Vegas Mamma Mia!, with Johnson, Ends Run Jan. 4

News   Vegas Mamma Mia!, with Johnson, Ends Run Jan. 4 The Las Vegas production of Mamma Mia! ends its run at the Mandalay Bay Theatre Jan. 4. The international hit musical is the longest-running and most successful full-length Broadway musical to ever play The Strip.
Carol Linnea Johnson in Mamma Mia!
Carol Linnea Johnson in Mamma Mia!

Carol Linnea Johnson (as Donna) heads the cast of the production, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in Vegas Feb. 8. Johnson has also played the role on Broadway.

In a statement Mamma Mia! producer Judy Craymer said, "I am so grateful to the audiences who have supported Mamma Mia! in Las Vegas over six record-breaking years. I am proud that the popularity of the production in Las Vegas has opened the doors for other musicals to play on The Strip. This has been an extraordinary year for Mamma Mia!, with the worldwide history-making success of the movie, as well as a glorious finish to a triumphant run at Mandalay Bay. We are leaving on such a high."

The Vegas company also features Moriah Angeline (Sophie Sheridan), Marshal Kennedy Carolan (Sky), Robin Baxter (Rosie), Vicki Van Tassel (Tanya), Victor Wallace (Sam), Ron McClary (Bill), Don Brewer (Harry), Lisa Marie Morabito (Lisa), Alana Simone (Ali), Ronald Duncan (Pepper) and Joseph Anthony Byrd (Eddie).

Mamma Mia! employs the hit songs of famed pop group ABBA to tell the story of Sophie Sheridan, a young girl who hopes to discover the identity of her father. On the eve of her wedding, she brings three men from her mother Donna's past back to the Greek island they visited over two decades ago.

The show features music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, a book by Catherine Johnson, direction by Phyllida Lloyd and choreography by Anthony Van Laast. In New York, the musical plays the Winter Garden Theatre, which is located at 1634 Broadway.

Tickets, priced $49.50-$110, are available by calling (800) 632-7400 or (702) 474-4000 or by visiting www.mandalaybay.com or www.mamma-mia.com.