Broadway's Summer Celebrates 100 Performances
LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever star in the Donna Summer bio-musical.
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical celebrated its 100th performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Wednesday, July 18.
Storm Lever and Tony nominees LaChanze and Ariana DeBose play Donna Summer at different ages in the bio-musical. The rest of the principal cast includes Aaron Krohn, Ken Robinson, and Jared Zirilli.
The ensemble includes Angelica Beliard, Mackenzie Bell, Kaleigh Cronin, Kimberly Dodson, Anissa Felix, Drew Wildman Foster, Kendal Hartse, Afra Hines, Jenny Laroche, Wonu Ogunfowora, Rebecca Riker, Christina Acosta Robinson, Jessica Rush, and Harris M. Turner. Aurelia Michael and Jody Reynard are swings.
Summer features a book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary, and Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara, and others. Des McAnuff directs, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo, music supervision by Ron Melrose, scenic design by Robert Brill, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Gareth Owen, and projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis.