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Musical (2018)


Musique: Donna Summer
Paroles: Donna Summer
Livret: Colman Domingo • Des McAnuff

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed.

Told through the dramatic lens of her final concert, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical presents the complexities and conflicts the iconic songwriter and singer faced in her meteoric rise – and descent. Featuring three actresses in the title role and a score with more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You, Baby”, “Bad Girls”, and “Hot Stuff”, this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.

1 Summer: The Donna Summer Musical peut-être considéré comme un juke-box musical autour de la musique de Donna Summer

The La Jolla Playhouse presented the musical in a limited engagement from November 7 until December 24, 2017.

The musical premiered on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on March 28, 2018 (previews), prior to an April 23, 2018 opening. The musical is directed by Des McAnuff, with scenic design by Robert Brill, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis, and sound by Gareth Owen.

The musical is scheduled to close on Broadway on December 30, 2018 after 289 performances. A tour in North America is planned, starting in September 2019.





Original Broadway production
The Queen Is Back
I Feel Love
Love to Love You Baby
I Remember Yesterday
On My Honor
Faster and Faster to Nowhere
White Boys
MacArthur Park
Heaven Knows
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
Pandora's Box
On the Radio
I Love You
Bad Girls
She Works Hard for the Money
Dim All the Lights
I Believe in Jesus
Unconditional Love
To Turn the Stone
Stamp Your Feet
Friends Unknown
Hot Stuff
Last Dance

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (2018-04-Lunt-Fontanne Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 8 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 27 previews -
Première Preview : mercredi 28 mars 2018
Première : lundi 23 avril 2018
Dernière : dimanche 30 décembre 2018
Mise en scène : Des McAnuff
Chorégraphie : Sergio Trujillo
Avec :
LaChanze (as Diva Donna), Ariana DeBose (as Disco Donna), Storm Lever (as Duckling Donna), Aaron Krohn (as Neil), Ken Robinson (as Andrew Gaines), and Jared Zirilli (as Bruce Sudano)
Commentaires :
With songs from the back-catalogue of the five-time Grammy Award-winner, Summer tells the story of Donna Summer, who, after selling 140 million records worldwide, was one of the best-selling artists of all time. She was known as the Queen of Disco and for her hits such as “Love to Love You Baby,” "I Feel Love," “Hot Stuff,” “Bad Girls,” "She Works Hard for the Money," "Last Dance," and “MacArthur Park,” among many others, but this crowd-pleasing bio-musical allows a deeply personal insight into the woman behind the dancefloor fillers.

From childhood molestation to domestic abuse to corporate exploitation, Ms. Summer never had an easy road to stardom thanks to many of the men in her life, but Summer explores the ways she, as a woman in a male-dominated industry, took control of her own career and her own destiny. Her story is narrated by three actresses in the title role (Tony Award winner LaChanze as 'Diva Donna,' Ariana DeBose as 'Disco Donna' and Storm Lever as 'Duckling Donna') who represent Donna at various points in her lifetime and who also effortlessly slip into other roles such as Donna's mother or daughter. They break the fourth wall and create an easy rapport with the audience, as she confides in us her secrets and secret longings. And there doesn't seem to be any topic off limits, even addressing her leaving her first child to pursue her career and an unfortunate homophobic slur that caused a well-documented backlash against her.
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