Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
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. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer's classic hits including "Love to Love You Baby," "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff," this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.
Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermissio
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by Tracy Hopkins - May 15, 2019
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by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2019
On Day 27, we're flashing back to the 2016 Tony ceremony, when the rhythm got Radio City Musical thanks to the cast of On Your Feet! sporting some Tony-nominated moves from Sergio Trujillo, who is nominated this year for his work on Ain't Too Proud!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
The National Theatre's 2019-2020 Broadway at the National season continues with an unprecedented lineup of a dozen shows.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast for the world premiere of Kiss My Aztec! John Leguizamo teams up with Artistic Director Tony Taccone for this musical comedy, following their collaboration on the hit one-man show Latin History for Morons, which received its world premiere at Berkeley Rep before heading to Broadway. Leguizamo will serve as co-writer and co-lyricist only for Kiss My Aztec! - 11 other talented actors will perform in this production. Taccone will also direct.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
Once again, the NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch's Theatre Viewing Committee has spoken, and the nominations are in for the 28th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. This year's pedigreed list of nominees collectively represents a rich, extensive dossier of legacies and accolades for both stage and screen. These nominees include members of a legendary 'gospel royal family' as well as a Legend whose part of an elite group of artists in the EGOT winners circle. These, along with all their fellow nominees, will be honored for their excellence on the small and large stages during our annual awards dinner, slated to be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m.at the prestigious Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
SHN announced five Broadway musicals coming to the SHN Golden Gate Theatre that make up the 2019-2020 SHN Season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
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Symphony Siren and Broadway Diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim), is currently in Sophisticated Ladies, directed by Emmy Award Winner and multiple Tony Award Nominee Andre De Shields with choreography by Kimberly Schafer alongside other Broadway veterans and young stars.
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MEAN GIRLS, THE BAND'S VISIT, And More Announced For 2019/20 Broadway Philadelphia Season At Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization announced today the 2019/20 Broadway Philadelphia season, featuring a brilliant lineup of Tony Award -winning productions and the latest Broadway blockbusters.
MEAN GIRLS, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SUMMER, FROZEN, and More Announced for Broadway in Chicago 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season will feature the Pre-Broadway world premiere ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME, OSLO, MEAN GIRLS, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL and Disney's FROZEN. The off-season specials will include: AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS STARRING DAVID PAYNE, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Current subscribers can now renew by visiting BroadwayInChicago.com or calling (312) 977-1717.
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Midnight Theatricals and S. Asher Gelman, producer of the original pop/rock musical and teen horror comedy We Are The Tigers, have announced that a cast album is in the works and will be released on April 26 through Broadway Records, the Grammy-winning record label dedicated to preserving musical theatre and theatre vocalists The album is available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Epic Theatre Ensemble is excited to announce, Hamilton's very own, Javier Muñoz, will join Sasha Hutchings in Epic's Education Benefit: Epic Duets.
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2019
A bevy of Broadway's brightest stars joined a sold-out audience on March 11, 2019, to celebrate and motivate the LGBTQ community and its allies through gender-reversed renditions of beloved show tunes, spectacular choreography and a record-breaking fundraising total at Broadway Backwards. Check out highlights from the evening below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
Symphony Space proudly celebrates the women of Broadway-from incredible performers like Judy Kuhn and Kate Baldwin, to hyper-talented lyricists and composers such as Lynn Ahrens and Jeanine Tesori, to a look at revered female characters reinterpreted.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
Broadway In Boston, Boston's mainstage for Broadway, has unveiled the upcoming 2019-2020 Lexus Broadway Season during its annual announcement event at the Citizens Bank Opera House.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Broadway In Detroit today announced the seven remarkable Broadway productions that will share the spotlight in Broadway In Detroit's 2019-20 Subscription Season headlined by pop culture phenomenon Dear Evan Hansen, winner of six 2017 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album!
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The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization today released the third music video for its new YouTube Series, 'R&H Goes Pop!'. The video features Jelani Alladin (Frozen) and Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon, Spring Awakening), performing a stirring duet of 'We Kiss In A Shadow' from the classic musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
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Lesli Margherita, Bruce Vilanch, Philip Boykin And More Announced For Broadway At Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Casting has been confirmed for the 69th Broadway At Music Circus season, which begins June 11 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The season includes four Broadway At Music Circus premieres, Shrek the Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Wiz, and In the Heights.
Alan Campbell & George Wendt Star in BTG's ROCK AND ROLL MAN; Plus Whitney Bashor, Jared Zirilli, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces the recipients of the first round of the 2019 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $509,000, allow 13 productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, hoping to extend the life of the world premiere play after its first run.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and Flying Elephant Productions present TILL, the emotional and moving true story of Emmett and Mamie Till, with music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz and book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro. NJ Agwuna directs a cast of six, including Taylor A. Blackman (Regional: Fun Home, Mamma Mia, Hello Dolly, Ragtime), Tyla Collier (Off-Broadway: Sistas the Musical), Dwelvan David (1st national tours: Finding Neverland; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Judith Franklin (Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Denielle Marie Gray (NationalIntl. Touring: background singer for Patti Labelle & others) and Devin L. Roberts (Broadway: The Lion King, Cabin In The Sky). Five performances will be staged at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City from July 23-28, 2019.
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents All Together Now:Celebrating Broadway's Best Group Numbers on July 15, 2019, at 9:30pm
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, is pleased to announce that 2019 Tony Award-winner Andre De Shields (Hadestown) will host their inaugural Rachel Crothers Leadership Award Luncheon to honor Donna Walker-Kuhne, on Thursday, June 27 from 12-3pm at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036). The event will also feature a special performance by LaChanze (2006 Tony Award winner for The Color Purple; Summer: The Donna Summer Musical). Tickets: Members $95; Non-Members $125.00; VIP tickets $175 (includes journal ad); VIP table $1,700 (with a journal ad). For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.theatrewomen.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
DPAC has announced that the upcoming North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will premiere in the Triangle for eight great shows beginning February 25th through March 1st, 2020, as part of WRAL's Greatest Hits of Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Broadway In Detroit announced today that it will bring six extra attractions to Motor City audiences, in addition to the shows already on its 2019-20 Subscription Season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019
The upcoming North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical announces touring engagements for the 2019-2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
The 2019-2020 M&T Bank Broadway Season at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre, presented by the Rochester Broadway Theatre League (RBTL) and Albert Nocciolino, was unveiled on Thursday, April 4th. Following the current record-breaking 2018-2019 Season, anchored by HAMILTON, and boasting nearly 14,000 Subscribers, for the first time, the '19-'20 Season Ticket Package will offer seven award-winning shows, headlined by pop-culture phenomenon DEAR EVAN HANSEN.
by Amanda Prahl - Apr 26, 2019
The onslaught of jukebox musicals doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon, which, in turn, means that there are an awful lot of cast albums that also double as very well-sung cover albums. That's definitely the case with the original cast recording of The Cher Show, which functions okay as a cast album but mostly rides on its cast's considerable talent and the sheer joy of Cher's catalog.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 24, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Theatrical licensing company, Broadway Licensing has been purchased by the company's President Sean Cercone, backed by international strategic partner The Antelope Group, from former owner Elliott Azrak of VENTURESOME.
by BWW Contests - Apr 17, 2019
BroadwayWorld is giving you the chance to win tickets to six different concerts from Symphony Space's Project Broadway series! Be sure to enter for the chance to see this celebration of the women of Broadway - from hyper-talented lyricists and composers, to incredible performers, to iconic female characters revered and reinterpreted. Check out the links below to enter!
HAMILTON, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MY FAIR LADY, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Slated for 19-20 Broadway at TPAC Series
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 17, 2019
Nashville audiences will be treated to premieres of Tony Award winners Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton, along with revivals of Once On This Island and My Fair Lady, during the upcoming 2019-20 Broadway at TPAC series, which was revealed last night by TPAC president and CEO Kathleen O'Brien - her final season reveal following a storied 30-year career at the performing arts center - in Andrew Jackson Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Letters to the President is a new multi-composer song cycle that reimagines letters written to Presidents throughout United States history. Each song is inspired by an individual archival letter and written by a different composer or writing team. The evening will feature composers' songs performed by a Broadway cast alongside readings of the letters that inspired them.