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Bio:
As writer or lyricist: "Grease Live!" (Fox TV), "A Christmas Story Live" (Fox TV), SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical (La Jolla Playhouse), On The Town (Broadway, additional material), Inventing Avi (Off-Broadway), Flashdance (West End, US and UK National Tour), Palm Beach (La Jolla Playhouse), Sharp ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
As writer or lyricist: "Grease Live!" (Fox TV), "A Christmas Story Live" (Fox TV), SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical (La Jolla Playhouse), On The Town (Broadway, additional material), Inventing Avi (Off-Broadway), Flashdance (West End, US and UK National Tour), Palm Beach (La Jolla Playhouse), Sharp ... (read complete bio)
African-American Shakespeare Company Welcomes Colman Domingo As First Guest Of New On Photo African-American Shakespeare Company Welcomes Colman Domingo As First Guest Of New Online Talkback Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020

The African-American Shakespeare Company debuts its new online series of talk-backs in a format remiscent of The Actor's Studio with James Lipton.

BWW Preview: The Disco Era Arrives in Sao Paulo with the Opening of DONNA SUMMER MUSI Photo BWW Preview: The Disco Era Arrives in Sao Paulo with the Opening of DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
by Claudio Erlichman - Mar 3, 2020

Donna Summer Musical is a show with book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary, and Des McAnuff and music and lyrics by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte, Paul Jabara, and others, based on the life of Donna Summer. The musical shows the Queen of Disco at three times of her life: Duckling Donna (Amanda Souza) is in her pre-teens, starting out in Boston; Disco Donna (Jeniffer Nascimento), in her late teens and 20s, has her initial success; and Diva Donna (Karin Hils) is in her 50s and at the top of her career. With direction by Miguel Falabella, the show opens at Teatro Santander on March 5.

BWW Review: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL National Tour at DPAC Photo BWW Review: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL National Tour at DPAC
by Nicole Ackman - Feb 26, 2020

DPAC has 'Unconditional Lovea' for Donna Summer this week as the National Tour of DONNA: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is in town. The show uses classic hits of the disco queen like 'Love to Love You Baby' and 'Hot Stuff' to craft a 'concert of a lifetime.' Three women portray Donna at different periods of her life -- Duckling, Disco, and Diva -- to tell how she went from a young girl singing in church in Boston to a top creator of dance floor hits. The show is largely about the adversity that she faced throughout her career, a story that even those familiar with her music may not know.

BWW Review:  SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL  Presented By Broadway In Chicago Photo BWW Review: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Presented By Broadway In Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 14, 2020

While Donna Summer may be 'Hot Stuff' when it comes to iconic songwriting and singing, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is a lukewarm entry in the genre of biographical jukebox musicals. The musical features many of Donna Summer's notable hits-and this national touring cast has the talent to take them all on-but the storyline gave me whiplash. With a book by Colman Domingo and Robert Cary and direction from Des McAnuff, SUMMER careens between the major events of Donna Summer's life at an often breakneck pace.

BWW Review: FLASHDANCE at Stadthalle Wien Photo BWW Review: FLASHDANCE at Stadthalle Wien
by Martin Ganeider - Feb 10, 2020

First, when there's nothing........just take a famous movie and adapt it for the stage, voilá, you got a musical.

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 BWW News Desk - 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. 

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Opens at The Fox - I'd Love to Love You, Baby Photo SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Opens at The Fox - I'd Love to Love You, Baby
by Tanya Seale - Jan 17, 2020

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical opens with a swell of music and a chorus full of sequined, big-haired glittered-up dancers who sure can sing. The costumes are dazzling. The strobe lights are electrifying. Everything is loud and large and pulsing and promising. a?oeYou like that modest opening?a?? Diva Donna (Dan'yelle Williamson, one of the three actors who plays Donna) asks the audience outright. a?oeWe just threw it together.a?? It's funny of course, because this is a big production, and nothing is farther from the truth. However...

BWW Review: SUMMER at the Paramount - A Raucous Party with No Story Photo BWW Review: SUMMER at the Paramount - A Raucous Party with No Story
by Jay Irwin - Jan 1, 2020

a?oeSummer, The Donna Summer Musicala?? opened last night, New Year's Eve, at the Paramount like a shiny ball descending on Seattle signifying the new year. But just like the ball dropping and switching from one year to the next, it amounted to very little other than a reason to party. With a book that feels like a story conveyed by a 6-year-old with severe ADHD and staging so bad that it actually made me laugh out loud at one point, this flashy tale of the life of a Disco Diva, filled with mirror balls, strobe lights, and even a car chase on stage, falls squarely into the realm of a?oewhat were they thinking?!a??

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!

Tickets for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at  Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theat Photo Tickets for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre Go On Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019

Broadway In Chicago has announced that tickets for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL will go on sale on Friday, December 13.  SUMMER will play Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement February 12-23, 2020.

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is Coming to Seattle Photo SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is Coming to Seattle
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 Feature: FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL at ON TOUR Photo BWW Feature: FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL at ON TOUR
by Martin Ganeider - Nov 29, 2019

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.

Review Roundup: Critics Sound Off On SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Tour! Photo 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.

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates 35th Anniversary Gala Photo Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates 35th Anniversary Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 17, 2019

Just last night, Primary Stages held its 35th Anniversary Gala, honor ingPulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck (Downstairs, Bernhardt/Hamlet), and Tony Award-winning producers from the Primary Stages family Jamie deRoy (The Ferryman, Little Women), Dasha Epstein (Ain't Misbehavin', Exits and Entrances), Susan Rose (The Band's Visit, Sabina), and Cheryl Wiesenfeld (Ain't Too Proud, In the Continuum). 

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical on Tour! Photo 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!

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL National Tour Opens In Cleveland Photo SUMMER: 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.

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!

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