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Donna Summer

Date of Death: May 17, 2012 (63)

Birth Place: Brookline, MA, USA

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Donna Summer was born in Boston on New Year’s Eve, 1948. She embraced the core tenets of gospel as a young singer while cutting her teeth with a local rock band and in European musicals, developing an individual vocal élan that also married the best elements of Rock, R&B, and Disco.
Her signature style is on full display on The Original Hits in such iconic tracks as forever-seductive “Love To Love You Baby,” the defiantly declarative “Bad Girls,” the MTV-era female-empowerment anthem “She Works Hard For The Money,” the fiery dance/rock mesh of “Hot Stuff,” and the urgent ballad-to-crescendo disco blend of “Last Dance.”
Even though Summer sadly passed away in 2012, her cultural impact and sonic legacy carries ever onward, and she garnered a well-deserved posthumous induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

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The Perelman Performing Arts Center has revealed complete casting for Watch Night at the new performing arts center at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. 

Kennedy Kanagawa Joins TIANANMEN Musical in Phoenix

 Kennedy Kanagawa and Ellie Wang will play the leading roles in Tiananmen: A New Musical, opening at The Phoenix Theatre Company. Kanagawa will be replacing Zachary Piser who chose not to continue on with the musical for personal reasons. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!

The Hanover Theatre Debuts Music Album, HOLIDAYS AT THE HANOVER THEATRE VOLUME 1

The Hanover Theatre & Conservatory for the Performing Arts has announced the release of their first album, Holidays at The Hanover Theatre Volume 1.

Photos: Go Inside STUPID F*CKING BIRD Opening Night Gala at MCS Theatre

Theatre4thePeople's production of Stupid F*cking Bird by playwright Aaron Posner opened to a sold-out house on Sept. 15th at MCS Theatre. Check out photos from the gala here!

Photos: Broadway's Caroline O'Connor Dazzles At Australian Theatre Festival NYC 2023 Gala

The Australian Theatre Festival NYC, helmed by Co-Artistic Directors & Executive Producers Mark Barford, Connor Delves & Jillian Geurts hosted their second annual Fundraising Gala at The Players NYC on Sunday September 10. Honoring Broadway, West-End & Australian theatre icon Caroline O’Connor, and Broadway Producer Neil Gooding. 

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Houses on The Moon Theater Company has announced the lineup of performers and special guests headlining their AMPLIFY 2023 Gala Celebration on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 6:30 PM. Learn more about the event here!

SAVIOR COMPLEX Docu-Series Coming to HBO; Watch the Trailer Now!

The HBO Original three-part docuseries SAVIOR COMPLEX from Emmy®-winning filmmaker Jackie Jesko, executive produced by Nick Capote, Alex Waterfield, and Academy Award® winner Roger Ross Williams (HBO’s “Love to Love You, Donna Summer,” “God Loves Uganda”). Watch the video trailer now!

LaChanze Will Kick off Downtown Sessions With Solo Show at Perelman Performing Arts Center

Three-time Tony Award winning LaChanze will perform a solo show for the inaugural season at Perelman Performing Arts Center. Learn more about the concert, as well as how to purchase tickets, here!

Theatre 4the People Opens Their 2023-2024 Season With Aaron Posner's STUPID F*CKING BIRD

​​​​​​​Theatre 4the People presents a revival of the hit show STUPID F*CKING BIRD, written by Aaron Posner and directed by Isaac Byrne.


Disney Princess – The Concert, presented by Disney Concerts and TEG DAINTY, has announced the cast for its Australian tour dates.  Find out who is in the cast and how to get tickets here!

THE SHINING & More Lead BroadwayWorld Atlanta's Top Picks For September 2023

Atlanta is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. September 2023's top picks include Alliance's The Shining and more.

Video: Watch Ariana DeBose In AMC Theaters' New Public Service Announcement For The Kennedy Center's National Thank An Arts Teacher Campaign

Ariana DeBose is partnering with the Kennedy Center and AMC Theatres for a new public service announcement that will play during National Arts in Education week this September. In the video, DeBose speaks to the value of arts education and shares her story of her late beloved drama teacher and mentor.

Photos: A WONDERFUL WORLD Begins Rehearsals For Pre-Broadway Engagement

The 26-member cast of A Wonderful World, A New Musical about the Life and Loves of Louis Armstrong began rehearsals last week in New York City. Check out photos from rehearsal here!

Zachary Noah Piser to Star in TIANANMEN at The Phoenix Theatre Company

Get ready for an unforgettable performance as Zachary Noah Piser takes the stage in Tiananmen: A Brave and Necessary New Musical at The Phoenix Theatre Company. Experience the emotional journey of this groundbreaking show as it explores the events of Tiananmen Square.

Tickets For CHICAGO in Boston Are On Sale Now

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The Modern Showrooms ( inside Alexis Park Resort Hotel in Las Vegas has announced its 2023 Fall Schedule. The Modern Showrooms has become notorious as the home for live classic Las Vegas-style entertainment as it continues to grow and expand with a wide variety of fantastic stage shows.

New England Music Hall Of Fame 2023 Induction to Take Place in September

Join us at the New England Music Hall of Fame 2023 Induction, a celebration of musical influencers of New England and women in music. Don't miss this opportunity to honor New England's legends.

Upcoming Performances Revealed For emilyn claid, UNTITLED

Emilyn is a queer performer in her eighth decade, with a career as a choreographer, writer, director and teacher stretching back to the 1960s. In emilyn claid, UNTITLED, her first solo work in 20 years, she welcomes the fears of endings, teasing with what it means to bow out, the irony of living in an old body and what's real and what's imagined.


Donna Summer has written 1 shows including Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Composer & Lyricist).

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