Co-creators of the hit musical MAMMA MIA! and ex- ABBA stars ULVAEUS and
BENNY ANDERSSON are suing the producers of a smaller-scale tribute touring show
of the same name.
Producers of the $145.8 million (GBP81 million)-grossing show want the
tribute concert to change its name and have accused it of infringing their
The modest tribute show pre-dates the West End, London smash hit by two
years - as it has been running since 1997.
MIKE TAYLOR of MAMMA MIA! - THE CONCERT says, "It's a DAVID and GOLIATH
"I've owned the website (WWW.MAMMAMIA.CO.UK) since 1999 but I haven't got
the money to challenge them.
"It's in the hands of my lawyers now but we've no plans to come to the
West End and we've always made clear that ours is a concert - a tribute show -
and is separate from the West End musical."