SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
Click Here for More Articles on SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical opened on Broadway last night, Monday, April 23, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th Street. We're taking you to the red carpet below!

The three actresses who play the role of musical icon Donna Summer 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."

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 ofAngelica 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 SpringerThe 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 byDes 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.

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.

A developmental production of the new musical recently played a twice-extended engagement at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

high res photos

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Corey Brunish, Jessica Rose

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
BrIan Edwards

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
BrIan Edwards

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Ari Gold

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Eric Anthony Lopez

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Penelope Scott, Joe Kernan

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Gizelle Bryant

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
RosAnna Scotto

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
RosAnna Scotto

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Bryna McCann, Des McAnuff

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Bryna McCann, Des McAnuff

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Robert Cary and daughter

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Rosie O'Donnell

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Samuel Burgess, Paul McGill

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Alexandra Melrose, Ron Melrose

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Sunny Hostin

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Sunny Hostin

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Nathan Lee Graham

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Nathan Lee Graham

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Bruce Sudano

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Grahame Pratt, Leslie Uggams

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Jake Odmark

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Jake Odmark

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Ana Villafane

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Ana Villafane

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Thalia, Tommy Mottola

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Thalia

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Thalia

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Kate Rockwell

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Kate Rockwell

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Dorinda Medley

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Dorinda Medley

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Tommy Hilfiger, Dee Ocleppo

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Katie Sands

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Shelley Rome

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Shelley Rome

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Jessica Phillips

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Tad Wilson, Jessica Phillips

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Eric Anderson

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Eric Anderson

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Jack Noseworthy, Sergio Trujillo

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Luann de Lesseps

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Mike Woods

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Mike Woods

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Ciara Renee

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Ciara Renee

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Gayle King

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Danielle Brooks

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Danielle Brooks

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Chazz Palminteri and family

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Wayne Brady

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Jimmy Fallon, Wayne Brady

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Jimmy Fallon

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Christopher Wheeldon, Kelly Devine

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Christopher Wheeldon, Kelly Devine

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Naomi Campbell

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUMMER!
Darius de Haas


Check out tracks from "Summer: The Original Hits"

buy tickets

Related Articles

From This Author Jennifer Broski

Before you go...

Like Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Follow Us On Instagram instagram
   
popup



  SHARE