Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Musical
  • Summer: The Donna Summer Musical is 100 Minutes long, including an intermission of None
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 28, 2018
  • Show Opened : April 23, 2018
  • Show Closed: December 30, 2018

The story of the queen of the 1970s disco boom who is the first artist to have five consecutive double albums reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

What's Summer: The Donna Summer Musical 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: The Donna Summer Musical 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.

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway Background

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.

Theatre Information

Lunt Fontanne Theatre

205 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,509
Entrance: 46th Street, between 8th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Lunt Fontanne Theatre Seating Chart

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Marquee

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Marquee

Cast Members

Duckling Donna
Storm Lever
Diva Donna
Disco Donna
Ariana DeBose
Aaron Krohn
Andrew Gaines
Ken Robinson
Bruce Sudano
Jared Zirilli


Tommy Mottola

Dodger Theatricals

Production Credits

Des McAnuff
Sergio Trujillo
Musical Supervision
Ron Melrose

Creative Team

Casting Director
Tara Rubin Casting
Press Agent
Boneau Bryan-Brown