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SUMMER Announces Rush Ticket Policy SUMMER Announces Rush Ticket Policy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will offer a limited number of $40 rush tickets beginning with the first performance today, Wednesday, March 28. Rush tickets will be available at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, beginning when the Box Office opens each day. (more...)

It's SUMMER Time! Meet the Cast of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL- Now in Previews! It's SUMMER Time! Meet the Cast of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2018

The calendar may say Spring (has anyone told the weather?) but things are heating up on Broadway! Performances begin tonight for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch SUMMER Cast Make Final Preparations for Broadway; Previews Begin Tomorrow! 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. (more...)

Island Def Jam & Universal Music To Honor Donna Summer with Release of SUMMER: THE ORIGINAL HITS Island Def Jam & Universal Music To Honor Donna Summer with Release of SUMMER: THE ORIGINAL HITS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

On April 20, Island Def Jam/UMe is set to properly fete Donna Summer, the undisputed Queen of Disco and The First Lady of Love, with Summer: The Original Hits. This catchy collection of Summer's greatest hits is a companion to Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, an exciting new Broadway musical based on her rich and storied life. Previews for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical commenced on March 28, 2018, at the legendary Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City with the official opening on April 23, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 2018

It look's like Summer is coming early! Summer: The Donna Summer Musical is headed for Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 2018. Preview performances begin March 28, 2018. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
by Walter McBride - 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. SUMMER will open on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 2018. Preview performances begin March 28, 2018. (more...)

BWW TV: Workin' Hard for the Money! Watch a Preview of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL 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! (more...)

Red Bull Music Festival New York 2018 Announces Lineup Red Bull Music Festival New York 2018 Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Red Bull Music Festival New York returns this May with another diverse program of original events, world premieres, and talks with icons and innovators. Returning for a sixth year, the widely praised annual festival has become a New York City institution featuring performances by today's most forward-looking musicians; tributes to legendary artists, scenes, and sounds; and conversations with impactful, innovative musicians. The shows will unfold throughout the boroughs at some of NYC's most unique settings from iconic institutions to uncharted spaces completely re-configured for the occasion. (more...)

The Box Office is Now Open for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL The Box Office is Now Open for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office (205 West 46th Street) is now open for SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. The three actresses who will play the role of musical icon Donna Summer will be 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.' (more...)

Full Cast Announced for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Full Cast Announced for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Full casting has been announced for SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway and rehearsals begin today, February 12. As previously announced, the three actresses who will play the role of musical icon Donna Summer will be 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.' (more...)

Up on the Marquee: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Up on the Marquee: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 2018

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical will open at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th Street on April 23, 2018. Preview performances begin March 28, 2018. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Breaking: LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever Will Disco to Broadway in SUMMER! Breaking: LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever Will Disco to Broadway in SUMMER!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Three actresses who will play the role of Donna Summer in SUMMER: Donna Summer Musical on Broadway have been announced. Playing the musical icon Donna Summer will be Tony Award winner LaChanze ( 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.' Additional casting will be announced soon. (more...)

DESTRUCTO & Gerry Gonza New Single 'Shots To The Dome' Out Today DESTRUCTO & Gerry Gonza New Single 'Shots To The Dome' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Bassline aficionado and HITS HARD label boss DESTRUCTO is kicking off his 'LET'S BE FRIENDS' TOUR' tonight Friday, January 19 at Output in Brooklyn, NY with the release of a brand new DESTRUCTO & GERRY GONZA single 'Shots To The Dome.' (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL On Broadway Tickets Now On Sale For SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway through Ticketmaster.com. SUMMER features a book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others and will be directed by Des 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. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief December 20th, 2017: Off-Broadway Toy Drive and More! BWW Morning Brief December 20th, 2017: Off-Broadway Toy Drive and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top events: the final day of the off-Broadway toy drive is today! Donate and receive free tickets! Pasadia Familiar closes off-off-Broadway today. And more! (more...)

Breaking: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Will Hustle to Broadway This Spring Breaking: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Will Hustle to Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical featuring a book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others, will be directed by Des 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. (more...)

Destructo Announces 'Let's Be Friends' Tour Hitting North America Early 2018 Destructo Announces 'Let's Be Friends' Tour Hitting North America Early 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Los Angeles producer and DJ DESTRUCTO today (November 29) announced that he'll start the new year strong by hitting the road on the 'LET'S BE FRIENDS' TOUR. The bassline aficionado will be kicking it off Friday, January 19 (more...)

BWW Review: Donna Summer Receives Royal Treatment in SUMMER at La Jolla Playhouse BWW Review: Donna Summer Receives Royal Treatment in SUMMER at La Jolla Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Nov 27, 2017

others/directed by Des McAnuff/choreography by Sergio Trujillo/music supervision by Ron Melrose/La Jolla Playhouse, Mandell Weiss Theatre/extended through December 24 The world premiere musical SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical currently onstage at the Mandell Weiss Theatre of the La Jolla Playhouse, extended again through December 24, is a kaleidascope of fun and a feast for the eyes and ears for every Donna Summer fan. Born in 1948 LaDonna Adrian Gaines who eventually became the Queen of Disco used to skip high school classes in Boston Massachusetts and take the bus to New York to audition. She landed her first professional gig in the rock musical Hair and performed it in Munich where she created a sensation. Her hit song 'I Feel Love' brought her back to the US...and the rest is history. (more...)

Review Roundup: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Opens at La Jolla Playhouse Review Roundup: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Opens at La Jolla Playhouse
by Review Roundups - Nov 21, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse's world premiere of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, featuring songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder and others; book by Robert Cary, Colman Domingo and Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys); with direction by Des McAnuff;choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis); and musical direction by Ron Melrose, is running through December 24. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

Destructo Returns with New Single/Video 'Bassface'  on Hits Hard Destructo Returns with New Single/Video 'Bassface' on Hits Hard
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Today, November 17, marks the release of the latest single from Los Angeles producer and DJ DESTRUCTO, 'Bassface.' The sinister electronic banger is the first new single to follow the G-House aficionado's RENEGADE EP earlier this year. (more...)

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