Broadway's Mamma Mia! Will Transfer to The Broadhurst Theatre
By Andrew Gans
The long-running, international hit musical Mamma Mia!, which is currently celebrating 12 years on Broadway, will transfer from the Winter Garden Theatre to the Broadhurst Theatre, presently the home of the limited engagement of the late Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy, in late 2013.
Creator/producer Judy Craymer said in a statement, "I'm thrilled that we have this opportunity to move Mamma Mia! to the Broadhurst Theatre in the heart of Times Square… As we celebrate 12 years and 5000 performances in New York, I’m thrilled that the Shubert Organization has created this timely opportunity, which will allow us to present Mamma Mia! to delight audiences on Broadway for many years to come.”
Philip J. Smith and Robert E. Wankel, co-CEOs of the Shubert Organization, added, "Mamma Mia! is one of the crown jewels of the musical theatre, and we have so much respect for the way Judy has produced and maintained Mamma Mia! not only on Broadway, but in tours and other productions around the US and the world.… Mamma Mia! is a very important show to us and we expect the production to keep playing at the Broadhurst Theatre for a very long time.”
The tenth longest-running show on Broadway, Mamma Mia! has been seen by over 50 million people worldwide and has grossed more than $2 billion at the box office.
The Broadway company is currently headed by Judy McLane, Felicia Finley, Lauren Cohn, Aaron Lazar, Daniel Cooney, Graham Rowat, Christy Altomare, Zak Resnick, Jacob Pinion, Thomasina E. Gross, Traci Victoria and Albert Guerzon with Deanna Aguinaga, Sydni Beaudoin, Brent Black, Natalie Bradshaw, Felicity Claire, Allyson Carr, Mark Dancewicz, Stacia Fernandez, Adrienne Jean Fisher, Tony Gonzalez, Bryan Scott Johnson, Corinne Melançon, Paul Heesang Miller, Christopher Hudson Myers, Jennifer Noth, Elena Ricardo, Gerard Salvador, Lauren Sambataro, Victor Wallace and Blake Whyte.
With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. The production has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, production design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.
For more information visit www.mammamianorthamerica.com.
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