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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical - 2018 - Broadway

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn't know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed.

Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple), Ariana DeBose (Hamilton, A Bronx Tale) and newcomer Storm Lever play Donna Summer, taking us through her tumultuous life, tempestuous loves and mega-watt musical hits. Spend the night in her electrifying universe.

Schedule

Running Time: One hours and 45 minutes, with no intermission

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
205 West 46th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Summer: The Donna Summer Musical


'Summer' review: Donna Summer's songs are the hot stuff - Newsday
What saves all this, of course, is the celebration of the music, with a parade of hits starting with her first biggie, the mildly controversial "Love to Love You Baby" (many references to the orgasmic nature of the song), and on to Billboard toppers such as "MacArthur Park," "On the Radio" and "She Works Hard for the Money." Never mind that these songs sometimes show up without moving the story along, as when a chorus line of hookers appears for no discernible reason other than to sing "Bad Girls."

Enough Is Enough: The Bizarre, Bonkers ‘Donna Summer Musical’ on Broadway - Daily Beast
To be clear, the clunking weirdness of this jukebox musical devoted to the "queen of disco" has nothing to do with the three singers representing Summer at different stages of her life. Storm Lever as young "Duckling Donna," Ariana DeBose as "Disco Donna," and-most stage-commandingly -LaChanze as "Diva Donna" do all they can to animate and give variously fierce or smooth fuel to the show's retinue of Summer's standards; the same goes for the hard-working, hard-dancing ensemble. (LaChanze particularly stands out. The poor dancers labor through some really odd choreography.)


 

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Broadway Cast



 

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by Stephi Wild - December 30, 2018
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will close on Broadway today, December 30, 2018. Before the show has its last dance on Broadway, we're flashing back through its journey...
by Nicole Rosky - November 28, 2018
SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will close on Broadway Sunday, December 30, 2018. A North American Tour will launch on September 30, 2019, playing dozens of cities across the US and Canada, including Los Angeles, Nashville, Rochester, Washington DC and West Palm Beach.
by Robert Diamond - November 22, 2018
The cast of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical brought their own 'Hot Stuff' to the NBC Thanksgiving Day Parade performing the iconic song from the musical. 
by Nicole Rosky - October 25, 2018
Theatrical licensor Broadway Licensing has acquired the performance rights to Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.
by Julie Musbach - October 17, 2018
The SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical - Original Cast Recording Album will be available as a limited edition, double album vinyl record from Republic Records beginning Friday, October 26 at Barnes & Noble retail and online
by Stephi Wild - August 21, 2018
Now this is some hot stuff! Tickets to SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical are now on sale through August 18, 2019. Get your tickets now through www.Ticketmaster.com online or by phone at 877-250-2929 or in person at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office, 205 West 46th Street.
by Tori Hartshorn - August 12, 2018
It can be tough out there for a jukebox musical. Many have come, few have stayed. Yet, it seems like Broadway can't get enough of them. Recent hits like JERSEY BOYS and BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL are the picture of what a staged jukebox success looks like. They have paved the great white way in gold for future musicals of the like to flood their way in.  SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is one of latest in the new class jukebox musical to hit the Broadway stage. The show opened to subpar reviews at the Lunt-Fontanne theater this spring, after a 2017 premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse. Republic Records, with producers Tommy Mottola and The Dodgers, released the original cast recording this past July.
by Julie Musbach - July 20, 2018
Today the SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical - Original Broadway Cast Recording is available at certain digital retailers
by Jennifer Broski - July 19, 2018
This week, Broadway's resident disco bash, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, celebrated one-hundred hustle-filled performances on Broadway. Check out the company of the show celebrating its first Broadway milestone below!    
by Stephi Wild - June 8, 2018
Tickets to SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical are now on sale through April 7, 2019 through www.Ticketmaster.com online or by phone at 877-250-2929 or in person at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office, 205 West 46th Street.
by Julie Musbach - May 24, 2018
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical has announced that a limited number of $40 same day tickets will be available via a digital lottery for select performances starting May 25th.
by Tori Hartshorn - May 21, 2018
The cast of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL on Broadway will perform on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING Jimmy Fallon tonight, May 21.