Felicia Finley, Lauren Cohn, Aaron Lazar, Graham Rowat Join Judy McLane in Mamma Mia! Starting June 4
By Andrew Gans
The Broadway production of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' international hit musical Mamma Mia!, which continues to play the Winter Garden Theatre, welcomes a slew of new cast members June 4.
After playing the role of Tanya for the past seven years, Judy McLane (Chess, Kiss of the Spider Woman) assumes the starring role of Donna Sheridan, the independent single mother whose carefree past catches up with her on the eve of her daughter's wedding.
McLane is joined by Felicia Finley (The Wedding Singer, The Life) and Lauren Cohn (The Drowsy Chaperone tour), who star as Tanya and Rosie, respectively, Donna's best friends and former back-up band who reunite on a Greek island for the wedding of Donna's daughter, Sophie.
Also joining the cast are Broadway veterans Aaron Lazar (A Little Night Music, Les Misérables), Daniel Cooney (9 to 5, Bonnie & Clyde) and Graham Rowat (Guys and Dolls, The Blue Flower) in the roles of Sam Carmichael, Bill Austin and Harry Bright, respectively, the trio of men from Donna's past who are Sophie's three possible dads.
Christy Altomare and Zak Resnick both make their Broadway debuts opposite each other as bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan and her fiancé Sky. Jacob Pinion continues as Sky's sidekick Pepper with Halle Morse as Lisa, Traci Victoria as Ali and Andrew Chappelle as 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.
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 mamma-mia.com.
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