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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

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Closed December 30, 2018

Toe-tappingly familiar songs, stellar performances, shiny costumes, and a reminder of the impact of its subject on the music industry at large.

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Why See Summer: The Donna Summer Musical?

Broadway ShowsMusicalsTony Nominees2018 Tony Nominees

A Musical On the Singer That Ruled 1970s Disco

Don't miss Summer on Broadway, must close December 30!

After being premiered in LA, Summer, the musical that harmoniously depicts music legend Donna Summer's incredible life and the unforgettable legacy that she left behind comes to New York. It stars three actresses as they portray the late singer's life at various stages; the trials, tribulations and the triumphs. Tony-winner LaChanze takes on the role of Ms Summer, and was nominated for a 2018 Tony Award for her performance!

Donna Summer's story is not one to be forgotten. The artist rose to fame in the disco genre that became mainstream in the late 1970s. Her talent propelled her in establishing a world famous and well respected musical career that saw her win five Grammys and have three consecutive albums reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Featuring over 20 hits from the late superstar including 'I Feel Love,' 'She Works Hard for the Money,' and 'Love to Love You Baby,' this show takes viewers on a journey through legendary music and celebrates the life of an icon.

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Previews from: 28 March 2018

Opening night: 23 April 2018

Run time

One hour and 40 minutes with no intermission

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Cast and Creative


LaChanze as Diva Donna
Ariana DeBose as Disco Donna
Storm Lever as Duckling Donna
Aaron Krohn as Neil 
Ken Robinson as Andrew Gaines
Jared Zirilli as Bruce Sudano 

Angelica Beliard, Mackenzie Bell, Kaleigh Cronin, Kimberly Dodson, Anissa Felix, Drew Wildman Foster, Afra Hines, Jenny Laroche, Wonu Ogunfowora, Rebecca Riker, Christina Acosta Robinson, Jessica Rush, Kaye Tuckerman, Harris M. Turner, Aurelia Michael, Wonu Ogunfowora, Jody Reynard, Rebecca Riker, Katherine Roarty, Cristina Acosta Robinson, Jessica Rush, Kaye Tuckerman and Harris M. Turner


Directed by Des McAnuff
Book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary & Des McAnuff
Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
Music supervision by Ron Melrose
Scenic design by Robert Brill
Costumes by Paul Tazewell
Lighting by Howell Binkley
Sound by Gareth Owen
Projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis 



Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - LaChanze
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Ariana DeBose


Distinguished Performance Award - Ariana DeBose, LaChanze
Outstanding Production Of A Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical

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Alison DaRosa: “Hot Stuff!”

This musical was launched at La Jolla Playhouse, where I saw it. Fabulous!... more

Alison: “Donna Summer Musical”

A must see. Great perfromances and if you want to dance in your seat (and... more

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