Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' global hit musical MAMMA MIA! welcomes new principals Christy Altomare, Lauren Cohn, Daniel Cooney, Felicia Finley, Aaron Lazar, Graham Rowat and Zak Resnick who will join Judy McLane as "Donna Sheridan" at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) tonight, June 4, 2012.
As previously announced, after playing the role of "Tanya" for the past seven years, Broadway favorite Judy McLane (Chess, Kiss of the Spiderwoman) will assume the starring role of "Donna Sheridan," the independent single mother whose carefree past catches up with her on the eve of her daughter's wedding
Felicia Finley (The Wedding Singer, The Life) and Lauren Cohn (The Drowsy Chaperone tour) will star as "Tanya" and "Rosie," Donna's best friends and former back-up band known as "Donna and the Dynamos" who reunite on a Greek island for the wedding of Donna's daughter, Sophie.
Broadway veterans Aaron Lazar (A Little Night Music, Les Misérables), Daniel Cooney (9 to 5, Bonnie & Clyde) and Graham Rowat (Guys and Dolls, The Blue Flower) will star as "Sam Carmichael," "Bill Austin" and "Harry Bright," the trio of men from Donna's past who are Sophie's three possible dads.
Christy Altomare and Zak Resnick will both make their Broadway debuts opposite each other as bride-to-be "Sophie Sheridan" and her fiancé "Sky."
Jacob Pinion continues as Sky's sidekick "Pepper." MAMMA MIA! also features Halle Morse as "Lisa" and Traci Victoria as "Ali," Sophie's best friends, and Andrew Chappelle as "Eddie."
Now celebrating 10 smash hit years on Broadway, MAMMA MIA! is one of the most successful musicals of all time anywhere in the world and is now 10th longest running show in Broadway history.
Seen by over 50 million people around the world, MAMMA MIA!, is celebrating over 4,300 performances 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 74 foreign cities in 25 countries and been seen by over 4.3 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."
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.