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Photo Coverage: SUMMER - THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Gives a Preview of the Upcoming Tour

Sep. 12, 2019  
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On Wednesday, September 11, the national tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical gave a preview performance, and met the press! BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos below!

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will hold technical rehearsals and tour kickoff performances at RBTL's Auditorium Theater in Rochester, NY (October 1-6, 2019) prior to the official tour press opening at the Connor Palace in Cleveland, OH (October 8-27, 2019). A list of tour dates for the 2019-2020 season is below. Casting will be announced later.

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn't know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer's classic hits including "Love to Love You Baby," "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff," this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.

The three actresses who play the role of musical icon Donna Summer will be Dan'yelle Williamson as "Diva Donna," Alex Hairston as "Disco Donna" and Olivia Elease Hardy as "Duckling Donna." The cast of SUMMER also includes Steven Grant Douglas as "Bruce Sudano," John Gardiner as "Neil Bogart," and Erick Pinnick as "Andrew Gaines."

SUMMER features a book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others and is directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, with music supervised by Ron Melrose and scenic design by Robert Brill, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Gareth Owen and projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis. This tour is produced by produced by the Dodgers and Tommy Mottola.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski


Des McAnuff


Des McAnuff


Alex Hairston


Alex Hairston


Alex Hairston


Dan'yelle Williamson


Olivia Elease Hardy


The cast of SUMMER


The cast of SUMMER


The cast of SUMMER


The cast of SUMMER


The cast of SUMMER


The cast of SUMMER


The cast of SUMMER


The cast of SUMMER


Dan'yelle Williamson


The cast of SUMMER


The cast of SUMMER


Dan'yelle Williamson


The cast of SUMMER


The cast of SUMMER


Des McAnuff


Des McAnuff


Des McAnuff, Sergio Trujillo


Sergio Trujillo


Sergio Trujillo


The creative team of SUMMER


Steven Grant Douglas, Erick Pinnick, John Gardiner


Steven Grant Douglas, Erick Pinnick, John Gardiner


The cast of SUMMER


Dan'yelle Williamson, Alex Hairston, Olivia Elease Hardy


Dan'yelle Williamson


Dan'yelle Williamson


Alex Hairston


Alex Hairston


Olivia Elease Hardy


Olivia Elease Hardy


Sergio Trujillo, Dan'yelle Williamson, Alex Hairston, Olivia Elease Hardy, Des McAnuff


The cast of SUMMER


The cast of SUMMER


 

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