Friday, October 10, 2008

Money, Money, Money


-- The 16th longest running show in Broadway history.

-- Seen on stage by over 32 million people over the world.

-- A worldwide gross of over $2 billion.

-- Among Broadway top five selling musicals for the past seven consecutive weeks, a landmark not achieved since 2002.

A mother, a daughter and three possible dads. The Swedish band ABBA's greatest hits are woven into a sunny tale set on a Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a bride's quest to discover her father's identity brings three men from her mother's past back to the place they last visited 20 yrs ago. This is about the theatrical life includes the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera, ''Mamma Mia!'' Now curtain rises on this musical here, and will be staged until Oct 19 at Istanbul Show Center.

Steaming past summer and being right on into fall, this hit musical could be on a hot streak so sizzling... yes, it could be.

we just dive into the sizzling waters of the financial crisis, throughout the globe, and I remember the moment that I've already said ''Mamma Mia!'' on Sep 15, 2008.

This time, it's really different!

It's the biggest and most serious fall since 1930's.

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  1. I've only seen the movie, and it was WOW!!!

  2. Nihal,
    My husband and I went to see Mamma Mia when it was playing in Las Vegas. It was so good even though I was suffering with tooth problems because I had a root canal just a couple of weeks before we left on the trip and then had to have a second one when we reached San Diego. I really enjoyed Mamma Mia inspite of the pain! My husband was worried I wouldn't but the chance to actually get him to a play that has been on Broadway was something I wasn't going to pass up. He loves Abba's music so it wasn't hard to convince him to buy tickets to the show. Once while visiting Germany the summer after the Berlin wall came down, we took a drive into a small town in easter Germany. Lots of people were gathered in the town square for a celebration and a band was playing that sounded and looked almost exactly like Abba. Almost no one spoke English in this little village and they wondered why we were there but we stayed for the whole evening and enjoyed the music and the brats as if we were meant to be there! I love that your blog is so diverse and brings me memories of our travels!!

  3. Oops, that's Eastern Germany not "easter". And while the band looked and sounded like Abba, it wasn't the real thing! :-)

  4. I have not yet seen Mama Mia. Thank you for the wonderful description and the reminder that I really should plan on doing that!

  5. Hi Nihal! Sorry for the long delay in coming here, but these last weeks have been hectic; no, I’m not talking about the financial/economic crisis, though you're talking Money, Money… ;))
    Mamma Mia came out when I was spending lots of time in NYC, but was of the few musicals I didn't see; maybe 16 years later... But after a brilliant Wagner's Siegfried last Thursday, I don't think I'll try the Abba in the near future... ;))
    Meanwhile Blogtrotter is now on its 200th post: «The Libyan Sea»! Hope you enjoy! Have a great weekend!