Summer Cast Album Released Today
LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever sing Donna Summer hits from the new Broadway musical.
Republic Records has released the original Broadway cast recording of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at all digital retailers.
LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever 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 CD includes 23 of Donna Summer's hits heard in the show, including "Love to Love You Baby," "MacArthur Park," "Heaven Knows," "On the Radio," and "Last Dance," among others.
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, Harris M. Turner, Aurelia Michael, and Jody Reynard.
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.