“Mamma Mia!” will drop its curtains on Broadway for good September 5, putting an end to a 14-year run on The Great White Way. The seminal musical, which has grossed upwards of $600 million since first opening in October of 2001, will take its place as the eighth-longest-running show in Broadway history.
The five-time Tony Award nominee has cited a particular harsh winter for its decision to close, though it’s been known to pack the Broadhurst Theatre when tourists flock to New York City in the spring and summer months. September will be the musical’s final month in the Big Apple, however, and ABBA’s greatest hits will be performed for just five more months.
By the time the doors shut on its final performance on September 5, “Mamma Mia!” will mark a 5,765-show run on Broadway, just several hundred shy of “Les Miserables”, “A Chorus Line” and “Oh! Calcutta!”.