Lately, Broadway's sweet to this Swede

Success of `Mamma Mia!' prods former ABBA musician/songwriter to try for another stage hit

August 27, 2006|By J. Wynn Rousuck | J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic

When we split up in 1982, I thought this was it. I thought you would hear an ABBA song played every here and there and now and then, but not any more than that."

How wrong Bjorn Ulvaeus was. Now 61 and speaking from his home outside Stockholm, the former guitarist for the Swedish pop group could never have guessed that nearly a quarter-century after the group disbanded, ABBA's music would continue to be heard live around the world nightly.

MAMMA MIA! / / Tuesday-Sept. 10 -- Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St. -- $30-$75 -- 410-547-SEAT or

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