Summer: The Donna Summer Musical will begin performances on Broadway March 28 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre ahead of an April 23 opening night. Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple), Ariana DeBose (Hamilton), and newcomer Storm Lever star in the bio musical that portrays the disco icon at three distinct points in her life and career.
They are joined by Aaron Krohn (Cabaret) as Neil, Ken Robinson (The Color Purple) as Andrew Gaines, and Jared Zirilli (Lysistrata Jones) as Bruce Sudano.
Flip through photos of the press preview below:
LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and the Cast of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Meet the Press
The Summer ensemble will include Angelica Beliard (On Your Feet!), Mackenzie Bell (Sunset Boulevard), Kaleigh Cronin (A Bronx Tale), Kimberly Dodson (Duress ), Anissa Felix (Sunset Boulevard), Drew Wildman Foster (Sunset Boulevard), Kendal Hartse (Cinderella), Afra Hines (Shuffle Along), Jenny Laroche (Smash), Wonu Ogunfowora (A Bronx Tale), Rebecca Riker (An American in Paris), Christina Acosta Robinson (Dexter), Jessica Rush (Jersey Boys), Kaye Tuckerman (Mamma Mia!), Harris M. Turner, Aurelia Michael (Legally Blonde), and Jody Reynard (Chicago).
Directed by Des McAnuff, the musical weaves together Summer's well-known hits (including “Love to Love You, Baby,” “Hot Stuff,” and “MacArthur Park”) and a book penned by McAnuff, Colman Domingo, and Robert Cary.