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'Mamma Mia!' to close in September after 14 years on Broadway

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Joan Marcus

The curtain will close on Mamma Mia! for the last time this September, as the hit musical based on the songs of Abba ends its 14-year run on Broadway, according to The New York Times.

The musical will wrap after 5,765 performances, which will make it the eighth-longest-running show in Broadway history.

Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia!’s creator and global producer, will announce the closing following Thursday night’s performance. “I am thrilled that Mamma Mia! has brought the music of Abba to Broadway,” Craymer said in a statement to The Times. “And so grateful to the hundreds of wonderful actors, musicians, stage managers, crew, front of house staff and the other people of the theater who have given their professional lives and souls to be part of the Mamma Mia! family and adventure on Broadway.”

According to Broadway World, during its run, the show has grossed over $600 million on Broadway. For many years it consistently earned close to $1 million a week at the box office, but sales dropped over the past two years, averaging about $500,000 a week.

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