West End Mamma Mia! Celebrates 1,500 Performances

News   West End Mamma Mia! Celebrates 1,500 Performances

The original London production of Mamma Mia! chalks up 1,500 performances at the Prince Edward Theatre Oct. 31.

Having been a sell-out success since it opened in April 1999, Mamma Mia!'s success is a tribute to producer Judy Cramer's vision in persuading Abba writers Bjorn and Benny to agree to a stage musical written around their songs.

The show has gone on to prove to be an international success, with a particularly strong impact in New York.

Since Mamma Mia! opened, it has been seen in London by 2.4 million people and, worldwide, by over 7 million. There are productions currently in London, Toronto, New York, Sydney and two tours in the United States. On Sunday, Nov 3. the first foreign-language version of Mamma Mia! opens in Hamburg.

The show's success has inspired a number of other pop hit -based shows like We Will Rock You and, more recently, Our House.