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LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and More Set to Open in Summer on Broadway

The Donna Summer Musical opens tonight at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Ariana DeBose and company perform a number from Summer at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
(© Joan Marcus)

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical celebrates it opening night at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre tonight, April 23. The new musical stars Storm Lever, Ariana DeBose, and LaChanze.

Storm Lever stars as "Duckling Donna."
(© Joan Marcus)

LaChanze, DeBose, and Lever play Donna Summer at different ages in this 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 among the swings.

LaChanze stars as "Diva Donna."
(© Joan Marcus)

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.

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical opens April 23.
(© Joan Marcus)
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