Disco 'Til You Drop! SUMMER Announces Nightly After-Party At Bond 45
Now you won't have to stop dancing after the curtain comes down on Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Beginning tonight Bond 45 in its new location next door to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), will host an after-party after every performance of SUMMER. The celebration will continue downstairs at Bond 45 with dancing to all of SUMMER's greatest hits and a themed menu of signature SUMMER cocktails including 'Hot Stuff,' 'Bad Girls,' and 'Last Dance.'.
The producers of SUMMER said "Audiences at SUMMER are dancing in the aisles, and this is the perfect way to keep the party going after the show."
"We are thrilled to welcome the cast and audiences of SUMMER to continue the celebration next door at Bond 45 putting our own special spin on the party," Said Shelly Fireman, owner of Bond 45 and President of Fireman Hospitality Group, "We are so thankful to have been embraced so warmly by the Broadway community in our new location, from producers to casts to crew members to theatre audiences from around the world. Hosting the SUMMER after-party is exactly the kind of fun and community we hope to be bringing to the heart of the theatre district."
"If you're lookin' for some hot stuff on Broadway, you've come to the right place. SUMMER: The ?Donna Summer Musical delivers the seasonal sunshine....Of course, the music is terrific; ?Donna Summer isn't the undisputed Queen of Disco for nothing....This production lives or dies on the shoulders of its three Donnas - and they are incredible. LaChanze, DeBose, and Broadway newcomer Lever all deliver vocal performances that made me sit back in my seat and mouth "whoa." - Entertainment Weekly
Three actresses who play the role of musical icon Donna Summer in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical are Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island) as "Diva Donna," Ariana DeBose (A Bronx Tale, Hamilton) as "Disco Donna" and Storm Lever (Freaky Friday) as "Duckling Donna."
A true Broadway establishment in its location on 46th Street, Bond 45 features a newly imagined downstairs bar designed by David Korins (production designer for 'Hamilton', Dear Evan Hansen') with lighting design by Donald Holder ('The Lion King", 'My Fair Lady'). Nestled between the Lunt-Fontane Theater and the Edison Hotel, the restaurant's two-story, 7,800-square-foot space is complemented by its distinguished menu of exceptional Italian dishes crafted by Executive Chef Brando De Oliveira from Bologna, Italy.
The cast of SUMMER also includes Aaron Krohn (Cabaret) as "Neil Bogart," Ken Robinson (The Color Purple) as "Andrew Gaines," and Jared Zirilli (Lysistrata Jones) as "Bruce Sudano." The ensemble is comprised of Angelica Beliard (On Your Feet), Mackenzie Bell (Sunset Boulevard), Kaleigh Cronin (A Bronx Tale), Kimberly Dodson (Duress film), Anissa Felix (Sunset Boulevard), Drew Wildman Foster (Sunset Boulevard), Kendal Hartse (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella), Afra Hines (Shuffle Along), Jenny Laroche ("Smash"), Wonu Ogunfowora (A Bronx Tale), Rebecca Riker (An American in Paris), Christina Acosta Robinson ("Dexter"), Jessica Rush (Jersey Boys) and Harris M. Turner (Mamma Mia!). Swings include Aurelia Michael (Legally Blonde), Jody Reynard (Chicago tour) and Kim Steele (Jerry Springer The Opera).
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.
SUMMER is produced by Tommy Mottola and the Dodgers. Co-Producers are Steven A. and Alexandra Cohen, Thalia Sodi, Courtney Sachs, Ollawood Productions, Lawrence S. Toppall, Rodney Rigby, Morris Goldfarb, James L. Nederlander, Universal Music Group, The John Gore Organization.
Tickets are available through www.Ticketmaster.com online or by phone at 877-250-2929 or in person at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 8:00pm. Group sales (of 12 or more) are available by calling 877-536-3437 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER offers a limited number of $40 rush tickets, available at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, beginning when the Box Office opens each day. There is a limit of two tickets per customer. Rush tickets can only be purchased the day of the performance. Tickets are non-transferable, subject to availability and may be partial view.
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.
About Bond 45:
BOND 45 relocated in Fall 2017 to its new home in the heart of the theater district, 221 West 46th Street. Nestled between the Lunt-Fontanne Theater and the Edison Hotel, the restaurant's new two-story, 7,800-square-foot space seats 268 guests. Complemented by its distinguished menu of exceptional Italian dishes crafted by Executive Chef Brando De Oliveira from Bologna, Italy, the restaurant's carefully curated new environment honors the classic décor and lively atmosphere of the original BOND 45 on the main floor while offering fresh and exciting new design on its downstairs level, the Bond Bar Below.
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