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Thank You for the Music! Mamma Mia! Says Farewell to Broadway

Photos from the closing-night festivities for the long-running musical.

Mamma Mia! producer Judy Craymer gets a hug from longtime cast member Judy McLane during the show's final Broadway performance.
(© David Gordon)

After a run of nearly 14 years, the Broadway production of Mamma Mia! played its final performance on September 12 at the Broadhurst Theatre. The musical played 14 previews and more than 5,750 performances.

To celebrate the occasion, the current stars and scores of the production's alumni took the stage for a super-size grand finale to bid Broadway adieu, followed by a blowout extravaganza at the theater district restaurant Urbo. TheaterMania was on hand to capture the festivities, which you can see in the gallery below:


Featuring the music of the pop band ABBA and a book by Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! is directed by Phyllida Lloyd and produced by Judy Craymer. The musical tells the story of a young woman who attempts to discover the identity of her father as her wedding approaches. It officially opened October 18, 2001, at the Winter Garden Theatre and moved to the Broadhurst Theatre on November 2, 2013.

Mamma Mia! is currently the eighth-longest-running show in Broadway history, and only one of five current musicals to have run for more than 10 years on Broadway.