Mamma Mia! announces 25th anniversary North American tour

A new North American tour is set to launch to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ABBA’s Tony Award-nominated musical, Mamma Mia!. Producer Judy Craymer announced the production will open at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, with tour dates and a list of cities to be announced later.

After premiering in London in 1999, Mamma Mia! toured North America in 2000 and then made its debut on Broadway in 2001. It ran at the Winter Garden Theatre until October 2013 and then moved to the Broadhurst Theatre, where it concluded its run on Sept. 12, 2015, with a total of 5,772 performances and five Tony nominations, including Best Musical.

Featuring the songs of ABBA, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! has grossed over $4 billion across 50 productions worldwide. A previous tour ran from 2012 until 2017.

The production features a Tony-nominated book by Catherine Johnson, direction by Phyllida Lloyd, and choreography by Anthony Van Laast. The production design is by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision and additional material/arrangements by Martin Koch. Casting by Tara Rubin Casting will be announced at a later date.

Mamma Mia! is produced by Craymer, Richard East, and Ulvaeus of Littlestar, in association with Universal. The tour is being booked by The Booking Group, with executive producer Amy Jacobs of Bespoke Theatricals in association with Work Light Productions.

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