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VIDEO: Meet the Leading Ladies of the SUMMER National Tour on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge

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The tour will be led by Brittny Smith, Charis Gullage, and Amahri Edwards-Jones.

The North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will return to the road with technical rehearsals in York, PA at the Pullo Center, followed by an official tour opening night in Pittsburgh, PA at the Benedum Center on November 16, 2021 (November 16-21, 2021). The tour will then visit more than 40 cities for the 2021-22 touring season.

The three actresses that share the role of musical icon Donna Summer are Brittny Smith as "Diva Donna," Charis Gullage as "Disco Donna" and Amahri Edwards-Jones as "Duckling Donna." BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge spoke to all three Donnas ahead of the announcement and you can check out the full interview below!

The cast of SUMMER also includes Porter Lee Anderson III as "Andrew Gaines," John Guaragna as "Bruce Sudano," and Christopher Lewis as "Neil Bogart." The ensemble is comprised of Robert Peter Ayala, Layla Brent-Tompkins, Mia Davidson, Kayleigh Hegarty, Ciara Jones, Lily Kren, Marisel Lopez, Diane Meck, Francisco Risso, Lathan A. Roberts, Nissi Shalome, David Tanciar, Meridien Terrell, Emilee Theno, Stephen Vaught, Lamont Whitaker and Aubrey Young.

SUMMER features a book by Tony Award® nominee Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others. This new touring production is directed by Lauren L. Sobon and choreographed by Natalie Caruncho, based on the original direction by Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff and original choreography by Tony Award® winner Sergio Trujillo. Associate choreographer is Angelica Beliard.

Musical Supervision is by JP Meyer, Music Director is Erika R. Gamez, scenic design by Robert Andrew Kovach, costumes by Tony Award® winner Paul Tazewell, lighting by Russell A. Thompson, sound by David Temby and projections by Chris McCleary. This tour is produced by APEX Touring.

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.

Tour dates for 2021-2022 season

Additional dates to be confirmed

Pittsburgh, PA (Nov 16-21, 2021)- Benedum Center
Utica, NY (Nov 23)- Stanley Theater
New Brunswick, NJ (Nov 26-28)- State Theatre New Jersey
Chattanooga, TN (Nov 30-Dec 2)- Memorial Auditorium
Wilmington, DE (Dec 4-5)- The Grand
Schenectady, NY (Dec 7-12)- Proctors
Wichita, KS (Dec 14-16)- Century II Concert Hall
Lawrence, KS (Dec 17)- Lied Center
Springfield, IL (Dec 19)- UIS/Sangamon
St. Paul, MN (Dec 28, '21 - Jan 2, '22)- Ordway Center
West Palm Beach, FL (Jan 5-9, 2022)- Kravis Center
Tampa, FL (Jan 11-16)- Straz Center
Columbus, GA (Jan 18-19)- RiverCenter
Augusta, GA (Jan 20)- Bell Auditorium
Wilmington, NC (Jan 21-22)- CFCC Wilson Center
Conway, AR (Jan 24)- Reynolds Performance Hall
Cleveland, MS (Jan 25)- Bologna Performing Arts Center
The Villages, FL (Jan 28-29)- The Sharon L. Morse PAC
Ft. Myers, FL (Feb 1-6)- Barbara B. Mann Hall
Charleston, SC (Feb 7)- Gaillard Center
Portland, ME (Feb 9-10)- Portland Ovations
Waterbury, CT (Feb 11-12)- Palace Theater
Baltimore, MD (Feb 15-20)- Hippodrome
Boston, MA (Feb 22-Mar 6)- Emerson Colonial Theatre
Detroit, MI (Mar 8-20)- Fisher Theatre
Nashville, TN (Mar 22-27)- TPAC
Binghamton, NY (Mar 29-30)- Broome County Forum
Worcester, MA (Mar 31-Apr 3)- Hanover Theatre
Knoxville, TN (Apr 8-10)- Tennessee Theatre
Danville, KY (Apr 11)- Norton Center
Oxford, AL (Apr 12)- Oxford PAC
New Philadelphia, OH (Apr 14)- Kent State U Tuscarawas
Kalamazoo, MI (Apr 15-16)- Miller Auditorium
San Antonio, TX (Apr 19-24)- The Majestic Theatre
Dallas, TX (Apr 26-May 1)- AT&T PAC
Austin, TX (May 3-8)- Bass Concert Hall
Thousand Oaks, CA (May 12-15, 2022)- Bank of America PAC
Additional dates to be confirmed



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