Summer: The Donna Summer Musical 2018

Run Time:
One hours and 45 minutes, with no intermission
Ages: 13+
Opened: April 23, 2018
Closing: December 30, 2018

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical - 2018 - Broadway History , Info & More

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway)
205 West 46th St. New York, NY

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.

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Review: 'Summer: The Donna Summer Musical' is where the disco ball spins the real truth
5 / 10

And that's not even including 'Bad Girl' and 'No More Tears' ('Enough is Enough'); enough, when it comes to Summer, never really being enough. Not for we longtime fans, anyway. And unless you are in the parody business, you then need the actual life-story of the singer to have a structure on which to hang all of those songs, being as they express simple feelings, not complex narratives. So since you need all of these levels of permission from the flame, or the keeper thereof, to even enter the heat of the dance-floor, your chances of telling the warts-and-all truth are, you might say, limited.

‘Summer’ review: Donna Summer biomusical drops the disco ball
3 / 10

Enough is enough with Broadway jukebox musicals stitched together with threadbare and synthetic stories. And when it comes to 'Summer: The Donna Summer Musical' that goes triple. It took three writers for the bummer of a script for this show at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

SUMMER Has its Last Dance on Broadway Today
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...

Breaking: Last Dance! SUMMER Will Take Final Broadway Bow in December; National Tour Will Launch in 2019
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.

VIDEO: Hot Stuff! SUMMER Performs at Thanksgiving Day Parade
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. 

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Will Soon Be Available for Licensing!
by Nicole Rosky - October 25, 2018

Theatrical licensor Broadway Licensing has acquired the performance rights to Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

SUMMER Cast Album to Be Released on Vinyl
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

SUMMER Tickets Now On Sale Through August 2019
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.

BWW Album Review: Donna Summer Fans Will Love To Love The Original Broadway Cast Recording of SUMMER
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.

Cast Album of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Now Available
by Julie Musbach - July 20, 2018

Today the SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical - Original Broadway Cast Recording is available at certain digital retailers

Photo Coverage: She Works Hard for the Money! SUMMER Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway
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!    

Tickets To SUMMER Are Now On Sale Through April 7
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.

Digital Lottery Begins Tomorrow for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
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.

DVR Alert: Don't Miss The Cast of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Perform on THE TONIGHT SHOW Tonight
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. 

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: LaChanze
by Nicole Rosky - May 19, 2018

Watch below as LaChanze tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Ariana DeBose
by Nicole Rosky - May 14, 2018

Watch below as Ariana tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

Disco 'Til You Drop! SUMMER Announces Nightly After-Party At Bond 45
by A.A. Cristi - May 8, 2018

Now you won't have to stop dancing after the curtain comes down on SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. Beginning tonight Bond 45 in its new location next door to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), will host an after-party after every performance of SUMMER. The celebration will continue downstairs at Bond 45 with dancing to all of SUMMER's greatest hits and a themed menu of signature SUMMER cocktails including 'Hot Stuff,' 'Bad Girls,' and 'Last Dance.'.

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical has had 4 productions including San Diego, CA (Regional) which opened in 2017, Broadway which opened in 2018, US Tour which opened in 2019 and US Tour which opened in 2021.
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical has been nominated for several awards. Ariana DeBose was nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, as was LaChanze. The show itself was also nominated for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical at the Drama League Awards. Additionally, The Band's Visit was nominated for the same award at the Drama League Awards.
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical has won several awards. Ariana DeBose received the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for her role in the musical. LaChanze also won the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for her performance in the show. Additionally, the musical itself won the Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical award at the Drama League Awards. It is worth noting that The Band's Visit also won the same award at the Drama League Awards.

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