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Jersey Boys (Tommy DeVito) trifecta: Broadway, 1st national tour, and Las Vegas, International tour: The Lion King (Timon). Favorites: Geva Theatre, Flatrock Playhouse, St. Michael's Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare Festival. BFA: N.K.U. / MFA: A.S.F. Love you, Kyli. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jersey Boys (Tommy DeVito) trifecta: Broadway, 1st national tour, and Las Vegas, International tour: The Lion King (Timon). Favorites: Geva Theatre, Flatrock Playhouse, St. Michael's Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare Festival. BFA: N.K.U. / MFA: A.S.F. Love you, Kyli. (read complete bio)
LISTEN: Kelli O'Hara, Barbara Walsh & More Pay Tribute to Joseph Siravo on THE VORACI Photo LISTEN: Kelli O'Hara, Barbara Walsh & More Pay Tribute to Joseph Siravo on THE VORACIOUS STUDENT Podcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021

Prolific stage and screen actor Joseph Siravo (Oslo, The Light in the Piazza) is celebrated and remembered in the most recent episode of The Voracious Student podcast.

Sierra Stages Begins 12th Season With No√ęl Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT Photo Sierra Stages Begins 12th Season With No√ęl Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT
by Stephi Wild - Feb 12, 2020

The Sierra Stages 2020 season opens with the classic No√ęl Coward comedy a?oeBlithe Spirita??, playing four weekends only from February 28 a?" March 21 at the historic Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City.

Tickets On Sale Next Week For Detroit Debut Of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Photo Tickets On Sale Next Week For Detroit Debut Of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2020

Broadway in Detroit today announced that individual tickets for the Detroit premier of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical at the Fisher Theatre, June 9 a?" 21, will go on sale Sunday, February 16. 

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

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is Coming to Seattle Photo SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is Coming to Seattle
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2019

Full casting has been announced for the North American Tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. The three actresses who will play the role of musical icon Donna Summer will be Dan'yelle Williamson as 'Diva Donna,' Alex Hairston as 'Disco Donna' and Olivia Elease Hardy as 'Duckling Donna.'

Tickets For SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical At The Hippodrome Go On Sale December 6 Photo Tickets For SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical At The Hippodrome Go On Sale December 6
by Stephi Wild - Dec 5, 2019

Full casting has been announced for the North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. The three actresses who will play the role of musical icon Donna Summer will be Dan'yelle Williamson as a?oeDiva Donna,a?? Alex Hairston as a?oeDisco Donnaa?? and Olivia Elease Hardy as a?oeDuckling Donna.a?? SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will make its Baltimore premiere at The Hippodrome Theatre for one week from April 14 a?" 19. Beginning Friday, December 6, tickets will be available to purchase by visiting BaltimoreHippodrome.com, calling 800.982.ARTS or visiting the Hippodrome Theatre Box Office at the corner of Eutaw St and Baltimore St. For the most up-to-date pricing information, please visit Ticketmaster.com.

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL To Make St. Louis Debut At The Fabulous Fox Theatre Photo SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL To Make St. Louis Debut At The Fabulous Fox Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2019

Full casting has been announced for the North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical.  The three actresses who will play the role of musical icon Donna Summer will be Dan'yelle Williamson as a?oeDiva Donna,a?? Alex Hairston as a?oeDisco Donnaa?? and Olivia Elease Hardy as a?oeDuckling Donna.a?? SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will make its St. Louis premiere at the Fabulous Fox Theatre for two weeks January 15-26. 

BWW Review: SUMMER National Tour Sings and Dances Its Way Into the Hollywood Pantages Photo BWW Review: SUMMER National Tour Sings and Dances Its Way Into the Hollywood Pantages
by Don Grigware - Nov 8, 2019

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical/book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary & Des McAnuff/songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others/directed by Des McAnuff/choreography by Sergio Trujillo/music supervision by Ron Melrose/Hollywood Pantages Theatre/through November 24 The national tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical currently onstage at the Hollyqwood Pantages, is 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.

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL National Tour Opens In Cleveland Photo SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL National Tour Opens In Cleveland
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2019

The North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical celebrated its official tour press opening last night in Cleveland, OH at Playhouse Square, following technical rehearsals and tour kickoff performances at RBTL's Auditorium Theater in Rochester, NY. The musical plays in Cleveland through October 27 and will next travel to the Hollywood Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, CA for an engagement November 5-24. The three actresses that share the role of musical icon Donna Summer, Dan'yelle Williamson as a?oeDiva Donna,a?? Alex Hairston as a?oeDisco Donnaa?? and Olivia Elease Hardy as a?oeDuckling Donna,a?? were presented with bouquets of white roses during Curtain Call and met Mimi Dohler, Donna Summer's daughter.

Wake Up With BWW 9/13: FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Begins Previews, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/13: FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2019

Today's top stories: Freestyle Love Supreme begins previews on Broadway, and more!

BWW TV: SUMMER Cast Gets Ready to Hit the Road; Watch a Sneak Peek! Photo BWW TV: SUMMER Cast Gets Ready to Hit the Road; Watch a Sneak Peek!
by TV - On the Road - Sep 12, 2019

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical is hitting the road!  The musical will kickoff  a national tour at RBTL's Auditorium Theater in Rochester, NY (October 1-6, 2019) prior to the official tour press opening at the Connor Palace in Cleveland, OH (October 8-27, 2019). A list of tour dates for the 2019-2020 season is below. Casting will be announced later.

Photo Coverage: SUMMER - THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Gives a Preview of the Upcoming Tou Photo Photo Coverage: SUMMER - THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Gives a Preview of the Upcoming Tour
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 12, 2019

On Wednesday, September 11, the national tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical gave a preview performance, and met the press!

Dan'yelle Williamson, Alex Hairston, Olivia Elease Hardy Star in SUMMER: THE DONNA SU Photo Dan'yelle Williamson, Alex Hairston, Olivia Elease Hardy Star in SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL on Tour
by Julie Musbach - Aug 21, 2019

Full casting has been announced for the North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical.

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Bass Performance Hall Photo BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Bass Performance Hall
by Kathleen Anwar - Jul 27, 2019

If it's possible to be nostalgic for a time and place in which you've never lived, you will experience that feeling in A Bronx Tale.

Wake Up With BWW 7/23: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Off-Broadway, Britney Spears Musical Po Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/23: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Off-Broadway, Britney Spears Musical Postponed, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2019

Today's top stories: Little Shop of Horrors returns off-Broadway, Britney Spears musical postponed, and more!

Ryann Redmond, Arielle Jacobs & More Will Perform this Week at Broadway in Bryant Par Photo Ryann Redmond, Arielle Jacobs & More Will Perform this Week at Broadway in Bryant Park
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 22, 2019

This week's performances will feature the casts of WAITRESS (Shoshana Bean, Brandon Kalm, Charity Angel Dawson, Dayna Dantzler, Jessie Hooker-Bailey, Max Kumangai, Tyrone Davis Jr.); CHICAGO (Lana Gordon, Desi Oakley, Eddie Bennett, Gary Cooper, Jessica Ernest, Dan Gutierrez, Mary Claire King, Barrett Martin, Pilar Millhollen, Drew Nellessen, Beth Nicely, Rachel Schur, Colt Weiss); BEETLEJUICE (Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso, Natalie Charle Ellis, Sean Montgomery); COME FROM AWAY (Josh Breckenridge, Petrina Bromley, Holly Ann Butler, De'Lon Grant, John Jellison, Tony LePage, Julie Reiber, Pearl Sun, Astrid Van Wieren, Jim Walton); JERSEY BOYS (Austin Colby, Aaron de Jesus, Mark Edwards, John Gardiner, Dianna Barger, Amanda Dela Cruz, Olivia Valli).

ICYMI: Watch Shoshana Bean, Alex Brightman & More Belt It Out at Broadway in Bryant P Photo ICYMI: Watch Shoshana Bean, Alex Brightman & More Belt It Out at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2019

Broadway in Bryant Park is back! 106.7 LITE FM's popular series will bring the best of Broadway and Off-Broadway together for FREE performances, for six consecutive weeks, continuing today, July 18, to Thursday, August 15. New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are invited to come at 11 a.m. every Thursday, beginning July 11 through August 15, with performances running from 12:30 p.m. EST - 1:30 p.m. EST on the Bryant Park Stage.

Photo Coverage: BEETLEJUICE, WAITRESS, COME FROM AWAY, CHICAGO, & JERSEY BOYS Hit The Photo Photo Coverage: BEETLEJUICE, WAITRESS, COME FROM AWAY, CHICAGO, & JERSEY BOYS Hit The Stage At BROADWAY AT BRYANT PARK
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 18, 2019

Week Two's performances included Waitress, Come From Away, Beetlejuice, Chicago, and Jersey Boys!

BWW TV: Watch BEETLEJUICE, WAITRESS & More Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park! Photo BWW TV: Watch BEETLEJUICE, WAITRESS & More Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 18, 2019

Broadway in Bryant Park is back! 106.7 LITE FM's popular series will bring the best of Broadway and Off-Broadway together for FREE performances, for six consecutive weeks, continuing today, July 18, to Thursday, August 15. New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are invited to come at 11 a.m. every Thursday, beginning July 11 through August 15, with performances running from 12:30 p.m. EST - 1:30 p.m. EST on the Bryant Park Stage.

Wake Up With BWW 7/18: Behind the Scenes of CATS Film, BEAUTIFUL Closing, MOULIN ROUG Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/18: Behind the Scenes of CATS Film, BEAUTIFUL Closing, MOULIN ROUGE! Photos, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2019

Today's top stories: go behind the scenes of the upcoming Cats film, Beautiful will end its run in October, all new Moulin Rouge! photos, and more!

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