ABBA Special Weekend
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ABBA are a Swedish pop group, formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group’s name derives from the first letter in each of the first names of its members. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1982. ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 at The Dome in Brighton, UK, giving Sweden its first triumph in the contest. They are the most successful group to have taken part in the competition.
ABBA’s record sales are estimated from 140 to over 500 million copies worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. They are also the best-selling band from continental Europe and from outside the English-speaking world. ABBA is the first group from a non-English-speaking country to achieve consistent success in the charts of English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States. They have a joint record eight consecutive number-one albums in the UK. The group also enjoyed significant success in Latin America, and recorded a collection of their hit songs in Spanish.
During the band’s active years, the band was composed of two couples: Fältskog and Ulvaeus, and Lyngstad and Andersson. With the increase of their popularity, their personal lives suffered which eventually resulted in the collapse of both marriages. The relationship changes were reflected in the group’s music, with later compositions featuring more introspective and dark lyrics.
After ABBA disbanded in December 1982, Andersson and Ulvaeus achieved success writing music for the stage, while Lyngstad and Fältskog pursued solo careers with mixed success. ABBA’s music declined in popularity until the purchase of ABBA’s catalogue and record company Polar by Polygram in 1989 enabled the groundwork to be laid for an international re-issue of all their original material and a new Greatest Hits (ABBA Gold) collection in September 1992, which became a worldwide bestseller. Several films, notably Muriel’s Wedding (1994) and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), further revived interest in the group and spawned several tribute bands. In 1999, ABBA’s music was adapted into the successful musical Mamma Mia! that toured worldwide. A film of the same name, released in 2008, became the highest-grossing film in the United Kingdom that year. A sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, was released in 2018.
ABBA were honoured at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005, when their hit “Waterloo” was chosen as the best song in the competition’s history. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2015, their song “Dancing Queen” was inducted into the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame. On April 27, 2018, it was announced that the band had recorded two new songs after 35 years of being inactive, the first of which – “I Still Have Faith in You” – will be released in December 2018.
Mamma Mia! (promoted as Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia!) is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the band. The title of the musical is taken from the group’s 1975 chart-topper “Mamma Mia”. Ulvaeus and Andersson, who composed the original music for ABBA, were involved in the development of the show from the beginning. Singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad has been involved financially in the production and she has also been present at many of the premieres around the world.
The musical includes such hits as “Super Trouper”, “Lay All Your Love on Me”, “Dancing Queen”, “Knowing Me, Knowing You”, “Take a Chance on Me”, “Thank You for the Music”, “Money, Money, Money”, “The Winner Takes It All”, “Voulez-Vous”, “SOS” and the title track. Over 60 million people have seen the show, which has grossed $2 billion worldwide since its 1999 debut. A film adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgård and Julie Walters was released in July 2008.
As of 2018, the show has productions in London’s West End, where it is the seventh longest-running show in West End history, as well as various international productions. Its Broadway incarnation closed in September 2015 after a 14-year run, making it the ninth longest-running show in Broadway history.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Préparez-vous à chanter et danser, rire et aimer une fois de plus !
Dix ans après que Mamma Mia ! Le Film ait engendré plus de 600 million de dollars à travers le monde, vous êtes invités à retrouver la magie de l’île grecque Kalokairi dans une toute nouvelle comédie musicale basée sur les chansons d’ABBA. La comédie musicale sortira à l’été 2018 et verra le retour du cast original et l’arrivée de nouveaux acteurs dont Lily James (CENDRILLON, BABY DRIVER).
MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN est produit par Judy Craymer et Gary Goetzman, également producteurs du premier volet. Judy Craymer est également la créatrice et productrice de la comédie musicale au succès mondial.
Ol Parker, auteur du film INDIAN PALACE, a écrit et réalisé la suite de Mamma Mia ! Le Film, d’après une histoire de Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis et Parker. Benny Andersson et Björn Ulvaeus se sont chargés des musiques et paroles et sont les producteurs délégués. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis et Nicky Kentish Barnes sont également producteurs délégués.
Reprenant les personnages clés de MAMMA MIA! LE FILM, on retrouve l’oscarisée Meryl Streep dans le rôle de Donna, Julie Waters dans le rôle de Rosie et Christine Baranski dans le rôle de Tanya. Amanda Seyfried et Dominic Cooper retrouvent les rôles de Sophie et Sky, tandis que Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard et l’oscarisé Colin Firth reviennent dans les rôles des pères potentiels: Sam, Bill et Harry.
Le film traverse le temps pour montrer comment les relations forgées dans le passé impactent le présent, Lily James jouera le rôle de Donna jeune. Rosie et Tanya jeunes sont interprétées par Alexa Davies (LE MONDE DE NATHAN) et Jessica Keenan Wynn (Beautiful, une comédie musicale jouée à Broadway). Sam jeune sera joué par Jeremy Irvine (CHEVAL DE GUERRE), tandis que Josh Dylan (ALLIES) tiendra le rôle de Bill jeune et Hugh Skinner (KILL YOUR FRIENDS) jouera Harry jeune.