Mamma Mia! Abba are back together again for opening

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Ugyan csak egy stockholmi étterem megnyitóján, de ismét együtt az ABBA! Cikk, szószedet és feladat az eseményről.

They’re one of the most commercially successful music groups in history, with hits that have survived five decades. But ABBA haven’t been glimpsed as a group together for over seven years.

That all changed last night, when the Swedish pop foursome got together for the opening of a new restaurant in Stockholm – where people can eat while watching a show based on the group’s songs.

Agnetha Fältskog, now 65, Björn Ulvaeus, 70, Benny Andersson, 69, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 70, were last pictured together in 2008, when they walked the red carpet at the film premiere of Mamma Mia!, based on the musical of the same name. The hit musical which features the disco group’s songs between 1972-1982 was premiered in London in 1999 and saw the album ABBA GOLD top the charts once more.

The band were initially reluctant for a musical to be based on their greatest hits including Mamma Mia!, Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, Money Money Money, Knowing Me Knowing You and The Winner Takes It All.

But the show was so successful it spawned a worldwide tour and ran on Broadway for 14 years, making it one of the longest-running productions ever staged there.

A film adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan and Julie Walters was released in July 2008, also garnering rave reviews and huge commercial success. Now the group are hoping for their live restaurant experience, called Mamma Mia! The Party, will replicate the reception.

ABBA formed in Sweden in 1972 and topped the charts worldwide from 1975 to 1982. They won the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 at the Dome in Brighton, UK, giving Sweden its first triumph in the contest, and were the most successful group ever to take part in the competition.

The Mamma Mia! restaurant experience will be at the Nikos Taverna at Tyrol, with the experience designed to emulate an evening in a Greek taverna on the island of Skopelos, where the film was made. Guests can expect a three-course Mediterranean buffet – accompanied by entertainment from several acts singing and dancing to ABBA songs. The experience promises ‘daredevil stunts, Greek Gods, flirty waiters, and perhaps a Zorba and an Ouzo or two.’

Tickets start from around £109 per person for an evening at the venue.

source: The Daily Mail

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