Mamma Mia! Celebrates 10 Years on Broadway

Watch the video on the 10th Anniversary Celebration on October 18, 2011.

The global smash hit musical Mamma Mia!, based on the songs of ABBA, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Broadway this October. The show opened at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre on October 18, 2001, and has become one of the most successful musicals of all time anywhere in the world. Mamma Mia! will also celebrate the honor of becoming the 10th longest running show in Broadway history in September.

The Super Trouper Celebration, a series of 10 special live events, is being planned in the New York area over the weeks leading up to these two momentous occasions. The celebration will be a “thank you” to New York City and all fans of the show for the incredible support over the past decade. A full list of events can be found on Mamma Mia!’s website.

Mamma Mia! global producer Judy Craymer said: “New York audiences embraced us when we arrived on Broadway and gave us the encouragement and support to not only send the show around the world, but to brave Hollywood and the movies. The global success would never have happened without the energy of New York City. Mamma Mia!’s 10th anniversary is like a homecoming and a very special moment for everyone involved in the show.”

Mamma Mia! is part of The Broadway Collection, a group of new and classic Broadway musicals selected for their unparalleled popularity with international audiences. Tickets are available through The Broadway Collection international partners.

Seen by over 50 million people around the world, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ global smash hit musical Mamma Mia!, is celebrating over 4,000 performances in its tenth smash hit year at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre and remains among Broadway’s top-selling musicals. The blockbuster feature film adaptation of Mamma Mia!, produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing $600 million worldwide.

Inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolds on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Songs including “Dancing Queen”; “The Winner Takes It All”; “Money, Money, Money” and “Take A Chance on Me” are all featured in this feel-good night of fun and laughter.

Produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, the creative team responsible for bringing MAMMA MIA! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd.