and Björn Ulvaeus' smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! will welcome husband and wife Broadway stars John Dossett
and Michele Pawk
, Carey Anderson
, Andy Kelso and Olga Merediz
to Broadway on Wednesday, October 19th at the Cadillac Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway at 50th Street).
Husbands and wives starring opposite each other on the Broadway musical stage is a rarity. Over forty years ago Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme headlined Golden Rainbow, that same year Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy bowed in Maggie Flynn and over twenty years ago Sandy Duncan and Don Correia starred in My One and Only.
Now, Tony Award® winning actress Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms), star of the musicals Cabaret, Chicago and Seussical; playing Donna Sheridan opposite husband Tony Award® nominated actor John Dossett (Gypsy, Democracy) as Sam Carmichael are the new Lunts of Broadway!
In MAMMA MIA!, Sam returns to the Greek island where the young lovers met twenty years earlier. In real life, Dossett and Pawk first met while performing together in Lincoln Center's Hello Again in 1993 and have not worked together since.
Husband and wife were both nominated for 2003 Tony Awards®. Michele Pawk received her first nomination and win for her performance in Carrie Hamilton and Carol Burnett's Hollywood Arms, while John Dossett received a nomination for his work opposite Bernadette Peters' Rose in the Broadway revival of Gypsy.
Olga Merediz (Reckless, Man of LaMancha) joins the cast as Rosie and Judy McLane (Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Chess, Johnny Guitar) continues as Tanya, Donna's best friends and former back-up band who reunite for the wedding of Donna's daughter, Sophie.