Mamma Mia! Celebrates Broadway Milestone Nov. 9
By Andrew Gans
The long-running, international hit musical Mamma Mia!, which reopened at its new home, the Broadhurst Theatre, Nov. 2, celebrates a Broadway milestone Nov. 9.
The 2 PM matinee marks the celebrated musical's 5,000th performance on Broadway. The show's creator and producer, Judy Craymer, will welcome "friends and family … [of] all ages to remember their first time dancing in the aisles."
Carlo's Bakery has designed and created a Mamma Mia! "5,000th Confection" to be presented to the company on stage by celebrity baker Mauro Castano. Audience members may present their ticket stub from the Nov. 9 performance at The Cake Boss Cafe (42nd St. and Eighth Avenue) and receive a 20 percent discount on an in-store purchase — valid through Nov. 11.
Now celebrating 13 years on Broadway, Mamma Mia! is the tenth longest-running show in Broadway history.
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, Laurie Veldheer, Aaron Lazar, Daniel Cooney, Graham Rowat, Zak Resnick, Jacob Pinion, Thomasina E. Gross, Traci Victoria and Albert Guerzon.
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.
Show times at the Broadhurst are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 7 PM with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
The Broadhurst Theatre is located at 235 West 44th Street. For more information visit mammamianorthamerica.com.
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