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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Announces Full Casting

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever have been previously announced for the Broadway run of the new bio-musical.

LaChanze and Ariana DeBose will star in the title role of the Broadway run of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.
(© Tricia Baron / David Gordon)

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical has announced full casting for the upcoming Broadway run of the new bio-musical. Preview performances are scheduled to begin March 28, with opening night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23.

As previously announced, LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever will play Donna Summer at different ages. The rest of the principal cast will include Aaron Krohn, Ken Robinson, and Jared Zirilli. The ensemble will include Angelica Beliard, Mackenzie Bell, Kaleigh Cronin, Kimberly Dodson, Anissa Felix, Drew Wildman Foster, Afra Hines, Jenny Laroche, Wonu Ogunfowora, Rebecca Riker, Christina Acosta Robinson, Jessica Rush, Kaye Tuckerman, 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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