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BROADWAY: Donna Summer: The Musical Hopes For 2018 B’way Opening


Donna Summer’s husband Bruce Sudano has big Broadway plans as he prepares to launch his new stage show SUMMER at La Jolla Playhouse in November. The show, based on the life of his late wife, will feature all of the disco queen’s greatest hits, with hopes taking the show the Broadway in 2018.

According to WENN, the show, directed by Jersey Boys’ Des McAnuff, will chronicle Summer’s life story using not only her most famous songs, but also some obscure ones. Most importantly, Sudano told WENN that he hopes for it to inspire and encourage young girls.

He said, “It’s a lesson for people going through struggle and who stumble and make mistakes,” he adds. “It’s gonna give them hope to overcome and succeed and carry on with their lives. It’s not about imitating Donna –  Broadway World

No casting has yet to be announced, but it has been revealed that there will be a search for three Donnas’ to play the role portraying different segments of her career.

I for one, hope this production finally answers the enduring mystery of why someone left their cake out in the rain.




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  1. After “Love to love you baby” set the sexual tone of disco, it was “Love Trilogy” that will always be my favorite, as I just started college and discovered underground clubs in NYC while dancing at the Gaiety Male Burlesque 1976. Tomorrow, May 17,is my Bday, which I share with Donna Summers’ last day on earth. I baked my birthday cake, and iced it listening to the 18 minute “MacArthur Park” suite. I wrote a book about my extended life in NYC clubs 1976 – 2004 “Homo GoGo Man: a fairytale about a boy who grew up in discoland.” for those who want a trip (on drugs) down disco memory lane.

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