Mamma Mia! Becomes Broadway's 13th Longest-Running Show Aug. 19

By Andrew Gans
August 19, 2009

The international hit musical Mamma Mia! becomes the 13th longest-running show in Broadway history Aug. 19.

The Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus musical will surpass Fiddler on the Roof when it plays its 3,243rd performance at the Winter Garden Theatre at 8 PM.

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 New York cast of Mamma Mia! currently features Carolee Carmello (Donna Sheridan), Judy McLane (Tanya), Gina Ferrall (Rosie), Brandi Burkhardt (Sophie Sheridan), Chris Peluso (Sky), Sean Allan Krill (Sam Carmichael), Pearce Bunting (Bill Austin) and Ben Livingston (Harry Bright).

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