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Broadway credits include Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Assassins (Tony Award nomination), set and club design for the critically acclaimed revival of Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls (Tony Award nomination), Buried Child, Design for Living, A Streetcar Named Desire, One Flew Over ... (read more)
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Broadway credits include Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Assassins (Tony Award nomination), set and club design for the critically acclaimed revival of Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls (Tony Award nomination), Buried Child, Design for Living, A Streetcar Named Desire, One Flew Over ... (read more)
BWW Review: SUMMER National Tour Sings and Dances Its Way Into the Hollywood PantagesBWW 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WICKED, and More Celebrate Broadway Designers With Holiday 'Show Globes'Photo Flash: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WICKED, and More Celebrate Broadway Designers With Holiday 'Show Globes'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019

The Times Square Alliance unveiled today the first holiday “Show Globes” in Times Square on the Broadway Plaza between 44th and 45th Streets. The event included remarks by the Alliance President, Tim Tompkins as well as representatives from each of the four Broadway shows. “Show Globes” will be on display in Times Square through December 26, 2019. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Sound Off On SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Tour!Review Roundup: Critics Sound Off On SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical is now on tour across America! 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 and is directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Sergio Trujillo, with music supervised by Ron Melrose and scenic design by Tony Award® nominee Robert Brill, costumes by Tony Award® winner Paul Tazewell, lighting by Tony Award® winner Howell Binkley, sound by Tony Award® nominee Gareth Owen and projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis. This tour is produced by the Dodgers and Tommy Mottola. (more...)

Photo Flash: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Opens At Baltimore StagePhoto Flash: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Opens At Baltimore Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019

The new play THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN opened this week at Baltimore Center Stage. The new play by Keenan Scott II, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, and choreographed by Millicent Marie Johnnie is a co-production with Syracuse Stage and Baltimore Center Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Tour!Photo Flash: Get A First Look At SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Tour! Check out photos of the cast in action! (more...)

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL National Tour Opens In ClevelandSUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL National Tour Opens In Cleveland
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN at Baltimore StagePhoto Flash: First Look at THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN at Baltimore Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

The new play THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN starts previews tomorrow at Baltimore Center Stage. The new play by Keenan Scott II, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, and choreographed by Millicent Marie Johnnie is a co-production with Syracuse Stage and Baltimore Center Stage. (more...)

VIDEO: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Begins Previews At Baltimore StageVIDEO: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Begins Previews At Baltimore Stage
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2019

The new play THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN starts previews tomorrow at Baltimore Center Stage. (more...)

Baltimore Center Stage Announces Cast of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MANBaltimore Center Stage Announces Cast of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

Baltimore Center Stage announces the cast and artistic team for the world premiere play, Thoughts of a Colored Man. This journey through the 21st Century mind captures the strengths, weaknesses, and deepest fears of men striving to discover their identities. (more...)

BWW Review: The World Premiere of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN is Captivating at Syracuse StageBWW Review: The World Premiere of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN is Captivating at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 15, 2019

Syracuse Stage opens its 2019/2020 season with a world premiere production of Thoughts of a Colored Man, written by Keenan Scott II and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. It is co-produced with Baltimore Center Stage and two commercial producers, Brian Moreland and Ron Simons, who anticipate moving this new play to New York after the run in Syracuse and Baltimore (beginning October 10). The play is real, raw, and truly captivating; the emotional and powerful stories are conveyed through music, dance, and poetic language. (more...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD Hosts Actors Fund Benefit Performance 9/15AIN'T TOO PROUD Hosts Actors Fund Benefit Performance 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

The Actors Fund announced that the sensational new Broadway musical Ain't Too Proud a?" The Life and Times of The Temptations is holding a special ninth performance this Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. to benefit The Actors Fund at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th St.). (more...)

Photo Coverage: SUMMER - THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Gives a Preview of the Upcoming TourPhoto 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! (more...)

Dan'yelle Williamson, Alex Hairston, Olivia Elease Hardy Star in SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL on TourDan'yelle Williamson, Alex Hairston, Olivia Elease Hardy Star in SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

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

SUMMER THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL On Sale Now in RochesterSUMMER THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL On Sale Now in Rochester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

The Rochester Broadway Theatre League and Albert Nocciolino are proud to announce that SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will hold technical rehearsals and launch its National Tour in Rochester with performances September 29 - October 5, 2019.  Rochester audiences will be among the first to see this production direct from Broadway! (more...)

Syracuse Stage Launches Season with THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MANSyracuse Stage Launches Season with THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019

Syracuse Stage opens the 2019/2020 season with the world premiere production of a?oeThoughts of a Colored Man.a?? Performance dates are Sept. 4 through 22. Tickets are available at www.SyracuseStage.org or at the Box Office (315)-443-3275. (more...)

THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Announces Casting; Forrest McClendon and MoreTHOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Announces Casting; Forrest McClendon and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019

Today, producers Brian Moreland and Ron Simons announced casting for the world premiere of Thoughts of a Colored Man, the new play by Keenan Scott II, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, and choreographed by Millicent Marie Johnnie in a co-production with Syracuse Stage and Baltimore Center Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET at Ogunquit PlayhouseBWW Review: CABARET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Jan Nargi - Aug 2, 2019

There's no doubt that dark times are ahead for the people of Berlin in this faithful recreation of the tawdry 1998 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of CABARET. Using the original Broadway sets by Robert Brill and costumes by William Ivey Long, this Ogunquit Playhouse version, running now through August 10, is rough, tough and gritty, taking the implied decadence and hedonism of pre-World War II Germany and attaching it blatantly to every denizen of the speakeasy known as the Kit Kat Klub. (more...)

Tickets To SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical On Sale Soon At Playhouse Square!Tickets To SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical On Sale Soon At Playhouse Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

Tickets for the limited engagement of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical at Playhouse Square will go on sale to the public Monday, July 29th, at the Playhouse Square ticket office (1519 Euclid Ave in downtown Cleveland), by calling 216.241.6000 or online at playhousesquare.org. SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will open the 2019-2020 KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square with performances October 8 - 27, 2019. (more...)

CABARET To Open At The Ogunquit PlayhouseCABARET To Open At The Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

Come to the Cabaret, your table's waiting! Decadent nightlife meets dangerous times at Berlin's alluring Kit Kat Klub in the iconic Broadway musical Cabaret, on stage July 17 through August 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: AIN'T TOO PROUD Celebrates 100th Broadway Performance!Photo Flash: AIN'T TOO PROUD Celebrates 100th Broadway Performance!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

The Tony-winning production of Ain't Too Proud, currently playing Broadway's legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), just celebrated a milestone- 100 performances on Broadway! (more...)

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