Here's some hot stuff for "Bad Girls" and other die-hard fans of disco diva Donna Summer: "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" will open April 23 on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York. Previews begin March 28.
The show celebrates three stages in the life of Summer, whose 1970s hits ranged from the sultry "Love to Love You Baby" and "I Feel Love" to No. 1 dance-floor favorites like "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff," "Dim All the Lights," "On the Radio" and the Barbra Streisand duet, "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)."
The Queen of Disco was 63 when she died of lung cancer in 2012.
"Summer" is currently being staged at the La Jolla Playhouse in California, where it will wrap up a trial run on Christmas Eve.
The musical is being directed by Des McAnuff, whose Broadway credits include "The Who's Tommy" and the Tony Award-winning "Jersey Boys," the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
"Summer" is just one of a fresh crop of jukebox musicals heading to Broadway in 2018. Coming soon: "The Cher Show," "Tina: The Musical," an ode to Tina Turner," and "Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations." A Bee Gees musical is also reportedly in the works.
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By Kevin Haynes |