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Last Dance - 2003 - Off-Broadway


Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street
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.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Oct 18, 2019
Wild Party is loosely based on a poem from 1928 about a couple who host a party. The description doesn't sound terribly appealing, does it? But this party was not your average dinner party. Often the cast interacted with the VIP audience members and the bartender, making us feel like we were all attending this party. While the guests wore their most elegant attire (superbly dressed by costume designer Rachael Dugas-Murray), this soiree degenerated into debauchery with sex, infidelity, a snort of cocaine, and a gun.
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.
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
It all came down to this as four celebrity and pro-dancer couples returned to the ballroom to compete for the last time for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy on the SEASON FINALE of the 2019 season of 'Dancing with the Stars,' LIVE, MONDAY, NOV. 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
Set in a secret North London warehouse, The Cause will have its first dance on NYE with a huge unannounced line-up spread across both the new space and it's current home.
by TV Scoop - Nov 19, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the SeasonFinale of DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, November 25, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Michael Harrison and David Ian today announce The Drifters Girl, a brand new musical starring Beverley Knight, which tells the remarkable story of one of the world's greatest vocal groups The Drifters and the woman who made them. It will make its World Premiere at Newcastle Theatre Royal next year, before transferring to the Garrick Theatre in London for a strictly limited season of 20 weeks.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Nov 1, 2019
Mix the talent from Patel Conservatory's local arts program chorale and musical theatre students' group Ovation, Opera Tampa's upcoming shows of a?oeCarmena?? and a?oeAida,a?? and guest performers from the Broadway of Mean Girls, Alladin, Jersey Boys, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, with food trucks, chalk artists, a table-decorating contest, and pets and you have the makings for a fantastic Sunday afternoon.
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2020
The Osbournes, Tyra Banks and Reggie Bush join the cast of celebrities inviting you into their living rooms on the all-new series 'Celebrity Watch Party,' premiering tonight at 8/7c on FOX!
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2020
Just as ESPN Films moved “The Last Dance” earlier to fill the void that live sports left, ESPN Films' Peabody and Academy Award-winning 30 for 30 series is premiering three new documentaries, two of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, that will air on Sundays in May and June. 
by TV Scoop - May 28, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on Encore Broadcasts of THE VIEW, 6/1-6/5, airing on ABC on Monday, June 1, 2020!
by Gary Naylor - May 27, 2020
BWW will be reviewing the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial).
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Mamma Mia! at The Anthem DC will not run June 25 - July 5, 2020 as previously scheduled. Signature Theatre has worked with their sponsors Amazon and Max Productions and their partners at The Anthem and have announced that they have been able to reschedule the performances to next summer, June 24 - July 3, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
For the health and safety of the community, the CareFirst® BlueCross BlueShield Hippodrome Broadway Series engagement of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical has been rescheduled again and will now play at the Hippodrome February 9 - 14, 2021.
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2020
“The View” moderator Whoopi Goldberg, NBA great Shaquille O'Neal, “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts and “black-ish” star Anthony Anderson join previously announced NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson as guests on the prime-time one-hour special  “After the Final Dance with Stephen A. Smith:
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2020
ESPN will air two versions of the 30 for 30 documentary 'LANCE' over the next two Sundays (Part 1 on May 24th and Part 2 on May 31st). As with 'The Last Dance,' a version containing strong adult language will air on ESPN and a version edited for that language will air simultaneously on ESPN2.
by TV Scoop - May 18, 2020
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 5/18-5/23, airing on ABC!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020
On Sunday 15 May Strictly Champion and Musical Theatre star Joanne Clifton completed her challenge to dance the Jive for a straight 24 hours to raise funds for NHS Charities together during the COVID-19 crisis.
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2020
ESPN host and NBA expert commentator Stephen A. Smith hosts a prime-time special “After the Dance with Stephen A. Smith: A SportsCenter Special,” Tuesday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on ABC. 
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
The National Tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical will be closing due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19.
by TV Scoop - May 11, 2020
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on THE VIEW, 5/11-5/16, airing on ABC!
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2020
Today it was announced that the premiere of “The Last Dance,” the highly anticipated 10-part documentary series will air on ESPN in the U.S. on Sunday nights over five weeks from April 19 through May 17. The series will also be available outside of the U.S. on Netflix.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
In response to guidance from the CDC and state and local authorities, Signature Theatre has made the decision to close its doors to the public through the beginning of June.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) has announced the line-up of its Dance Season 2020/21.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2020
Smuin Contemporary Ballet's groundbreaking spring program will introduce the Bay Area to internationally renowned Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado, with the thrilling World Premiere of S-Quimera, combining flawless contemporary dance with Afro-Cuban and Latin social dances to create a piece truly unique to Smuin.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
The Philly POPS kicks off Spring Break with a splash of Broadway magic at The Met Philadelphia in Disney's Broadway Hits.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
WHTS has reported that Madrid's legendary flamenco hall Casa Patas is closing its doors in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Tituss Burgess, Josh Gad, Rachel Bloom, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020
Hong Kong Dance Company invites acclaimed choreographer Mui Cheuk Yin to premiere her much-anticipated new work The Last Dance this summer.
by Stage Tube - Jun 16, 2020
Josh Gad appeared as a guest on last night's episode of The Late Late Show With James Corden!
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest Motown songs from 1960-1994. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2020
Since Jim Henson first burst onto the scene over six decades ago, Muppets have taken center stage in pop culture, appearing on film, television, and beyond. From the kid-centric Sesame Street to the universally loved The Muppets Show, the furry (and felty) creatures have often used music to entertain the masses, and many times, called upon the stars of Broadway to help!
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2020
The wait is almost over for multi-platinum hit Utah based alternative quartet Neon Trees' fourth full-length album I Can Feel You Forgetting Me, out Friday July 24th
by Nathaniel Jones - Jan 9, 2020
Astonishing is a word some would use to describe something amazing they witnessed. In most cases and with most shows this word would suffice. However, what I saw on December 7th, 2020 at ASU Gammage does not just surpass this simple word, it stamps it into the ground. SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical is beyond any praise I could write in here and by far the must-see of 2020.
by Paul Batterson - Jan 31, 2020
When the movie ANASTASIA was released in 1996, somewhere someone was humming along with the score of the 20th Century Fox film and thought 'This might make a fantastic musical.' It took nearly 20 years but the faith in the concept is paying off.
by TV Scoop - Jan 28, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC on Thursday, February 13, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) has announced the return of its hit Cabaret celebrating male harmony groups, Unchained Melodies. One of FST's most successful and beloved Cabarets, Unchained Melodies was seen by over 20,000 people last season. Due to popular demand, the show was brought back last year for its first return engagement in March 2019. This year, due to continued audience demand, the popular Cabaret will return to Sarasota in its second limited return engagement in March 2020.
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...
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Joanna Syrokomla and Cynthia Amsden, Co-Chairs of the Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design (CAFTCAD) Awards are delighted to announce the official list of nominees for the 15 categories. 
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2020
“Hustlers” star Julia Stiles takes a look back on some of her most memorable looks from film roles and the red carpet. When it comes to her outfits in “Save the Last Dance,” she has one question: “Cargo pants … why?”
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??
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Full casting is announced today for the new spectacular production of Zorro The Musical which will run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from 14 March a?" 18 April 2020, with opening night for press on 18 March, directed by Christian Durham. The show will be brought to life by a cast including Antony Costa as Garcia, Alex Gibson-Giorgio as Ramon, Emma Kingston as Luisa, Genevieve Nicole as Inez, Kit Orton as Don Alejandro and Benjamin Purkiss as the masked hero, Zorro. The cast is completed by Ajjaz Awad, Amy Bastani, Isobel Bates, Ben Boskovic, Maxwell Griffin, Matthew Heywood, Jessica Pardoe, Thomas Ping, Seren Sandham-Davies and Stylianos Thomadakis.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Due to continued audience demand, Florida Studio Theatre (FST) has announced the extension of Unchained Melodies, a musical celebration of male harmony groups of the '50s and '60s.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
The Paley Center for Media today announced that it will pay tribute to Kerry Washington with the special program Celebrating Kerry Washington: Conversation & Exclusive Preview Screening of Little Fires Everywhere. The program will take place on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 pm.
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Suncoast Showroom will bring highly-acclaimed tribute performers to the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in January, including a?oePetty & The Heartshakers a?" Tribute to Tom Petty,a?? a?oeThe Long Run a?" Tribute to The Eaglesa?? and a?oeThe Heart of Rock & Roll a?" A Tribute to Huey Lewis & The News.a?? Guests can also enjoy free dance parties and live entertainment throughout the month.
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2020
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) today announced the virtual edition of its 2nd Annual AAFCA TV Honors. Launched last year with tremendous success, AAFCA was at the forefront of honoring Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us,” including recognizing breakout star Jharrel Jerome’s performance.
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
To maintain the authenticity of interviews and footage throughout the upcoming documentary series 'The Last Dance,' ESPN will air two versions of the highly anticipated 10-part project about Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls.