'Mama Mia' Here they go again

For the second time, the international musical sensation is set to strut on the Tel Aviv stage in all its polyester, platform-wearing glory

March 4, 2015 18:17

ABBA. (photo credit: Courtesy)

LONDON – It’s virtually impossible to detect what makes a pop song transcend being merely a few forgettable beats set to a catchy tune. Whether it is a combination of a specific turn of phrase, hitting the airwaves at the right time or a memorable sound, the Swedish pop sensation ABBA certainly cracked the code for success.

But when producers decided to apply that formula to the London stage 30 years later, they fleetingly wondered if there was an audience interested in hearing those irreverent songs anew.


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