Pitre takes on ‘Kristina’

'Mamma Mia!' star reunites with creatives

Louise Pitre will reunite with “Mamma Mia!” creatives Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus to star in their tuner “Kristina,” getting a two-night concert performance at Carnegie Hall next month.

Pitre toplined “Mamma Mia!” when it bowed on Broadway in 2001 and stayed with the show for two years. The actress will portray former prostitute Ulrika in “Kristina,” which, as previously announced, will star Swedish thesp Helen Sjoholm in the title role.

Russell Watson and Kevin Odekirk also will star in the musical, about a family’s migration from Sweden to the U.S. in the 1800s.

“Kristina” preemed in Malmo in a 1995 Swedish-language production, followed by a 1996 concert in Minneapolis.

Directed by Lars Rudolfsson, “Kristina” plays Carnegie Hall Sept. 23-24.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Legit News from Variety

Loading