Mamma Mia!
Closed 2h 30m
Mamma Mia!
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Mamma Mia! NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(1274 Ratings)
Positive
93%
Mixed
5%
Negative
2%
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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (1,274)

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268 Reviews | 36 Followers
100
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 Read more

91 Reviews | 17 Followers
100
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

65 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
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.

216 Reviews | 223 Followers
100
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.

113 Reviews | 20 Followers
100
Entertaining, Exquisite, Riveting, Exciting

See it if You love ABBA

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

134 Reviews | 15 Followers
99
Romantic, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You love a good love story and crowd interaction

Don't see it if Great music

77 Reviews | 37 Followers
98
Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Original, Refreshing

See it if you want to see a great daughter/mother story about a wedding.

Don't see it if you don't like the music form ABBA

59 Reviews | 9 Followers
95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want to see a musical that makes you want to get up and dance and sing with them! Gives you a wonderful energy!!

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

Critic Reviews (18)

The New York Times
October 19th, 2001

"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."
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The New York Times
August 18th, 2014

"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."
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Time Out New York
October 19th, 2011

"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."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 29th, 2001

"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."
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New York Daily News
October 19th, 2001

"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."
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Variety
October 18th, 2001

"“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."
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Variety
February 27th, 2001

"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!"
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New York Post
October 19th, 2001

"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."
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