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Summer Cast Album to Be Released on Vinyl

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever star in the musical about the life of Donna Summer.

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.
(© Joan Marcus)

Republic Records will release a double-disc vinyl edition of the original Broadway cast recording of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on October 26. The album will be available at Barnes and Noble stores and online, as well as at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre merchandise stand.

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 album 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.