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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
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Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next MonthCasts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

This March, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month. (more...)

Guitarist Jimmy McIntosh Releases New Album Featuring Rolling Stones' Ronnie WoodGuitarist Jimmy McIntosh Releases New Album Featuring Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

As a follow up to 2006's 'Orleans to London', guitarist Jimmy McIntosh once again finds himself in illustrious company on his new album 'Jimmy McIntosh and...' (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford to Bring LOST IN THE STARS to Garner Galleria Theatre, 4/11-12Annaleigh Ashford to Bring LOST IN THE STARS to Garner Galleria Theatre, 4/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Colorado native and Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford will be performing in ANNALEIGH ASHFORD - LOST IN THE STARS at The Garner Galleria Theatre April 11 & 12 only. Tickets go on sale to current DCPA subscribers starting at 10a on Monday, February 16th by calling 303.893.4100 or visiting denvercenter.org. A public on-sale will follow on February 19th at 10a. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Stages Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO This WeekAmas Musical Theatre Stages Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings for the New York premiere of I Am, I Will, I Do, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. Directed by Christopher Scott with Musical Direction by Steven Gross, the readings will be held tonight, February 9th at 6pm and tomorrow, February 10th at 3pm & 7pm at Shetler Studios - Penthouse (244 West 54th Street - between Broadway & 8th Avenue). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 4th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 4, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The 'Last Five Years' movie, and three local shows for Valentine's Day about young folks in New York. Plus two new shows based on Jane Austen, Lippa's 'Wild Party,' Sondheim's 'Sondheim,' Aurora's 'Les Miserables and Annaleigh Ashford's return, plus some critical thinking about the late Andrew Patner. (more...)

Elizabeth Tryon Announces Latest Music Video 'Hot Stuff' Elizabeth Tryon Announces Latest Music Video 'Hot Stuff'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Elizabeth Tryon announced the re-launch of her website www.elizabethtryon.com and the release of her highly anticipated video, a comedic remake of Donna Summer's 'Hot Stuff' on YouTube (more...)

Tony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Will Bring Solo Show to Chicago for Single PerformanceTony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Will Bring Solo Show to Chicago for Single Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Chicago production of WICKED, You Can't Take It With You and Masters of Sex) makes her solo Chicago premiere with an evening of song, story and sequin in her critically-acclaimed, Lost in the Stars, for one-night only on Saturday, March 21 at 8 PM at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut). Individual tickets go on-sale to the public on Friday, February 6 at 10 AM. (more...)

Steven Wilson Comes to the Boulder Theater This June; Tickets on Sale NowSteven Wilson Comes to the Boulder Theater This June; Tickets on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Steven Wilson at the Boulder Theater on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO Next MonthAmas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings for the New York premiere of I Am, I Will, I Do, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. Directed byChristopher Scott with Musical Direction by Steven Gross, the readings will be held on Monday, February 9th at 6pm and Tuesday, February 10th at 3pm & 7pm at Shetler Studios - Penthouse. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MEG FLATHER's Charming and Folksy Menu of Classic Pop Songs Mixed With Lovely Originals is Deliciously 'Anti-Cabaret' at Don't Tell MamaBWW Reviews: MEG FLATHER's Charming and Folksy Menu of Classic Pop Songs Mixed With Lovely Originals is Deliciously 'Anti-Cabaret' at Don't Tell Mama
by Remy Block - Dec 28, 2014

Remember the anti-folk scene, born in the mid-1980s, when songwriters with guitars took the stage at little clubs and sang songs that at first seemed like folk songs, but actually turned folk on it's head, trading trademark earnestness for darker, more ironic tales? Thus was created a new direction in acoustic songwriting, giving rise to such talented acts as Bongwater and Regina Spektor. I mention this because I think I may have recently witnessed the beginning of a nascent anti-cabaret movement at Don't Tell Mama with Meg Flather's new show, Meg and John. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show HoppingCABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show Hopping
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 26, 2014

If you've been a regular reader of this particular reviewer's musings, you know that every year there are long stretches of time where I just haven't been able to critique all the shows I've seen that deserve commentary. So I end up playing what they call in sports, 'Catch-up ball,' and post a mash up of belated reviews from past shows. It's kind of like a critic's version of the song 'Six Months Out of Every Year,' from Damn Yankees. Give or take a month or two, that's usually the time period during which I store unpublished reviews in my fevered brain and then unload them all in one seemingly endless column-like this one is going to be. If my cabaret-show reviewing days will be over (as chronicled here), I might as well go out with a bang-and relieve my procrastination guilt during holiday season. Now I can scratch one New Year's resolution off the list. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Spencer Liff Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Spencer Liff Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

The Smith Center Presents Las Vegas Philharmonic, Ira Glass, and More Jan-FebThe Smith Center Presents Las Vegas Philharmonic, Ira Glass, and More Jan-Feb
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents a variety of performances for January-February. Check out the listings below! For more information, call 702-749-2000 or visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Terrance Spencer in Lead!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Terrance Spencer in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Kimberley Locke Launch Holiday Season at Feinstein's at the Nikko TonightKimberley Locke Launch Holiday Season at Feinstein's at the Nikko Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Labeled 'the Queen of Christmas' by Billboard Magazine, Kimberley Locke kicks off the holiday season with two special performances at Feinstein's at the Nikko tonight, December 4 (8 p.m.) and Friday, December 5 (8 p.m.). Locke will perform songs off her acclaimed holiday album, 'Christmas,' as well as other fan favorites. (more...)

Audra McDonald Pens Passionate Essay About Childhood, DREAMGIRLS & Patti LuPoneAudra McDonald Pens Passionate Essay About Childhood, DREAMGIRLS & Patti LuPone
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 3, 2014

Audra McDonald reflects on her childhood, theatre memories and more! (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh, John Lloyd Young, Sharon McNight and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in DecemberTovah Feldshuh, John Lloyd Young, Sharon McNight and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for December 2014. Performers include Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh, Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, "American Idol's" Kimberley Locke, Tony Award nominee -- and San Francisco legend -- Sharon McNight, "America's Got Talent's" Shawn Ryan, Dave Damiani & the No Vacancy Orchestra with special guest Renee Olstead & Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., San Francisco's favorite Russian redhead Katya-Smirnoff-Skyy, crooner Russ Lorenson, Bay Area jazz singer Yvonne Flores and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Annaleigh Ashford's LOST IN THE STARS is Effervescent, Bubbly Fun at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Annaleigh Ashford's LOST IN THE STARS is Effervescent, Bubbly Fun at 54 Below
by David Clarke - Dec 2, 2014

Annaleigh Ashford opened her solo cabaret Lost In The Stars at 54 BELOW last night. With a deft sense of humor, a glowing smile, a big spoon, and indefatigable pizazz, Ashford brought the 70s back to life with her inspired takes on disco classics and other pop anthems that we all know by heart. Ashford's Lost In The Stars gives audiences perfectly offers audiences a performance that ranges from mild to wild but never fails to impress. (more...)

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