Donna Summer News

Date Of Birth:
December 31, 1948
Date Of Death:
May 17, 2012 (63)
Birth Place:
Brookline, MA, USA
Gender:
Female
Photo Flash: New Shot of THE FULL MONTY Cast, Opening at the Manchester Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

GARY LUCY will lead a cast that includes ANDREW DUNN, LOUIS EMERICK, RUPERT HILL, MARTIN MILLER and BOBBY SCHOFIELD in THE FULL MONTY. Check out a newly released shot below! (more...)

Stafford Arima & Taye Diggs Sign on for New Reading of THE ME NOBODY KNOWS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Producer Bellanca Smigel Rutter (The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth) will present an additional industry reading of The Me Nobody Knows in New York City on September 16 and 17, 2014 following a two-week dance lab helmed by director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Altar Boyz), choreographer Taye Diggs (Rent, "Private Practice"), and musical director Bryan Perri (Wicked). The presentations mark the next step toward a commercial production after a successful exploratory reading this past May 2014. (more...)

12 Days Of Barbra Streisand - FLASH FRIDAY: Barbra's Partners, Then & Now
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

Here at BroadwayWorld.com, we could not be more excited about the upcoming September 16 release of the highly anticipated latest album, PARTNERS, from Broadway's greatest export, Barbra Streisand. In honor of the album's 12 brand new duets, we are counting down with 12 days of Barbra! To pre-order the album, click here for Amazon.com, iTunes.com or to order direct. Today we are focusing our attention on the starry collection of collaborators on the new album from the recording icon. (more...)

GENERATION Q Series, THE OLDEST PROFESSION and More Set for The Rainbow Theatre Project's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

After a successful inaugural season, The Rainbow Theatre Project has announced their second season of three evenings of staged readings, two fully-staged productions, a co-production and a cabaret that highlight, reflect and embrace the LGBTQ experience. The company's first season was comprised of five staged readings of early and contemporary works from the LGBTQ theatrical canon, including a concert version of recent Off-Broadway musical sensation YANK!. (more...)

Deb Lyons, Aaron LaVigne and More Set for CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' at 54 Below, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Deb Lyons, Aaron LaVigne, Leenya Rideout and Sam Sherwood in 'California Dreamin' on October 30th, 2014 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Maxine Nightingale, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome R&B and soul legend, Maxine Nightingale, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, September 27 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, September 28 (7 p.m.). The evening will be packed with songs from the Great American songbook, as well as the greatest hits from throughout Maxine's impressive 25 year career. Tickets for Maxine Nightingale range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Aradia to Brings Her Sci-Fi Style to Barboza in Seattle, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Seattle-based singer/songwriter Aradia (www.aradiamusic.com) brings her fresh and otherworldly but supremely infectious hybrid 'roktronica' vibe to Barboza (925 E. Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122) on Saturday, July 19 in support of her new EP titled, Possibilities: Light. (more...)

Linda Miller to Bring THE LEGENDARY LADIES OF MUSIC to Stage 72, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Legendary Ladies of Music Starring Linda Miller Sunday, July 13 @ 3pm Stage 72 @ The Triad 158 W. 72nd Street, 2nd Floor bet. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves. Tickets:Available at Door $20, plus 2 Drink Min.(Cash Only) Reservations and to Purchase: 800-838-3006 www.brownpapertickets.com Trains: 1,2,3,B,C to 72nd St. www.stage72.com www.legendaryladiesofmusic.com. (more...)

NIGHT OF THE PROMS to Return to the US with a 20 City Tour in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Europe's hottest ticket for three decades, Night of the Proms, brought its one-of-a-kind classic-meets-pop stage extravaganza to a limited four-city tour American Tour and astounded both critics and audiences alike. (more...)

Guitar Virtuoso and Former Supertramp Member Marty Walsh Releases New CD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Much to the excitement of guitar aficionados across the globe, celebrated guitarist Marty Walsh released his eagerly awaited debut instrumental solo album 'The Total Plan' on June 16th 2014! Making the release even more thrilling is the array of guest artists appearing on the release – Billy Sherwood (YES/CIRCA:), John “JR” Robinson (Rufus, Eric Clapton, Mike Oldfield/Steve Winwood) and a multitude of LA Studio Legends. (more...)

Meet ARADIA- an Electronic Pop Artist, Sci-fi Fashionista, and Bona-fide Trekkie
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Long before she was creating her fresh and otherworldly but supremely infectious hybrid 'roktronica” vibe, Seattle based singer/songwriter Aradia (www.aradiamusic.com) was a proud, self confessed 'biggest nerd ever.” (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth and Lea Michele Perform 'For Good' at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl hosted its 15th Annual Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concert last night, June 21, featuring Hall of Fame inductees Emmy and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth, iconic all-female band The Go-Go's, and the eclectic band Pink Martini. Presenters included Oscar and Emmy winner Helen Hunt, Grammy-nominated singer Natasha Bedingfield, Hollywood icon Barbara Eden, actress/comedienne Carol Burnett, and Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, as well as a special guest appearance by Lea Michele. (more...)

Plays & Players and Power Street to Present Readings of NOGALAR, TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING and DARK MATTERS, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Plays & Players continues its collaboration with Power Street Theater Company with follow-up readings of El Nogalar by Tanya Saracho, Dark Matters by Oliver Mayer and To Catch the Lightning by Carmen Rivera. These three plays, representing 30/30/2, 30/30/3 and 30/30/4, were selected from a group of finalists chosen during the 30/30/1 full day event held with local theater and Latino community leaders in March, as part of a nation-wide event. The readings hope to serve as a further contribution to the already-growing conversation about the Latina/o voice and identity in the Philadelphia theater community. (more...)

White Sea Releases Debut Album 'In Cold Blood'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Today White Sea, the moniker of Los Angeles based recording artist and producer Morgan Kibby, releases her highly anticipated debut studio album In Cold Blood via Crush Music/SONGS. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY with Gary Lucy, Andrew Dunn & More to Play King's Theatre Glasgow, 23 Sept. - 4 Oct.
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

GARY LUCY will lead a cast that includes ANDREW DUNN, LOUIS EMERICK, RUPERT HILL, MARTIN MILLER and BOBBY SCHOFIELD in THE FULL MONTY at the KING'S THEATRE GLASGOW for one week only from Tuesday 23 September until Saturday 4 October 2014. (more...)

Taye Diggs to Choreograph, Stafford Arima to Direct Industry Reading of THE ME NOBODY KNOWS, 5/14-15
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Producer Bellanca Smigel Rutter announced today that a working, industry reading of The Me Nobody Knows will take place in New York City on May 14 and 15, 2014 in anticipation of a commercial production. Director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Altar Boyz) will helm the creative team, which will also include musical direction by Bryan Perri (Wicked), and choreography by Taye Diggs (Rent, "Private Practice"). (more...)

LiLi Roquelin Band Performs at The Bitter End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Award-winning singer-songwriter LiLi Roquelin is opening for Bruce Sudano's concert (created songs for Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton and his wife Donna Summer) tonight, May 2nd at legendary venue The Bitter End where artists like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Sarah Mclachlan, Tori Amos have performed. (more...)

White Sea to Release Debut Studio Album 'In Cold Blood, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

White Sea, the moniker of Los Angeles based recording artist and producer Morgan Kibby, will release her highly anticipated debut studio album In Cold Blood on May 20th via Crush Music/SONGS. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Producer Matthew Weaver Planning Broadway Stage Adaptation of Variety Show SOUL TRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Tony Award Nominated Producer Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages) of MediaWeaver Entertainment - a movie, TV and stage production company - has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the trailblazing musical variety television series Soul Train. Created in 1970 by visionary Don Cornelius, Soul Train famously introduced the world to generations of new music and a whole new series of dance moves and styles on a weekly basis. Weaver acquired the rights from Soul Train Holdings, LLC. Weaver is now in talks with theater and film notables to come on board as the creative team for the Broadway production. (more...)

LiLi Roquelin Band to Perform at The Bitter End, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Award-winning singer-songwriter LiLi Roquelin is opening for Bruce Sudano's concert (created songs for Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton and his wife Donna Summer) on Friday May 2nd at legendary venue The Bitter End where artists like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Sarah Mclachlan, Tori Amos have performed. (more...)

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