The global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, based on the songs of ABBA, is planning a series of 10 live events in the New York area over the 10 weeks leading up to the 10th Anniversary on Broadway this October.
MAMMA MIA! 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. In September of this year, MAMMA MIA! becomes the 10th longest running show in Broadway history and MAMMA MIA! The Movie is the most successful live musical film of all time.
The Super Trouper Celebration for the MAMMA MIA! 10th Anniversary is a “thank you” to New York City and all fans of the show for the incredible support over the past decade.
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.”
Here are highlights of the MAMMA MIA! 10th Anniversary Super Trouper Celebration.
“BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK”
Bryant Park, New York City – August 11
The cast of MAMMA MIA! performs hit songs from the show at the annual outdoor summer concert series in the heart of New York City.
“SHOP TIL YOU ROCK”
Woodbridge, New Jersey – August 27
Join the cast of MAMMA MIA! at the Woodbrige Center where they will perform as part of “Shop Til You Rock!” and enter the MAMMA MIA! Sing-Along contest for a chance to win a trip to see MAMMA MIA! on Broadway.
“SHOP TIL YOU ROCK”
Staten Island, New York – September 10
Join the cast of MAMMA MIA! at the Staten Island Mall where they will perform as part of “Shop Til You Rock!” and enter the MAMMA MIA! Sing-Along contest for a chance to win a trip to see MAMMA MIA! on Broadway.
MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE SING-ALONG SCREENING
Ziegfeld Theater, New York City – September 20
MAMMA MIA! fans will have the chance to sing along to their favorite ABBA hits at this exclusive screening. This is a ticketed event. Ticketing TBA.
SHAPE MAGAZINE’S “PILATES FOR PINK+”
Union Square, New York City – October 2
The cast of MAMMA MIA! will teach a dance class in the middle of Union Square at an event hosted by SHAPE magazine while raising money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation ® . This is a ticketed event. To pre-register for the event, visit www.pilatesforpink.com
HARD ROCK CAFE NEW YORK’S “ROCK CHICK SUPREMO PARTY”
Times Square, New York City – October 4
MAMMA MIA! supports Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER™ campaign featuring a performance from the Broadway stars, at Hard Rock Cafe New York
DKNY SHOPPING BENEFIT
655 Madison Avenue, New York City – October 12 6-8PM
DKNY to host a special shopping event in celebration of the 10th anniversary of MAMMA MIA!, featuring the “Rock Chick Supremo” t-shirt designed by Marisa Acocella Marchetto. 10% of DKNY sales from the event will support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.
10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE & CELEBRATION
Winter Garden Theatre, New York City – October 18
Surprises are in store at MAMMA MIA!’s 10th anniversary performance!
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING LIGHTING Fifth Avenue, New York City – October 18
New York City’s most iconic landmark will be illuminated MAMMA MIA! blue, white and pink on its opening anniversary day in honor of the hit musical’s 10th smash hit year.
BLOOMINGDALE’S BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENT Bloomingdale’s 59th Street , New York City – October 20. BCRF founder Evelyn Lauder and actress Elizabeth Hurley join the iconic retailer at a special event benefiting breast cancer research featuring a performance from the Broadway stars and saluting MAMMA MIA! global producer and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® supporter Judy Craymer.
More to come!
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 current North American Tour has played over 3,700 performances in over 150 cities with 145 repeat visits. The original West End production of MAMMA MIA! is now in its thirteenth year and has celebrated over 5,000 performances in London and the international tour has visited more than 50 foreign cities and been seen by over 4 million people. 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.
With a worldwide gross of over $2 Billion, MAMMA MIA! is acclaimed by the Associated Press as “quite simply, a phenomenon.”
For tickets, schedule and information about MAMMA MIA!: http://www.mammamianorthamerica.com/