PHOTO CALL: Mamma Mia! Celebrates Tenth Year; Welcomes Brescia, Hunt and Thorell

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25 Oct 2010

The company of the long-running hit musical Mamma Mia! celebrated the start of its tenth year on Broadway Oct. 22 with the unveiling of a new disco ball which now adorns the Winter Garden marquee.



The same night, the company welcomed new cast members including Lisa Brescia (Donna Sheridan), Liana Hunt (Sophie Sheridan) and Clark Thorell (Harry Bright). Company member Corey Greenan assumed the role of Sky. For the record, Mamma Mia! opened Oct. 18, 2001.

Here is a look at the cast, including new principals, lighting the disco ball:

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Patrick Boll, John Dossett, Gina Ferrall, Clarke Thorell, Lisa Brescia, Judy McLane, Liana Hunt and Corey Greenan
Photo by Matthew Blank



Mamma Mia!, which has been seen by over 42 million people around the world, 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.

Mamma Mia! 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.

The musical was a hit in London, where it still plays, before arriving on Broadway. The production also spawned a hit film starring Oscar winner Meryl Streep.

The Winter Garden Theatre is located in Manhattan at 1634 Broadway. For more information visit www.mamma-mia.com.