The Queen Of Disco Has Come To Broadway


Photo by Joan Marcus

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical hits Broadway this week.

Donna Summer, the legendary singer and songwriter affectionately known as the Queen of Disco, is finally having one of her dreams realized: a musical based on her life’s story on Broadway.

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical opens on Monday, April 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and is based on Summer’s autobiography Ordinary Girl–which the singer had hoped to produce into a musical herself before her untimely death in 2012 due to lung cancer. Told in jukebox musical style, Summer switches between three stages of Donna Summer’s life as she recounts her journey from being a shy insecure girl honing her talents, to the ups and downs of her ascent up the charts and growing into the icon she’s known as today.

 

Ariana DeBose as Disco Donna. Photo by Joan Marcus

The show stars TONY award-winning actress LaChenze as Diva Donna (The Color Purple), Ariana DeBose as Disco Donna (Hamilton) and Storm Lever making her Broadway debut as Duckling Donna and features more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You, Baby,” “Hot Stuff,” “MacArthur Park”, “Bad Girls,” “She Works Hard for the Money,” and “On the Radio.”

Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com starting at $48.

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