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SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical at James M. Nederlander Theatre


2/12/2020 - 2/23/2020


James M. Nederlander Theatre

24 W. Randolph St
Chicago , 60601
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Phone: 800-775-2000

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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.

News About SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical at James M. Nederlander Theatre

BWW Review: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Presented By Broadway In Chicago
February 14, 2020

While Donna Summer may be 'Hot Stuff' when it comes to iconic songwriting and singing, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is a lukewarm entry in the genre of biographical jukebox musicals. The musical features many of Donna Summer's notable hits-and this national touring cast has the talent to take them all on-but the storyline gave me whiplash. With a book by Colman Domingo and Robert Cary and direction from Des McAnuff, SUMMER careens between the major events of Donna Summer's life at an often breakneck pace.

Chicago Theatre Week Offers Selections For Valentine's Day, Black History Month, And More
February 05, 2020

Audiences can celebrate Valentine's Day, honor Black History Month, and more during Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW20).  With over 120 participating productions, there is something for everyone during Chicago Theatre Week, running February 13-23, 2020. Value-priced tickets, priced at $30, $15, or less, are now available at 

Tickets for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre Go On Sale Friday
December 11, 2019

Broadway In Chicago has announced that tickets for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL will go on sale on Friday, December 13.  SUMMER will play Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement February 12-23, 2020.

Tickets for Chicago Theatre Week Will Go On Sale In January
October 28, 2019

Tickets for Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW20) will go on sale Tuesday, January 14 at 10am CST.  Value-priced tickets for Chicago Theatre Week performances February 13-23, 2020 will all be priced at $30, $15, or less and will be available at

2020 Chicago Theatre Week Dates Announced
September 13, 2019

Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW20), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago during which visitors and residents can access value-priced tickets, will take place

MEAN GIRLS, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SUMMER, FROZEN, and More Announced for Broadway in Chicago 2019/2020 Season
March 18, 2019

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season will feature the Pre-Broadway world premiere ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME, OSLO, MEAN GIRLS, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL and Disney's FROZEN. The off-season specials will include: AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS STARRING DAVID PAYNE, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Current subscribers can now renew by visiting or calling (312) 977-1717.

James M. Nederlander Theatre Frequently Asked Questions

What shows are coming up next at James M. Nederlander Theatre
Once Upon a One More Time (4/14-5/17)
Once Upon a One More Time (4/14-5/17)
Paradise Square (11/2-12/5)
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (3/19-5/14)
To Kill A Mockingbird (5/17-5/29)
The Devil Wears Prada (7/19-8/21)
MJ (8/1-9/2)
Wicked (9/28-12/4)
Dear Evan Hansen (12/6-12/31)
Cats (2/21-2/26)
TINA – The Tina Turner Musical (3/14-4/2)
MJ (8/1-9/2)

Where is James M. Nederlander Theatre located?
James M. Nederlander Theatre is at 24 W. Randolph St, Chicago .

What shows have played recently at James M. Nederlander Theatre
Mean Girls (12/25/2019-1/26/2020)
Anastasia (3/26/2019-4/7/2019)
A Bronx Tale (3/12/2019-3/24/2019)
Dear Evan Hansen (2/12/2019-3/10/2019)

What is the history of James M. Nederlander Theatre ?
The CIBC Theatre opened as the Majestic Theatre in 1906 and was Chicago’s first million-dollar-plus venue and the city’s tallest building at the time. A hot spot on the vaudeville circuit and later host to such luminaries as Harry Houdini and Lily Langtry, the Majestic closed during the Great Depression and was shuttered for 15 years. Much of the original design was retained when the theatre was remodeled and reopened in 1945, in time for the heyday of favorites like CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC, and GUYS AND DOLLS. The CIBC Theatre has hosted the pre-Broadway world premieres of Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s MOVIN’ OUT and Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, and KINKY BOOTS. Recent shows include the Chicago favorites, JERSEY BOYS, THE BOOK OF MORMON and HAMILTON.

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