Mamma Mia! How Can I Resist You?
The Inside Story of Mamma Mia! and the Songs of ABBABook - 2006
"Mamma Mia! How Can I Resist You? draws together the intertwined tales behind two of popular music's most remarkable stories: the songs of ABBA, and the record-breaking show that gave those songs a fresh life and a whole new audience" "And Mamma Mia!'s global producer and creator Judy Craymer - along with writer Catherine Johnson, director Phyllida Lloyd and all the principal creatives - relates the roller-coaster saga of the show. Her original spark of an idea for a musical show based around the songs of Benny and Bjorn was kept aflame for ten years before it could burst into scintillating life and set the theatre world on fires. This is a classic theatrical tale, full of drama, setbacks and, ultimately, overwhelming success." "Alongside the text, the book features carefully selected images from both ABBA's and Mamma Mia!'s central archives, and from the photographers who recorded the group on stage, off stage and in the studio." "For Mamma Mia! audiences the book is not only a memento of the show but a chance - especially for those who weren't alive to dance to ABBA's music the first time around - to learn more about the songs behind the show and about the people behind the songs."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, c2006.
Branch Call Number: 781.64 ABB
Characteristics: 264 p. :,col. ill. ;,31 cm.