Released via Republic Records, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical – Original Broadway Cast Recording Album is now available through digital platforms.
The record features music from the Tony Award-nominated Broadway blockbuster as performed by the original cast. The powerhouse soundtrack sees stars such as Tony Award winner LaChanze (‘Diva Donna’), Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose (‘Disco Donna’), and Storm Lever (‘Duckling Donna’) bring the music of Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others to life like never before.
LaChanze received a Tony Award nomination for Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance as Diva Donna and Ariana DeBose received a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Disco Donna. LaChanze also received a Drama Desk and Drama League nomination for her role.
The cast album also features Aaron Krohn as Neil Bogart, Ken Robinson as Andrew Gaines, and Jared Zirilli as Bruce Sudano, 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 and is directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, with music supervised by Ron Melrose, orchestrations by Bill Brendle and Ron Melrose, and scenic design by Robert Brill, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Gareth Owen and projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis.
The musical follows Donna Summer’s story as she transforms from gospel choir to dance floor diva, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring 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 much-missed disco pioneer.
At present, Summer is playing at New York’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th Street, on Broadway.
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical – Original Broadway Cast Recording Album can be bought here.