ABBA members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus are set to reunite for a performance with the London cast of Mamma Mia! at the 2014 Olivier Awards. They will take the stage with the musical's company to celebrate the show's 15th anniversary in Olivier ceremony's grand finale performance on April 13 at the Royal Opera House.
The ceremony, honoring the best in the U.K. theater scene, will be hosted by Stephen Mangan and Gemma Arterton. Joining them to perform are two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, who will sing with the BBC Concert Orchestra, and renowned tenor Joseph Calleja, who will close the first act with "E lucevan le stele" from Tosca.
Cast members from Best New Musical nominees The Book of Mormon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Once, and The Scottsboro Boys will also take the stage, along with BBC Radio 2 Audience Awards nominees Les Misérables, Matilda, The Phantom of the Opera, and Wicked. David Charles Abell will conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra, with orchestrations from Larry Blank and Mark Cumberland.
Presenters for the evening include Michael Ball, Samantha Barks, Kristin Davis, Dame Penelope Keith, and Robert Lindsay, among others.
Click here for a roundup of 2014 Olivier Award nominees.
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