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Donna Summer News

Date of Birth: December 31, 1948
Date of Death: May 17, 2012 (63)
Birth Place: Brookline, MA, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Interview: Billboard Chart-Topping Artist Kristine W Headlines Halloween Palm Springs 2016BWW Interview: Billboard Chart-Topping Artist Kristine W Headlines Halloween Palm Springs 2016
by David Green - Sep 23, 2016

The incomparable Kristine W will headline Halloween Palm Springs, Saturday, October 29 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Kristine W has scored 16 potent #1 dance hits and a record-setting string of nine consecutive #1s on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart over the past 16 years, earning Kristine third place on Billboard's Best of 2000s Dance Club Play Artists rankings and landing this highly-musical and multitalented independent entertainer squarely within a pantheon of legends and major stars. I had a chance to catch up with Kristine W as she was beginning to prepare for her upcoming Palm Springs appearance, to talk about both the Halloween Concert and all things Kristine W. (more...)

Will HEDWIG Composer Stephen Trask Hustle New Disco Musical to Broadway?Will HEDWIG Composer Stephen Trask Hustle New Disco Musical to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Michael Riedel of the New York Post has reported on the latest project from the composer of cult hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch.   (more...)

Sherry Vine to Appear in THE CASE OF THE PEEPSHOW PHANTOM at the BeechmanSherry Vine to Appear in THE CASE OF THE PEEPSHOW PHANTOM at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Nasty Drew and That Harder Boy are back with an all new, STRIP-sleuthing mystery, 'THE CASE OF THE PEEPSHOW PHANTOM' a disco dynamite evening of burlesque, drag, and theater all rolled into the juiciest, STREET MEAT of a show! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/7/2016 - Vosk Flies to WICKED, TORUK Lands in NYC and More!Broadway AM Report, 9/7/2016 - Vosk Flies to WICKED, TORUK Lands in NYC and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 7, 2016

Today's big news: Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin join the WICKED tour today, Cirque du Soleil's AVATAR-inspired show TORUK begins in NYC, and WAITRESS' Jessie Mueller & Jenna Ushkowitz will take part in a talkback tonight! (more...)

Toot Toot, Beep Beep! New Musical About the Life of Donna Summer in the WorksToot Toot, Beep Beep! New Musical About the Life of Donna Summer in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

This week, Michael Riedel of the New York Post reported on the brand-new Donna Summer musical currently being in workshopped in New York City.   (more...)

THE FULL MONTY's Full Casting AnnouncedTHE FULL MONTY's Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The full casting has been announced for the 2016/17 UK Tour of Simon Beaufoy's THE FULL MONTY. As previously announced, the cast is led by Gary Lucy as Gaz, with Andrew Dunn as Gerald, Louis Emerick as Horse, Chris Fountain as Guy and Kai Owen as Dave. Anthony Lewis will now be playing the role of Lomper. (more...)

Duncan Theatre Announces 2016-2017 SeasonDuncan Theatre Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

The reputable Duncan Theatre has announced their 2016/17season with prominent artists MOMIX, tribute artists such as Stayin' Alive to the extraordinary Drumline LIVE, the mesmerizing Pants Down Circus: Rock and the underwear performing Skivvies and many more! The intimate Duncan Theatre with the 700 seat and 122 seat Stage West Theatre performing arts venues will be exploding with dance, concerts, family shows, classical music as well as a spectacular cinema live stage show on the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College. (more...)

Starry PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Starts Tonight at Ogunquit PlayhouseStarry PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Starts Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse tonight, August 10 to September 3. (more...)

Jarrod Emick, William Selby and Matthew Marks to Glitter in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Ogunquit PlayhouseJarrod Emick, William Selby and Matthew Marks to Glitter in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3. (more...)

BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE A Pleasant DiversionBWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE A Pleasant Diversion
by Joni Lorraine - Jul 28, 2016

SMOKY JOE'S CAFE is a light and fluffy diversion. It may be just what is needed in July of an election year. (more...)

Official Soundtrack to EVERYBODY WANTS SOME to Be Released on Limited Edition Vinyl, TodayOfficial Soundtrack to EVERYBODY WANTS SOME to Be Released on Limited Edition Vinyl, Today
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The soundtrack to the feature film EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! will be released on limited edition vinyl tomorrow, July 15t (more...)

Crystal Castles Announces 'Char' and New Album 'Amnesty (I)'Crystal Castles Announces 'Char' and New Album 'Amnesty (I)'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

CRYSTAL CASTLES have unveiled details of their fourth studio album AMNESTY (I)--due out August 19 (Casablanca Records)--alongside new single 'Char,' which premiered today (July 11) as Annie Mac's Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1. (more...)

Bebel Gilberto to Play Dr. Phillips Center, 9/14Bebel Gilberto to Play Dr. Phillips Center, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with Foundation Presents announces a night with multi-Grammy-nominated Bebel Gilberto, live in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater. The singer will play the arts center Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are on sale to the general public today, Friday, June 24, 2016. Tickets are $40.00 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases include handling fees. (more...)

70s Disco and Northern Soul Come to Warrington's Parr Hall70s Disco and Northern Soul Come to Warrington's Parr Hall
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

Warrington will boogie the night away in July as two fantastic music events come to Parr Hall. Music lovers will be donning their dance shoes on the first weekend of July for the memorable melodies of 70s Disco and the distinctive rhythms of Northern Soul. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Julie Gold Coming to Bridge Street Theatre, 6/4Singer-Songwriter Julie Gold Coming to Bridge Street Theatre, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

'AN EVENING WITH JULIE GOLD' features the acclaimed Grammy award winning songwriter ('From A Distance') performing her self-penned songs for one night only in the intimate setting of the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy in Catskill, NY on Saturday, June 4 at 8 pm as part of the 'Words and Music Songbook Series' curated by Tom Andersen. (more...)

BWW Review: Bullying Survivor LISA JASON Sings Her Story 'Beautifully' at the Laurie BeechmanBWW Review: Bullying Survivor LISA JASON Sings Her Story 'Beautifully' at the Laurie Beechman
by Victoria Ordin - May 16, 2016

“I . . . am a survivor,” Lisa Jason announces solemnly near the beginning of her poignant new cabaret show, Bullied to Beautiful, which premiered in its present incarnation last Wednesday night (it originally debuted last October at the Metropolitan Room) at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Uprooted at seven from Long Island to a small, homogenous, anything-but-friendly town on Cape Cod, Jason encountered relentless physical and verbal abuse at the hands of “blue-eyed, blonde-haired” kids “with alligators on their shirts.” (more...)

Bob Esty Joins WeHo parTy boys as Musical DirectorBob Esty Joins WeHo parTy boys as Musical Director
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

WeHo parTy boys, West Hollywood's only gay all-male revue, announce the addition of legendary record producer and songwriter Bob Esty as musical director. (more...)

Alexander Rodriguez to Debut I'LL HAVE ANOTHER! at Rockwell to Benefit LLSAlexander Rodriguez to Debut I'LL HAVE ANOTHER! at Rockwell to Benefit LLS
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Radio show host Alexander Rodriguez on iHeartRadio and Universal Broadcasting Network's 'On The Rocks' will hit the stage on May 24th debuting his new cabaret show, 'I'll Have Another!' - a roller coaster of stories, audience participation, and dramedy, belted out by your host featuring music from stage, screen and pop. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 8Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 8
by Audition Roundup - May 8, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 8, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

East West Players Partners with Los Angeles LGBT Center Interns for LA CAGE AUX FOLLESEast West Players Partners with Los Angeles LGBT Center Interns for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, and the Los Angeles LGBT Center (Center) partner in a perfect pairing of art and social justice in the upcoming production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the beloved musical with book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, opening Wednesday, May 18, and running through Sunday, June 26, 2016. (more...)

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