Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (4/23/2018 - Present)

First Preview: Mar 28, 2018
Opening Date: Apr 23, 2018
Closing Date: Currently Running
Total Previews: 27
Total Performances: 64 as of June 17, 2018

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James L. Nederlander: President)

Produced by Tommy Mottola, The Dodgers, Steven A. and Alexandra Cohen, Thalia Sodi, Courtney Sachs, Ollawood Productions, Lawrence S. Toppall, Rodney Rigby, Morris Goldfarb, James L. Nederlander, Universal Music Group and The John Gore Organization

World Premiere Produced by La Jolla Playhouse (Christopher Ashley: Artistic Director; Michael S. Rosenberg: Managing Director)

Book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff; Songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder and Paul Jabara; Music orchestrated by Bill Brendle and Ron Melrose; Music arranged by Ron Melrose; Story Consultant: Bruce Sudano; Musical Director: Victoria Theodore

Directed by Des McAnuff; Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo

Scenic Design by Robert Brill; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Gareth Owen; Projection Design by Sean Nieuwenhuis; Hair and Wig Design by Charles G. LaPointe; Makeup Design by Joe Dulude, II; Associate Scenic Design: Justin Humphres; Associate Costume Design: Sue Makkoo; Associate Lighting Design: Ryan O'Gara and Joe Doran; Associate Sound Design: Josh Liebert; Associate Hair and Wig Design: Ashley Rae Callahan

Executive Producer: Dana Sherman; General Manager: Dodger Management Group; Company Manager: Miguel A. Ortiz; Associate Co. Mgr: Kelly Ann Gray

Production Supervisor: Richard Hester; Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates; Production Stage Manager: Andrew Neal; Stage Manager: Lucy Kennedy

Musical Supervisor: Ron Melrose; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Associate Musical Supervisor: Taylor Peckham; Conducted by Taylor Peckham; Associate Conductor: Debra Barsha; Keyboard: Taylor Peckham, Debra Barsha and Victoria Theodore; Guitar: Michelle Marie Nestor; Bass: Sherisse Rogers; Percussion: Courtnee Roze; Drums: Rosa Avila; Synthesizer Programmer: Randy Cohen

Casting: Tara Rubin Casting; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising: AKA; Promotions: Red Rising Marketing; Creative Producer: Lauren Mitchell; Fight direction by Steve Rankin; Fight Captain: Drew Wildman Foster; Dance Captain: Jenny Laroche; Dialect Coach: Charley Layton; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Ariana DeBoseDisco Donna
LaChanzeDiva Donna/Mary Gaines
Storm Lever
Broadway debut
Duckling Donna/Mimi
Aaron KrohnNeil Bogart/Sommelier/Gunther
Ken RobinsonAndrew Gaines
Jared ZirilliBruce Sudano
Angelica BeliardEnsemble
Mackenzie BellDetective/David Geffen
Ensemble
Kaleigh CroninGiorgio Moroder
Ensemble
Kimberly Dodson
Broadway debut
Young Dara/Amanda
Ensemble
Anissa FelixAdult Mary Ellen
Ensemble
Drew Wildman FosterBrian/Helmuth Sommer
Ensemble
Kendal HartsePete Bellotte/Don Engel
Ensemble
Afra HinesMichael/Maid/'To Turn the Stone' Soloist
Ensemble
Jenny Laroche
Broadway debut
Norman Brokaw
Ensemble
Wonu OgunfoworaYoung Mary Ellen/Brooklyn
Ensemble
Rebecca RikerBob
Ensemble
Christina Acosta Robinson
Broadway debut
Adult Dara
Ensemble
Jessica RushJoyce Bogart
Ensemble
Harris M. Turner
Broadway debut
Pastor
Ensemble

Swings: Aurelia Michael, Jody Reynard and Kim Steele

Understudies: Kimberly Dodson (Duckling Donna/Mimi), Drew Wildman Foster (Bruce Sudano, Neil Bogart/Sommelier/Gunther), Afra Hines (Disco Donna), Wonu Ogunfowora (Duckling Donna/Mimi), Jody Reynard (Andrew Gaines, Bruce Sudano, Neil Bogart/Sommelier/Gunther), Christina Acosta Robinson (Diva Donna/Mary Gaines) and Kim Steele (Disco Donna)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2018 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee] 

LaChanze

 2018 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical [nominee] 

Ariana DeBose

Drama Desk Award

 2018 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

LaChanze

Songs



The Queen Is Back
(music by Evan Kidd Bogart, Donna Summer and Jonathan Rotem; lyrics by Evan Kidd Bogart, Donna Summer and Jonathan Rotem )
I Feel Love
(music by Donna Summer, Peter Bellotte and Giorgio Moroder; lyrics by Donna Summer, Peter Bellotte and Giorgio Moroder )
Love to Love You Baby
(music by Peter Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer; lyrics by Peter Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer )
I Remember Yesterday
(music by Peter Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer; lyrics by Peter Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer )
On My Honor
(music by Donna Summer, Bruce Sudano and Harold Faltermeyer; lyrics by Donna Summer, Bruce Sudano and Harold Faltermeyer )
Faster and Faster to Nowhere
(music by Peter Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer; lyrics by Peter Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer )
White Boys
(music by Galt MacDermot, James Rado and Gerome Ragni; lyrics by Galt MacDermot, James Rado and Gerome Ragni )
MacArthur Park
(music by Jimmy Webb; lyrics by Jimmy Webb )
Heaven Knows
(music by Giorgio Moroder, Peter Bellotte, Donna Summer and Greg Mathieson; lyrics by Giorgio Moroder, Peter Bellotte, Donna Summer and Greg Mathieson )
No More Tears (Enough is Enough)
(music by Paul Jabara and Bruce Roberts; lyrics by Paul Jabara and Bruce Roberts )
Pandora's Box
(music by Peter Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer; lyrics by Peter Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer )
On the Radio
(music by Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer; lyrics by Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer )
I Love You
(music by Peter Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer; lyrics by Peter Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer )
Bad Girls
(music by Joseph Esposito, Edward Hokenson, Bruce Sudano and Donna Summer; lyrics by Joseph Esposito, Edward Hokenson, Bruce Sudano and Donna Summer )
She Works Hard for the Money
(music by Donna Summer and Michael Omartian; lyrics by Donna Summer and Michael Omartian )
Dim All the Lights
(music by Donna Summer; lyrics by Donna Summer )
I Believe in Jesus
(music by Donna Summer; lyrics by Donna Summer )
Unconditional Love
(music by Donna Summer and Michael Omartian; lyrics by Donna Summer and Michael Omartian )
To Turn the Stone
(music by Giorgio Moroder and Peter Bellotte; lyrics by Giorgio Moroder and Peter Bellotte )
Stamp Your Feet
(music by Donna Summer, Gregory Allen Kurstin and Danielle Brisebois; lyrics by Donna Summer, Gregory Allen Kurstin and Danielle Brisebois )
Friends Unknown
(music by Keith Diamond, Anthony Smith, Vanessa Robbie Smith and Donna Summer; lyrics by Keith Diamond, Anthony Smith, Vanessa Robbie Smith and Donna Summer )
Hot Stuff
(music by Peter Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer and Keith Forsey; lyrics by Peter Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer and Keith Forsey )
Last Dance
(music by Paul Jabara; lyrics by Paul Jabara )
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