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LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and More Get Ready for Summer on Broadway

The Donna Summer Musical lets us into the rehearsal room.

LaChanze takes center stage in an open rehearsal of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at the New 42nd Street Studios.
(© David Gordon)

The cast and creative team of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical met the press at their rehearsal studio on Thursday, March 8. Previews are scheduled to begin March 28, with opening night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23.

Check out TheaterMania's photos of the company in the gallery below.


LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever will play Donna Summer at different ages, with characters called "Diva Donna," "Disco Donna," and "Duckling Donna," respectively. The principal cast will also include Aaron Krohn, Ken Robinson, and Jared Zirilli, with an ensemble made up of 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 will be among the 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.

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