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Mamma Mia! Creator Judy Craymer Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Like a 'Rock Chick'

Mamma Mia! Creator Judy Craymer Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Like a 'Rock Chick'

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the forthcoming 10th anniversary of her hit Broadway musical, Mamma Mia! producer Judy Craymer is launching a collectible “Rock Chick Supremo” T-shirt benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This pink, white and silver cotton shirt was created by Craymer and cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto, a breast cancer survivor and author of ...

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Thank You For the Music! A Video Scrapbook of Mamma Mia!'s 10 Years on Broadway

Thank You For the Music! A Video Scrapbook of Mamma Mia!'s 10 Years on Broadway

Ten years on Broadway is a verrrry long time, and Mamma Mia! is set to hit that impressive milestone on October 18 at the Winter Garden Theatre. To celebrate, the production put together an eight-minute video scrapbook covering the musical’s first decade, including footage of original stars Louise Pitre, Judy Kaye and Karen Mason, plus interviews with the all-female creative ...

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Sweet! Mamma Mia! Celebrates Broadway Milestone With Tasty Treats

Sweet! Mamma Mia! Celebrates Broadway Milestone With Tasty Treats
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The hit Broadway musical Mamma Mia! is headed into a month of celebrations culminating in its 10th anniversary at the Winter Garden Theatre. On September 14, the show marked a different milestone, becoming the 10th longest running show in Broadway history. During the curtain call, star Lisa Brescia chose 10 lucky audience members to receive a box of cupcakes created ...

Sing Along With Meryl, Pierce & Colin at Tenth Anniversary Screening of Mamma Mia!

Sing Along With Meryl, Pierce & Colin at Tenth Anniversary Screening of Mamma Mia!

The unique song stylings of Pierce Brosnan will return to the big screen on September 20 in a sing-along screening of Mamma Mia! at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. The one-night-only event is being held as part of the tenth anniversary celebration of the Broadway run of the musical, which features songs made famous by ABBA. Both the ...

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Tennis Champs Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic Feel the ABBA Beat at Mamma Mia!

Tennis Champs Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic Feel the ABBA Beat at Mamma Mia!
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Donna Sheridan’s show-stopper “The Winner Takes It All” had special meaning at the August 23 performance of Mamma Mia!: The world’s top two tennis players, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were in the audience! In town for the U.S. Open, the friendly rivals decided to relax at a Broadway musical, then made their way backstage at the Winter Garden ...

Liana Hunt on Gearing Up for Mamma Mia!'s Big Birthday and Avoiding the 'Sophie/Sky Curse'

Liana Hunt on Gearing Up for Mamma Mia!'s Big Birthday and Avoiding the 'Sophie/Sky Curse'

Age & Hometown: “Old enough to drink”; Morrisville, Vermont

Current Role: A Broadway debut as Sophie Sheridan, the feisty bride-to-be who belts “Honey, Honey” and other ABBA tunes in the long-running hit Mamma Mia!

Instant Success: Bubbly brunette Hunt got a fast start in musicals, hitting the road as Sophie in Mamma Mia! in 2009, just after graduating from NYU ...

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David Beach, John Hemphill, Jordan Dean & Jacob Pinion to Join Mamma Mia!

David Beach, John Hemphill, Jordan Dean & Jacob Pinion to Join Mamma Mia!

David Beach, John Hemphill, Jordan Dean and Jacob Pinion will join the cast of the long-running hit musical Mamma Mia! on June 6 at the Winter Garden Theatre. Beach (Urinetown) returns to the company as Harry Bright. Hemphill will make his Broadway debut as Sam Carmichael after starring in the show’s national tour. Dean (Cymbeline) is set to play groom-to-be ...

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My, My! Mamma Mia! Celebrates Its 4,000th Broadway Performance

My, My! Mamma Mia! Celebrates Its 4,000th Broadway Performance
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Way back in October 2001, Mamma Mia! burst onto Broadway, and the megahit musical is still attracting ABBA fans eight times a week at the Winter Garden Theatre. On May 31, the show celebrated a special milestone: its 4,000th performance on the Great White Way. After standing ovation number 4,000, the cast marked the occasion by giving every ...

Mamma Mayor! NYC Mayor Bloomberg Has an ABBA-riffic Evening at Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mayor! NYC Mayor Bloomberg Has an ABBA-riffic Evening at Mamma Mia!
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After the Dynamos of Mamma Mia! co-starred with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a parody skit at the recent Inner Circle charity dinner, it was only fair for Hizzoner to see them live at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre. The Broadway-loving Mayor got his ABBA on at the April 9 performance of the long-running hit musical, then headed backstage to pose ...

Mamma Mia's Lisa Brescia on the Backstage 'Scare of a Lifetime'

Mamma Mia's Lisa Brescia on the Backstage 'Scare of a Lifetime'

Given the amount of time Broadway actors spend at work, it’s no surprise that they enjoy a good joke—often at a co-worker’s expense! In celebration of April Fool’s Day, Broadway.com asked some of our favorite stars to share their funniest work-related pranks. In some cases, the stars initiated the practical joke; in others, the joke was on them. Read ...

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An April Fool's Day Eviction Notice Panics Mamma Mia's Liana Hunt

An April Fool's Day Eviction Notice Panics Mamma Mia's Liana Hunt

Given the amount of time Broadway actors spend at work, it’s no surprise that they enjoy a good joke—often at a co-worker’s expense! In celebration of April Fool’s Day, Broadway.com asked some of our favorite stars to share their funniest work-related pranks. In some cases, the stars initiated the practical joke; in others, the joke was on them. Read ...

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Dancing King! Mayor Bloomberg Gets Down With the Ladies of Mamma Mia!

Dancing King! Mayor Bloomberg Gets Down With the Ladies of Mamma Mia!

While word already broke that Mayor Bloomberg might channel Broadway's newest hero, Spider-Man, for the annual Inner Circle charity dinner, Hizzoner decided to also team with a long-running Broadway favorite. Bloomberg hopped into some disco-era clothing to boogie with the dancing queens of Mamma Mia! Last year Bloomberg spread peace and love with the Hair tribe, but this year's audience ...

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Mamma Mia!’s Brazilian Super Troupers Visit Broadway

Mamma Mia!’s Brazilian Super Troupers Visit Broadway
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ABBA-rific musical Mamma Mia! proved just how international a hit it really is on March 3, when the headliners of the Brazilian production stopped by to visit their friends on Broadway. During a visit to New York, these South American stars spent an evening checking out the show at the Winter Garden Theatre, then stormed the aisles to dance their ...

Lisa Brescia of Mamma Mia! Reveals Her V-Day Broadway Crush

Lisa Brescia of Mamma Mia! Reveals Her V-Day Broadway Crush

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and Broadway.com reached out to some of the most romantic people we know—Broadway stars—to get the scoop on heart-melting gifts, swoon-worthy tunes and more.

LISA BRESCIA (Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!)

What character from any Broadway show could you fall in love with and why?
Any character played by Mark Rylance. That kind of ...

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Enter the Turtle-Filled Backstage Sanctuary of Mamma Mia! Star Lisa Brescia

Enter the Turtle-Filled Backstage Sanctuary of Mamma Mia! Star Lisa Brescia

“This is my sanctuary,” Lisa Brescia says of her expansive dressing room at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, home of the long-running musical hit Mamma Mia! Brescia has settled into the role mother of the bride and resident dancing queen Donna Sheridan, and the actress has filled her backstage space with keepsakes, photos and favorite samples from her turtle collection ...

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Mamma Mia! Star Judy McLane Offers a Toast to Life in 2011

Mamma Mia! Star Judy McLane Offers a Toast to Life in 2011

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2011. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

JUDY McLANE (Tanya in Mamma Mia!)

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Playtime's the Thing in 2011 for Mamma Mia! Star Lisa Brescia

Playtime's the Thing in 2011 for Mamma Mia! Star Lisa Brescia

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2011. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

LISA BRESCIA (Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia ...

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First Look! Meet the New Dancing Queens of Broadway's Mamma Mia!

First Look! Meet the New Dancing Queens of Broadway's Mamma Mia!
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Long-running hit musical Mamma Mia! recently welcomed some new dancing queens to its breezy Greek island setting. Take a look as new lead Lisa Brescia shows off super trouper blonde locks alongside Mamma Mia! vets Judy McLane and Gina Ferrall. Then check out newbie onstage lovebirds Liana Hunt and Corey Greenan, who play the roles of Sophie and Sky (respectively ...

Judy McLane Puts Her Passions on Display Backstage at Mamma Mia!

Judy McLane Puts Her Passions on Display Backstage at Mamma Mia!

Judy McLane reigns as Broadway’s favorite vixen, charming audiences (and the young guys in the cast) as sexy Dynamo Tanya in Mamma Mia! Backstage at the Winter Garden Theatre, McLane displays keepsakes from family, friends and causes that are close to her heart, including the Cheetah Conservation Fund targeting endangered cats of Africa. This live-wire yet down-to-earth actress shared her ...

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Curtain Up! Light the Disco Balls! Mamma Mia! Adds Glitz to Theater Marquee

Curtain Up! Light the Disco Balls! Mamma Mia! Adds Glitz to Theater Marquee
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To kick off Mamma Mia!’s 10th anniversary year on Broadway, the hit musical tapped brand new leading lady Lisa Brescia and her co-stars to christen a shiny addition to the marquee at the Winter Garden Theatre: a pair of illuminated disco balls! On October 22, Brescia was joined by long-running “Dynamos” Judy McLane and Gina Ferrall and the show’s ...

What's Up, Lisa Brescia? The Real-Life Newlywed Steps Into the Lead in Mamma Mia!

What's Up, Lisa Brescia? The Real-Life Newlywed Steps Into the Lead in Mamma Mia!

Less than a year after her real-life wedding to Tony-nominated composer/lyricist Craig Carnelia (Sweet Smell of Success, Working), Lisa Brescia is headed to the Winter Garden Theatre as Spandex-clad mother-of-the-bride Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! Brescia has spent the last decade as Broadway’s standby of choice, including a drama-filled stint in The Woman in White that included subbing for ...

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Lisa Brescia Tapped to Play Donna Sheridan in Broadway's Mamma Mia!

Lisa Brescia Tapped to Play Donna Sheridan in Broadway's Mamma Mia!

Lisa Brescia has been tapped for the leading role of Donna Sheridan in the long-running Broadway musical hit Mamma Mia!. Brescia is set to join the show on October 22, replacing Beth Leavel, who will move on to the cast of the holiday musical Elf. Leavel will play her final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on October 10, and ...

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The Sky's the Limit for Mamma Mia! Groom-to-Be Eric William Morris

The Sky's the Limit for Mamma Mia! Groom-to-Be Eric William Morris

Age: 28

Hometown: Glen Rock, New Jersey

Currently: Laying all his love on sweetheart Sophie as groom-to-be Sky in the long-running Broadway hit Mamma Mia!

Jersey Boy: Raised in a small town 25 miles west of Manhattan, Morris enjoyed twice-a-year trips to Broadway shows. “My grandmother was a huge musical fan and used to sing songs from Camelot and Man ...

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Stars Go Wild at Broadway Unleashed Charity Event

Stars Go Wild at Broadway Unleashed Charity Event
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Mamma Mia! star Judy McLane asked members of the Broadway community for some “money, money, money” for Sean Casey Animal Rescue during a special Broadway Unleashed concert on May 17 at Backstage at Trattoria Dopo Teatro. Broadway icons Chita Rivers and Bernadette Peters (founder of the annual Broadway Barks animal adoption event) were on hand to raising awareness for animal ...

Super Trouper Katie Holmes Takes Suri to Mamma Mia! on Broadway

Super Trouper Katie Holmes Takes Suri to Mamma Mia! on Broadway
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Actress Katie Holmes, who knows a thing or two about life as a busy young mother, attended the April 5 performance of Mamma Mia! with ever-fashionable daughter Suri Cruise. No stranger to Broadway, Holmes appeared in the 2008 revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. Holmes is quite the “Dancing Queen” herself, having performed a Judy Garland-themed segment for Fox’s ...

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