Why See Summer: The Donna Summer Musical?
A Musical On the Singer That Ruled 1970s Disco
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 has been 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.
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, and Jody Reynard.
Directed by 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
TONY AWARDS 2018 - NOMINATIONS
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
DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS, 2018 - NOMINATIONS
Distinguished Performance Award - Ariana DeBose, LaChanze
Outstanding Production Of A Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
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What you thought
2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)
This musical was launched at La Jolla Playhouse, where I saw it. Fabulous!... more
A must see. Great perfromances and if you want to dance in your seat (and... more
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