Mamma Mia!
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Mamma Mia!
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Mamma Mia! NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(1249 Reviews)
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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Member Reviews (1,249)

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876 Reviews | 906 Followers
80
Fun!!, Delightful, Refreshing, Romantic, Great music

See it if The original jukebox musical. Amazing music, fun plot and costumes.

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

851 Reviews | 1007 Followers
85
Feel good, Entertaining, Great music, Fun, Romantic

See it if You love Abba music and fun light musicals

Don't see it if You dislike Abba music

605 Reviews | 226 Followers
83
Cliched, Entertaining, Delightful, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if You don't mind mindless fluff so long as it's fun.

Don't see it if You can't stand ABBA.

482 Reviews | 717 Followers
48
Disappointing, Fluffy, Insipid, Overrated, Quirky

See it if you're a fan of ABBA and don't mind an entirely contrived story.

Don't see it if you're looking for something with any kind of depth or aren't a fan of ABBA's music.

Nic
447 Reviews | 86 Followers
85
Entertaining, Fluffy, Fun

See it if you love ABBA songs. There are many to be found here. I LOVE ABBA SONGS. So this, I like.

Don't see it if you want a story that offers anything profound.

273 Reviews | 474 Followers
70
Fun, Fluffy, Classic, Romantic

See it if you've never seen it and want to see what all the hype is about. This is a fun night out show that doesn't make you think too much.

Don't see it if you don't like jukebox musicals or mindless fun.

315 Reviews | 154 Followers
89
Fluffy, Fun, Light, Story is a stretch but i didn't care

See it if you enjoy the music of ABBA and want to just have a fun time at the theatre.

Don't see it if you are looking for something deep. This is pure fluff, but I loved it! Read more

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
80
Cute, Quirky, Ambitious, Entertaining, Uplifting

See it if ABBA music still rocks your world & you enjoy juke-box musicals. Tries hard to be traditional theater. Toe-tapping/head-bopping enjoyable.

Don't see it if silly/slightly slap-stick musicals trying hard to be "serious theater" don't work for you; although the music's STILL solid & holds its own.

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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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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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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