It has a small head, a primitive nervous system and will probably outlast the apocalypse. Despite the exciting vocalism of a cast led by the formidable LaChanze, it reduces the late Queen of Disco and pioneer of electronica to a few factoids and song samples that make her seem profoundly inconsequential. But then you would not be contributing to the music publishing enterprise that keeps jukebox musicals coming no matter how hard they get stomped on by critics.
Get ready for some " Hot Stuff "! Following a twice-extended run at the La Jolla Playhouse in California, Summer transfered to Broadway and officially opened on April 23, With songs from the back-catalogue of the five-time Grammy Award-winner, Summer tells the story of Donna Summer, who, after selling million records worldwide, was one of the best-selling artists of all time. 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.
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The La Jolla Playhouse presented the musical in a limited engagement from November 7 until December 24, The musical premiered on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on March 28, previews , prior to an April 23, opening. A tour in North America started September 29,