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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Broadway Show

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway Background:

Donna Summer has been declared the undisputed queen of the 1970s disco boom. The first artist ever to have five consecutive double albums reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart, Donna Summer earned five Grammy Awards, for her songs “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff,” “He’s a Rebel,” “Forgive Me,” and “Carry On.”  Following Summer’s death from lung cancer in 2012, development began on Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

With a book by Colman Domingo (performer in such shows as The Scottsboro Boys), Robert Cary (On the Town, Carousel), and Des McAnuff, the show is directed by McAnuff, whose directorial credits include the wildly successful Jersey Boys, as well as Doctor Zhivago, Jesus Christ Superstar, 700 Sundays, Guys and Dolls, and The Farnsworth Invention.  The choreographer is Sergio Trujillo, who has also choreographed for such shows as A Bronx Tale the Musical, On Your Feet!, Hands on a Hardbody, Leap of Faith, and Memphis.

The show features songs by Donna Summer, with songwriting credits also going to Giorgio Moroder, Summer’s longtime producing collaborator, and Paul Jabara, whose writing credits include the Academy Award winning song “Last Dance.”  Other songs in the show include “Hot Stuff,” “She Works Hard for the Money,” “Dim All the Lights,” “MacArthur Park,” and “No More Tears (Enough is Enough).” If disco is your thing, then head to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to catch this legend portrayed by three actresses at different crucial moments of her life and career.
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Noteworthy Dates for the Show

Previews Begin: 03/28/18
Show Opens: 04/23/18
Show Closes: Open Ended
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week
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Should You See Summer On Broadway?

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at the La Jolla Playhouse theatre

What Is Summer Like?

In November 2017, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical had its world premiere as an out-of-town tryout at the La Jolla Playhouse in California. Upon its regional opening, Deborah Wilker from the Hollywood Reporter called it a “lively stage bio-musical,” concluding her review by remarking on the show’s potential and declaring: “I feel love.” Meanwhile, Charles McNulty from The Los Angeles Times was less of a fan, calling it a “flimsy bio musical,” and stating that the Queen of Disco deserves better than this. Nevertheless, the show has another chance to dazzle audiences on Broadway, and Donna Summer’s music is certainly worth reliving. With Des McAnuff’s ability to turn Jersey Boys into a wildly popular show that has lasted for years, Summer: the Donna Summer Musical may just be the next big jukebox musical.

Is Summer Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for those aged 12 and above. Children under the age of 4 will not be permitted in the theatre.
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  • LaChanze, Storm Lever and Ariana DeBose in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at La Jolla Playhouse Theatre
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  • Storm Lever in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at La Jolla Playhouse Theatre
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  • LaChanze in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at La Jolla Playhouse Theatre
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Cast Members:

Storm Lever as Duckling Donna
LaChanze as Diva Donna
Ariana DeBose as Disco Donna

Theatre Name:

Lunt Fontanne Theatre
205 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:

The Nederlander Organization

Theatre Entrance:

46th Street, between 8th and Broadway

Lunt Fontanne Theatre Box Office Hours:

Monday - Tuesday: 10am - 8pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 10am - 8:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Seating Map:

CLICK HERE for the Lunt Fontanne Theatre seating map.
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Show Duration:



Tommy Mottola
Dodger Theatricals

Staff and Creative Team:

Casting Director:

Tara Rubin Casting

Press Agent:

Boneau Bryan-Brown


Musical - World Premiere

Production Credits:

Des McAnuff (Direction)
Sergio Trujillo (Choreography)
Ron Melrose (Musical Supervision)
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Parking For This Theatre:

The closest parking garage for the Lunt Fontanne Theater is located at:
ICON Astor Parking
224 W 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
ICON Zenith Parking
790-806 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
We advise you to go for your second option (a bit further away) as it offers a less wait time to park, and many other Broadway Show visitors will opt for your first choice as well.