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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical is a musical with book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary, and Des McAnuff and music and lyrics Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte, Paul Jabara, and others, based on the life of Donna Summer.

The musical made its premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in November 2017 and opened on Broadway in April 2018.

Productions Edit

The La Jolla Playhouse presented the musical in a limited engagement from November 7 until December 24, 2017.

The musical premiered on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on March 28, 2018 (previews), prior to an April 23, 2018 opening. The musical is directed by Des McAnuff, with scenic design by Robert Brill, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis, and sound by Gareth Owen.

Musical numbers Edit

Original Broadway production Edit

  • The Queen Is Back
  • I Feel Love
  • Love to Love You Baby
  • I Remember Yesterday
  • On My Honor
  • Faster and Faster to Nowhere
  • White Boys
  • MacArthur Park
  • Heaven Knows
  • No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
  • Pandora's Box
  • On the Radio
  • I Love You
  • Bad Girls
  • She Works Hard for the Money
  • Dim All the Lights
  • I Believe in Jesus
  • Unconditional Love
  • To Turn the Stone
  • Stamp Your Feet
  • Friends Unknown
  • Hot Stuff
  • Last Dance

Cast Edit

Character La Jolla (2017) Broadway (2018)
Giorgio Moroder Mackenzie Bell
Disco Donna Ariana DeBose
Dara/Amanda Sudano Kimberly Dodson
Adult Mary Ellen Anissa Felix
Brian/Detective Drew Foster
Ami/DJ Ari Groover
Maid/Michael Afra Hines
Neil Bogart/Gunther Aaron Krohn
Diva Donna/Mary Gaines LaChanze
Pastor/Norm Brokaw Jenny Laroche
Duckling Donna/Mimi Sudano Storm Lever
Mary Ellen/Brooklyn Sudano Wonu Ogunfowora
Bob/Helmuth Rebecca Riker
Adult Dara Christina Acosta Robinson
Andrew Gaines Ken Robinson
Joyce Bogart Jessica Rush
Pete Bellotte Kaye Tuckerman
Bruce Sudano Jared Zirilli


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