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Paul Jabara

 
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Date of Birth: January 31, 1948 (74)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Performer
  [West End]
London Production, 1972
King Herod
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1968
Ensemble/Other Roles
General Grant
Mother
Woof [Replacement]
Tourist Couple (Understudy) [Replacement]
Woof (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1967
Paul

Writing

Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist






Paul Jabara News

Michael Butler, Producer Of Broadway's Original HAIR, Passes Away At 95 Photo Michael Butler, Producer Of Broadway's Original HAIR, Passes Away At 95
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2022

Michael Butler, famed producer of the musical Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, passed peacefully November 7, 2022 at the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda, CA.  He was born November 26, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois.

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is Coming to the Kravis Center Photo SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is Coming to the Kravis Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Summer is coming to West Palm Beach at last with SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical making its premiere engagement at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts May 20-26.

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL to Make Dallas Premiere at Winspear Opera House Photo SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL to Make Dallas Premiere at Winspear Opera House
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

The North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will make its Dallas premiere at the Winspear Opera House April 26-May 1.

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is Coming to Thousand Oaks Photo SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is Coming to Thousand Oaks
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

The American Theatre Guild will present the North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. This production is part of the BROADWAY IS BACK IN THOUSAND OAKS SERIES and will take the Bank of America Performing Arts Center stage May 12–15, 2022.

BWW Review: SUMMER - The Donna Summer Musical Brings The Diva's Story Home to Nashvil Photo BWW Review: SUMMER - The Donna Summer Musical Brings The Diva's Story Home to Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2022

And while that is one of the true musical highlights of Summer – The Donna Summer Musical, it also focuses attention on the fact that the musical itself – or, rather, its problematic book – often seems unable to figure out how to focus the spotlight on its heroine. Taking a non-linear pathway through the story of the diva’s life, Summer – The Donna Summer Musical is oftentimes confusing and sometimes perplexing, despite the fact that the musical score (attributed to Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and “others” in the playbill) is wonderfully entertaining and certain to unleash a flood of memories for audience members of a certain vintage.

The Green-Wood Cemetery Announces Spring and Summer Programming Photo The Green-Wood Cemetery Announces Spring and Summer Programming
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

Spring is just around the corner and Green-Wood has planned a plethora of programs—from Concerts in the Catacombs to fascinating history tours—throughout the season. Much more than a cemetery, Green-Wood is constantly transforming the urban green space to serve as a unique venue for a wide-range of fascinating programs.

Tickets On Sale Now For SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at Hippodrome Theatre Photo Tickets On Sale Now For SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at Hippodrome Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 13, 2022

Summer is coming to Baltimore this winter with SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, making its premiere engagement at the historic Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center February 15-20, 2022 for eight performances. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is Coming to the Ordway Photo SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is Coming to the Ordway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 23, 2021

​​​​​​​ The Ordway is heating up the winter with 'Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,' on stage Dec. 28 - Jan. 2 at the downtown Saint Paul venue. The new touring production tells the astonishing story of singer, songwriter and 'Queen of Disco' Donna Summer. This will be the musical's Minnesota premiere.

Tickets Are On Sale Now For SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical at the Kravis Center Photo Tickets Are On Sale Now For SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical at the Kravis Center
by Stephi Wild - Dec 23, 2021

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.”

VIDEO: First Look at The National Tour of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Photo VIDEO: First Look at The National Tour of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021

The non-Equity North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical returned to the road with official tour opening in Pittsburgh, PA at the Benedum Center (November 16-21, 2021). The tour will then visit more than 40 cities for the 2021-22 touring season.

Paul Jabara Videos

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL in San Francisco Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL in San Francisco

by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

The national tour of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, a moving tribute to the voice of a generation, is coming to the Golden Gate Theatre December 3 a?" 29, 2019. Go behind the scenes in the video!

BWW TV: Watch New Clips of Tony Nominees Ariana DeBose & LaChanze in SUMMER Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch New Clips of Tony Nominees Ariana DeBose & LaChanze in SUMMER

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 2, 2018

The leading ladies of Summer really are hot stuff! Just yesterday, LaChanze and Ariana DeBose earned Tony nominations for their portrayals of the Queen of Disco at different stages in her life. Watch both ladies in action as they perform 'Hot Stuff' and 'MacArthur Park' with fellow Donna, Storm Lever, below!

BWW TV: This Cast is Hot Stuff! Go Inside Opening Night of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER M Videoplay
BWW TV: This Cast is Hot Stuff! Go Inside Opening Night of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 24, 2018

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 inside the big night with the cast! Watch the video below!

BWW TV: Donna Discos to Broadway! Watch Highlights from SUMMER Videoplay
BWW TV: Donna Discos to Broadway! Watch Highlights from SUMMER

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 23, 2018

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical opens tonight at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre! 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.'

VIDEO: The Queen is Back! Watch LaChanze and the Cast of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUS Videoplay
VIDEO: The Queen is Back! Watch LaChanze and the Cast of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL on THE TODAY SHOW!

by Macon Prickett - Apr 16, 2018

The cast of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical performed on the TODAY show this morning! The show is set to open at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway on April 23, 2018.

BWW TV: Watch SUMMER Cast Make Final Preparations for Broadway; Previews Begin Tomorr Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch SUMMER Cast Make Final Preparations for Broadway; Previews Begin Tomorrow!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 27, 2018

Performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday March 28, for SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway. SUMMER will open on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th Street on April 23, 2018.

BWW TV: Workin' Hard for the Money! Watch a Preview of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSIC Videoplay
BWW TV: Workin' Hard for the Money! Watch a Preview of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2018

Summer comes early this year! SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is headed for Broadway and BroadwayWorld has a preview of what's to come, watch below!

STAGE TUBE: Bonnie Milligan Performs an Ode to Streisand From RACHAEL LILY ROSENBLOOM
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2017

On March 13, Paul Jabara's campy cult musical Rachael Lily Rosenbloom...and don't you ever forget it! came to Feinstein's/54 Below. Bonnie Milligan played the title role at this concert production. Watch her sing 'Dear Miss Streisand!'

STAGE TUBE: Walnut Street Theatre's GREASE Celebrates 4th of July!
by Stage Tube - Jul 4, 2013

The cast of the Walnut Street Theatre's production of 'Grease' created a music video to pay tribute to the city of Philadelphia - the birthplace of America and home of the oldest theatre in the country - just in time for Independence Day! Directed and choreographed by Adolpho Blaire, who plays Roger in the production, the video takes viewers on a tour of some of the most famous sites in the city of Brotherly Love including Love Park, Independence Hall, the 'Rocky Steps' at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and even backstage at the 204 year old Theatre. The cast goes sightseeing and eventually dances through the streets to a disco-crazed version of 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' by Paul Jabara. The original tune, incidentally, was sung by George M. Cohan himself in 1904 at the Walnut Street Theatre in 'Little Johnny Jones' before it's opening on Broadway. Click below to watch the video!


Paul Jabara Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Paul Jabara been in?
Paul Jabara has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Paul Jabara been in?
Paul Jabara has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Paul Jabara's first West End show?
Paul Jabara's first West End show was Jesus Christ Superstar which opened in 1972

How many shows has Paul Jabara written?
Paul Jabara has written 1 shows including Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don't You Ever Forget It (Bookwriter).