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As of 2018, the show has productions in London’s West End, where it is the seventh longest-running show in West End history, as well as various international productions. The original home of Mamma Mia! 1972 to 1982 and one of the most popular international pop groups of all time, topping the charts again and again in Europe, North and South America and Australia. In 1997, Craymer commissioned Catherine Johnson to write the book for the musical. In 1998, Phyllida Lloyd became the director for the show. The musical opened in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre on April 6, 1999, and transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre on June 9, 2004, where it played until September 2012, when it moved to the Novello Theatre. Prior to the musical’s Broadway engagement, it opened in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in May 2000, where it played for five years.
The musical opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre on October 18, 2001, after beginning previews on October 5. The director is Phyllida Lloyd with choreography by Anthony Van Laast. It was announced on April 9, 2015 that the show would close on September 5, 2015. On April 21, 2015, it was then announced that show would play an additional week and would instead close on September 12, 2015. 5,773 performances on Broadway before closing.
The first city to produce the show after London was Toronto, where it ran from May 22, 2000 to May 22, 2005, being the North America premiere of Mamma Mia! The original cast included Louise Pitre as Donna and Tina Maddigan as Sophie, who both of them later reprised their roles in first US Tour and Broadway premiere. Las Vegas, opening at the Mandalay Bay in February 2003 and closing on January 4, 2009. The North American tour started in Providence, Rhode Island in February 28, 2002 and closed in St. Louis, Missouri in July 30, 2017, after more than 4.
The first non-English version of the show debuted in Hamburg at the Operettenhaus, where it ran from November 3, 2002 to September 8, 2007. 85 cities in 38 countries and has been seen by 5 million people. The Dutch actress Lone van Roosendaal has played Donna in three different countries: Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. In the Original Danish Tivoli Copenhagen Cast it was actually Kristine Yde Eriksen as Sophie and Nadia Barbara Abrahamsen as Ali. But when the production moved to Aarhus took Stine Louise Henriksen over for Kristine Yde Eriksen as Sophie and Nadin Reiness took over for Nadia Barbara Abrahamsen as Ali.
Stine Louise Henriksen was actually Kristine’s understudy in Tivoli, Copenhagen and so was Nadin Reiness for Nadia. The South African tour, conducted at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town on August 11, 2010 and 3 months later at The Teatro, Montecasino in Johannesburg, featured an all local cast. On January 24, 2012, Mamma Mia! Manila at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines as part of the international Tour.
The show was originally set to stay only for a week but with the positive response, the organisers decided that it would play until February 19, 2012. A New Zealand tour production of Mamma Mia! Auckland Civic Theatre on March 4, 2014, featuring an all new set design by John Harding. International theatre star Deliah Hannah played Donna, and popular New Zealand entertainment icon Jackie Clark plays Rosie. The musical is performed on sailings of Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.
Unlike other cruise ship performances of musicals, the show is performed in its entirety. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, the musical had its premiere on December 12, 2014. Czech is the seventeenth language in which the musical was performed. At the date of the premiere a record 70,000 tickets were sold. On February 21, 2015, the musical premiered in Warsaw, Poland at Roma Musical Theatre. On March 18, 2016, Mamma Mia! Panama City, Panama, at the Anayansi Theatre in the Atlapa Convention Centre, directed by Aaron Zebede.
On May 27, 2016 the first regional production opened at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. On 31 August 2016, it was announced that the show would once again tour Australia with the premier being held in Canberra in November 2017 before transferring to Brisbane the following month. The tour has been confirmed to include all 6 major Australian cities. From July 28, 2017 to July 30, 2017, Mamma Mia! Nová scéna Theatre in Bratislava, Slovakia opened on November 11, 2017 for the first time in Slovak. In Slovakia were formerly performed Czech and original version. A Finnish-language production premiered at the Messukeskus Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland on May 4, 2018.