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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
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...)

ABC Launches VR Experience to Transport Fans to DANCING WITH THE STARS BallroomABC Launches VR Experience to Transport Fans to DANCING WITH THE STARS Ballroom
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

ABC is letting viewers take the lead on DANCING WITH THE STARS. For the first time ever, fans will be able to join the pro dancers and troupe members on the ballroom floor in virtual reality. (more...)

Damn The Light Pays Tribute to Donna Summer & Stevie Nicks at The Cutting Room TonightDamn The Light Pays Tribute to Donna Summer & Stevie Nicks at The Cutting Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Damn The Light Productions Presents: ICONATHON: Showcase Series Donna Summer & Stevie Nicks Tributes at The Cutting Room. The night will open with a rock radio hits tribute, "The is How We Duet" featuring students selected to participate in DTL's Pop/ Rock performance lab from Marymount Manhattan College's Theatre Arts program. The spring intensive course was funded by The Lerner and Lowe Foundation. It will also feature special guest performances by Shannon Conley (Broadway's Hedwig and The Angry Inch) and Matt- Katz Bohen (Blondie). (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/28/2016 - Drama Desk Nominees, SHUFFLE ALONG and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/28/2016 - Drama Desk Nominees, SHUFFLE ALONG and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Today's big news: The 2016 Drama Desk nominees will be announced this morning, 'SHUFFLE ALONG' opens on Broadway, and Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark star in MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS, starting tonight! (more...)

Broadway's Discoettes to Debut Sunday, May 1 Singing Disco Hits at Carson Kressley Hosted BenefitBroadway's Discoettes to Debut Sunday, May 1 Singing Disco Hits at Carson Kressley Hosted Benefit
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 27, 2016

This coming Sunday, May 1, 2016, will mark the debut of Broadway's Discoettes, a group made up of theater favorites Carmen Ruby Floyd, Harriett D. Foy and Laiona Michelle. The group will strut their stuff, and sing some great disco hits, at the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation (ADRLF) Disco Bowl Spring Fling Benefit. The event, hosted by Emmy Award-winning television personality, Carson Kressley (Dancing with the Stars, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), will feature hours of bowling, free sangria, beer and bites, before the fabulous concert. (more...)

Des McAnuff Will Helm Workshop for New Donna Summer Musical!Des McAnuff Will Helm Workshop for New Donna Summer Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Get ready to disco, Broadway! According to an Equity casting notice, a new musical is in the works based on the life of Donna Summer, who passed away in 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Produced by Tommy Mottola and The Dodgers, THE DONNA SUMMER PROJECT will get a workshop this summer, with Des McAnuff at the helm and Sergio Trujillo as choreographer.  (more...)

THE FULL MONTY Announces UK Tour - Gary Lucy, Joe Absolom, Andrew Dunn and More to Lead; Sept. 21THE FULL MONTY Announces UK Tour - Gary Lucy, Joe Absolom, Andrew Dunn and More to Lead; Sept. 21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 2016/17 UK Tour of Simon Beaufoy's THE FULL MONTY, which won the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production, will begin in Bournemouth on 21 September 2016, finishing at the Sheffield Lyceum on 15 April 2017. (more...)

LISA JASON Presents Intensely Personal Show BULLIED TO BEAUTIFUL at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 5/11 at 7 pmLISA JASON Presents Intensely Personal Show BULLIED TO BEAUTIFUL at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 5/11 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

When accomplished concert singer and cabaret performer Lisa Jason was a child, her family moved from Long Island, New York to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the transition would not be a happy one. A self-admitted "ugly duckling," Lisa endured relentless bullying from other kids-both mental and physical-from early grade school through her high school graduation. At a time when social media has contributed to making bullying a major American societal problem, Lisa Jason wants tell her poignant story through the music of the 1970s that she loved throughout her childhood. Her delightful voice and self-deprecating humor makes BULLIED TO BEAUTIFUL a cabaret show that audiences not only will identify with, but that will also send a powerful message that bullying needs to be stopped. Lisa premiered this show last October at the Metropolitan and now brings it to the Laurie Beechman Theatre (downstairs in the West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

BWW Cabaret Conversation: 2016 MAC Award Winner MEG FLATHER Is Always Looking For the Lessons In An Unconventional CareerBWW Cabaret Conversation: 2016 MAC Award Winner MEG FLATHER Is Always Looking For the Lessons In An Unconventional Career
by Remy Block - Mar 30, 2016

In her latest intimate and in-depth conversation with a New York cabaret star, BWW reviewer/writer Remy Block learns more about veteran singer/performer Meg Flather, who has just won a 2016 MAC Award for Best Original Song and is currently performing a critically acclaimed show PORTRAITS at Don't Tell Mama. (more...)

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