Donna Summer News

Date of Birth: December 31, 1948
Date of Death: May 17, 2012 (63)
Birth Place: Brookline, MA, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Celebrates Barbra Streisand's 75th Birthday with Look Back at Top Billboard HitsBWW Celebrates Barbra Streisand's 75th Birthday with Look Back at Top Billboard Hits
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Today, BWW celebrates the 75th birthday of living legend Barbra Streisand with a look back at her top Billboard 100 hits. (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old GlobeDule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The high-profile creative team behind People's Light's upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole will workshop the developing piece at San Diego's prestigious Old Globe Theatre from April 20-23, 2017. (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE to Lounge a Little Longer at La Jolla PlayhouseBroadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE to Lounge a Little Longer at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Due to incredible demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its world-premiere production of Escape to Margaritaville, now scheduled to run May 9 - June 25. Individual tickets for the show went on sale to the public Sunday, March 26, shattering box office records. (more...)

Sergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABALSergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE to Close La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 SeasonBekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE to Close La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces The Cake, a new play by Bekah Brunstetter (TV's This is Us), as the final production of its 2017/2018 season, running in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre February 6 - March 4, 2018. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved ClassicThe New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

THE FULL MONTY to Return to the Steel City for Last Stop on UK TourTHE FULL MONTY to Return to the Steel City for Last Stop on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Simon Beaufoy's hilarious award-winning production of The Full Monty brings its UK tour to a close at Sheffield Lyceum, from Monday 3 - Saturday 15 April, with Gary Lucy, returning to the Steel City, in the role of Gaz. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

John Pizzarelli returns to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show celebrating iconic singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer, April 25 - May 6. The New York Times recently described John Pizzarelli and his wife Jessica Molaskey as "the supreme nightclub act of our time." Specifically, Jazz Weekly recently raved about John Pizzarelli's Johnny Mercer program: "A gig like this oozes with style, class and fun, with Pizzarelli being one of the best ambassadors for the Great American Songbook. One of his best."At the Cafe, he'll perform Johnny's most recognizable hits as well as lesser-known gems such as "Jamboree Jones" and "Slue Foot." (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - RIVERDALE's Josie & the Pusscats Cover Iconic Donna Summer SongVIDEO: Sneak Peek - RIVERDALE's Josie & the Pusscats Cover Iconic Donna Summer Song
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

With Riverdale High's annual variety show around the corner, Valerie's (guest star Hayley Law) efforts to help Archie (KJ Apa) prepare for his big performance lead to some major fallout between her and Josie (Ashleigh Murray). (more...)

Stronger Than Adele? The Right Now's 'Starlight' is Out Now!Stronger Than Adele? The Right Now's 'Starlight' is Out Now!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The Right Now is proud to release their third full-length release: Starlight. Branching out from their traditional soul-revivalist mode, Starlight pushes the bounds of The Right Now's style. While soul and r&b undertones continue to lay the foundation for each arrangement, disco and pop elements emerge into a fresh, diverse sound. With some personal—and personnel—changes, the band took their time with the follow-up to 2012's Gets Over You. They found that getting the right sound was more important than rushing out the music. (more...)

Musical Weekend Brings Classic Sounds to Parr HallMusical Weekend Brings Classic Sounds to Parr Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Warrington will boogie the night away this March as two fantastic music events come to Parr Hall. (more...)

TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF CHICAGO to Hit The Garden Theatre This MarchTRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF CHICAGO to Hit The Garden Theatre This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street) has announced a concert performance featuring Grammy Award-winning conductor Matt Catingub and vocalist Michelle Amato as they are joined by top symphonic musicians in a Tribute to the Music of Chicago. The concert event will be Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3pm. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla PlayhouseFREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

THE FULL MONTY is Back at the King's TheatreTHE FULL MONTY is Back at the King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Simon Beaufoy's THE FULL MONTY gets down to business at the King's Theatre in Glasgow this month with an all-star cast and stellar moves as part of a UK tour which kicked off last year. (more...)

Grammy-Award Winning Conductor Featured at Garden Theatre Gala on 3/4Grammy-Award Winning Conductor Featured at Garden Theatre Gala on 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street) is pleased to announce its signature fundraising gala, Garden Encore! presented by Orlando Health, March 4, 2017. The event's Orchestra Sponsor is Dr. Phillips Charities. Garden Encore! features an evening of celebration and entertainment, welcoming Grammy-Award winning conductor Matt Catingub to the stage, with vocalist Michelle Amato and entertainer and comedian Tim Wilkins as host. (more...)

Madonna Asked to Rewrite and Record 'Enough is Enough' as Anti-Trump SongMadonna Asked to Rewrite and Record 'Enough is Enough' as Anti-Trump Song
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

TMZ reports that songwriter Bruce Roberts has approached superstar Madonna about an anti-Trump anthem (more...)

Photo Flash: It's Hats Off with the Cast of Marlowe Theatre's THE FULL MONTYPhoto Flash: It's Hats Off with the Cast of Marlowe Theatre's THE FULL MONTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The stage version of the hit film The Full Monty comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury,  next month (February).  (more...)

The Carpenters Are Remembered in WE'VE Only JUST BEGUN at the State Theatre in FebruaryThe Carpenters Are Remembered in WE'VE Only JUST BEGUN at the State Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

From northern California to New York City to SOLD OUT engagements in Las Vegas, We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered has been met with enthusiasm from Carpenters' fans and reviewers alike! The definitive show celebrating one of the most successful recording acts of all time comes to the State Theatre on Friday, February 10. (more...)

Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERDrury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Grammy-Winning Music Legend Dionne Warwick Joins BOOMERoom Music NetworkGrammy-Winning Music Legend Dionne Warwick Joins BOOMERoom Music Network
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Grammy Award winning DIONNE WARWICK and her peers have inspired the BOOMERoom® Music Network (www.BOOMERoom.com) to create and launch the first “ NEWdies® ” Radio Station (more...)

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