New York | 2h 30m | Already closed

Mamma Mia!

From 18 critic and 1,147 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Romantic

About the show

This lively pop musical, featuring the songs of '70s Swedish super-group ABBA, will close in September following more than a decade of nightly standing ovations. More…

Inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, 'Mamma Mia!' is a sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolding on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they had last visited 20 years ago. Songs including "Dancing Queen," "The Winner Takes It All," "Money, Money, Money" and "Take a Chance on Me" are featured in this feel-good musical.

2h 30m | Already closed | Broadhurst Theatre (Midtown W)

New York Post

"Mamma Mia! offers one of those nights when you sit back and let a nutty kind of joy just sweep over you. The score is a nostalgic parade of 22 songs from the alphabetically challenged Swedish pop group of the ’70s. And when you get to the coda finale keep your seats, it ain’t over till it’s over, you’ll be so happy you’ll think you’ve just become a grandparent." Full Review

My Dream Came True

"The show isn't merely a collection of strung-together song and dance numbers; it's a show about love: romantic love, young and old; loving friendships; and parental love...When it comes to musical theater, great songs and heart are what draw me back to the theater again and again." Full Review

Celebrity Radio by Alex Belfield

"This musical is feel-good, uplifting, funny and hugely entertaining. If you want a heart warming story (and a huge party) Mamma Mia will blow your mind!" Full Review


"Mamma Mia! is the original jukebox musical, combining beloved ABBA songs with a funny, tender story...The show also famously features a “mega-mix” of reprises at the curtain call, and the audience leaps to its feet to dance along at each performance." Full Review

JK's Theatre Scene

"The cast as a whole is uniformly terrific, spot on full of zing, broad smiles and what appears to be true joy...Brescia's all out diva rendition of The 'Winner Takes it All' was a powerful and honest rendition. Brava!" Full Review

Broadway Voice

"Curtain call prompted probably the most fun I’ve ever had at a Broadway show. Not only did the entire ensemble perform a musical revue of Abba’s greatest hits, but also the audience got to get up and show off their moves and their pipes!" Full Review

The New York Times

"The choreography is mostly stuff you could try, accident-free, in your own backyard. And the score consists entirely of songs made famous in the disco era by Abba, music that people seldom admit to having danced to, much less sung in their showers. Yet these elements have been combined, with alchemical magic, into the theatrical equivalent of comfort food." Full Review

The New York Times

"They’re not dancing in the aisles at Mamma Mia! anymore. Shows do fade. The taverna looks flimsy and cramped on the Broadhurst stage. But its real appeal, beyond those songs, has always been its innate sweetness, and that’s a joy." Full Review


"The musical based on the songs of Abba, is a silly affair all around, and that's its greatest asset. Feather-light, simple, pure pop, set the tone for the evening and provide the lingering sentiment. And feeling is ultimately all that matters with an enjoyably vacuous show like Mamma Mia!" Full Review

Drama Queen NYC

"From the concept alone, it’s clear that this ABBA-mad musical is a piece of fluff, a bit of light fun, and that’s the standard by which it should be judged...I must admit that the big story is perhaps less than the sum of its moments and that the book is awkwardly written and directed." Full Review


"“Mamma Mia!,” which weaves a few threads of romantic comedy around a bumper crop of old Abba tunes, is a thoroughly preposterous show, but it’s also a giddy guilty pleasure...the star of the show is those unnervingly catchy songs, that work happy magic on one’s serotonin levels." Full Review


"The show is pleasing as it passes and it certainly features a generous swath of songs that caught the world's fancy during the '70s and '80s. The musical's purveyors didn't necessary spend a lot to make a lot, but make a lot they will. And what's wrong with that? " Full Review

New York Magazine / Vulture

"I found the score neither unbearable nor something I'd miss if I never heard it again...I would not discourage anyone interested from attending Mamma Mia!. But I wouldn't encourage the doubtful, either." Full Review


"Although the lyrics are uniformly insipid and fit the story about as well as those from any 1930s Rodgers & Hart musical (which is just barely), for those of us who grew up with ABBA, there's something thrilling about hearing "S.O.S" and "Take a Chance on Me" blasting from a Broadway stage...mostly this is a big schlocky fun-for-the-whole-family Broadway musical." Full Review

Time Out New York

"Almost two dozen hits by ABBA form the spine of this worldwide smash, which book writer Catherine Johnson has feebly fleshed out into a mother-daughter comedy-drama. As theater, Mamma Mia! is forgettable. As a delivery system for pop-culture nostalgia, it’s ruthless." Full Review

The Associated Press

"Deep, it's not. There is no subtext. Heck, there's barely any text. The flimsy tale is an excuse to insert ABBA's greatest and not-so-greatest hits into a mock Harlequin Romance (with feminist overtones) set on a small Greek island...Mamma Mia! revels primarily in its own construction, it's manufactured rather than inspired and so is much of what passes for fun in the show." Full Review

New York Daily News

"If you're an ABBA fan, read no further. Just line up at the box office for "Mamma Mia!" Immediately. Since you're already bonded to the material, you will undoubtedly have a wonderful time. If, however, your attachment to ABBA is only tangential or, as in my case, nonexistent, you might want to think twice about it." Full Review

Talkin' Broadway

"In terms of theatre, Mamma Mia! has little to offer. The book is paper thin, silly...Still, the legions of ABBA fans who attend Mamma Mia! aren't going to care about much of this. They will doubtlessly have a great time and may well walk away proclaiming Mamma Mia! one of the best shows they've ever seen. Theatregoers expecting a solid, theatrical show will have gotten far less." Full Review

Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you enjoy the music of Abba.

Don't see it if You're looking for a sit down and watch experience. This show will have you dancing in the aisles.

Entertaining, Romantic, Must see, Great singing

See it if you like a show that's bound to make you smile - contagious music and great story

Don't see it if you don't like Abba...

Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy the music of Abba, or just enjoy lively music & a good happy story

Don't see it if you're not an ABBA fan, don't want to be caught dancing in the aisles

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Delightful, Funny, Romantic, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you are in the mood for a good time.

Don't see it if you don't like the music of Abba

Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing, Must see, Romantic

See it if You like abba

Don't see it if Your not into the group abba

Clever, Entertaining, Exquisite, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if love it went back twice to see it

Don't see it if no comments

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You love a feel good musical with entertaining songs and jokes

Don't see it if You don't like ABBA or spandex

Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if you love theatre

Don't see it if see it

Intense, Riveting, Refreshing, Must see, Masterful

See it if You like musicals. Its a classic

Don't see it if You don't want anything to do with theatre

Delightful, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Mamma Mia! Is an absolute joy to see live. You'll be laughing and singing the whole time!

Don't see it if N/A

Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You love musicals

Don't see it if U hate people

Funny, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if You love dancing and ABBA, you will smile and sing along through the whole show, the characters are to die for and the songs are feel good.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of ABBA or fun family moments

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you are familiar with the fabulous music of ABBA.

Don't see it if you're not interested with musicals

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if You want a fun filled evening of song and dance and laughter

Don't see it if No reason not to!

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if It is a must see for those who like the upbeat music of ABBA and the 80's in general. It is a very optimistic show which will cheer you up,

Don't see it if If you ABSOLUTELY HATE Disco

Funny, Hilarious, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to have a good time

Don't see it if You don't like ABBA

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if I think teens, couples, and girls having a night out would enjoy this!!

Don't see it if If you don't like the music of Abba you will not enjoy this musical. Lots of Abba songs throughout this show

Absorbing, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You like dancing in your seat during songs.

Don't see it if You don't like ABBA music.

Entertaining, Must see, Great singing

See it if you like the music of ABBA. You will be singing and dancing in your seat

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You love ABBA!

Don't see it if You never like ABBA's music

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Must see

See it if -Love Abba songs -Love fun shows that are just entertaining to watch

Don't see it if You don't like crude humor or any mentions of sexual behavior

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if just go

Don't see it if just go

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you like Abba music. Love to see a good love story with great music.

Don't see it if If you don't like a romantic musical.

Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You are a fan of Abba and want to relax and just have an entertaining theater experience. You will walk out singing.

Don't see it if It would upset you to have people standing, singing along, and cheering during the entire production.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Enchanting, Funny

See it if Love it. The music was what I grew up on.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Broadway.

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