She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. Spend the night in her electrifying universe.
6F, 3M + Ensemble
"A fever pitch. If you're looking for hot stuff on Broadway, you've come to the right place. SUMMER delivers the seasonal sunshine - with toe-tappingly familiar songs, stellar performances, shiny costumes, and a reminder of the impact of its subject on the music industry at large."
Donna Summer in her late teens and 20s, riding the wave of her skyrocketing career from Boston to Germany, to the discotheques of Los Angeles and Manhattan. She is charismatic and strong as she navigates this world for the first time.
Adult Mary Ellen
Much like her younger counterpart, she supports Donna when her sister needs her most.
A dual-cast role. As Neil: The head of Casablanca Records and Donna's mentor. Works hard and parties harder. Late 30s. As Gunther: Donna's German boyfriend. Handsome and charming, but with a darker edge. 30s.
Diva Donna/Mary Gaines
Donna Summer in her 50s at the pinnacle of her career. She is warm and wise. She has lived a life and is our emcee for the evening. Also plays Mary Gaines, Donna's mother.
Duckling Donna/Mimi Sudano
Donna Summer as a pre-teen, trying to find her voice amid a large Boston family. She has gumption, and yet is also fragile. Also plays Mimi, Donna's oldest daughter.
Compassionate. Helps Donna during one of her darkest times.
Donna's father. Ex-military. Has stern exterior but loves his children more than anything. 40s.
Neil Bogart's business-savvy wife. One of Donna's few friends in the industry.
Bass player for Brooklyn Dreams and Donna's eventual husband. Steadfast, supportive, bright and witty. Late 30s/early 40s.
Mary Ellen/Brooklyn Sudano
Official Logo Pack
Included with license
Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.
Official Show Artwork
$175 / $125 for educators
Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.
Social Media Marketing Kit
$250 / $150 for educators
Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.
Cast & Crew T-Shirts
As low as $10 each
Broadway Licensing has partnered with Subplot Studio to offer premium-quality Cast & Crew T-Shirts! You can add your theatre name, show dates and even your cast & crew names on the back.
Archival Video License
If you want to record your production for archival purposes and to provide at cost copies to your cast and crew, you may do so by purchasing a video license.
Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the time...so why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours.
$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)
Keyboard Patch Designer
Broadway-quality virtual instrument patches that will enrich the sound and sonic scope of your orchestra! Requires a Mac computer with the Mainstage 3 app and a keyboard with a USB connection.
Digital Orchestration Parts
Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration books (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.
PC or PV $50
Orchestration Parts $25/per book
Colman Domingo, Robert Cary, and Des McAnuff
Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara, and others
Joseph Esposito, Edward Hokenson, Bruce Sudano, Donna Summer – Sweet Summer Night Music (ASCAP), Earborne Music (BMI), Rightsong Music, Inc. (BMI), Rick’s Music, Inc. (BMI)
“Dim All the Lights”
Donna Summer – Sweet Summer Night Music (ASCAP)
“Faster and Faster to Nowhere”
Peter Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer – Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. o/b/o itself and Rightsong Music, Inc. (BMI), Rick’s Music, Inc. (BMI), Sweet Summer Night Music (ASCAP)
Keith Diamond, Antony Smith, Vanessa Robbie Smith, Donna Summer – Sony/ATV Melody Music (BMI), Vangail Songs (BMI), Keith Diamond Music (ASCAP), Sweet Summer Night Music (ASCAP)
Giorgio Moroder, Peter Bellotte, Donna Summer, Greg Mathieson – Rick’s Music, Inc. (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Sweet Summer Night Music (ASCAP)
Peter Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey – WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
“I Believe in Jesus”
Donna Summer – Sweet Summer Night Music (ASCAP)
“No More Tears (Enough is Enough)”
Paul F. Jabara, Bruce Roberts – EMI Sosaha Music, Inc. (BMI) Olga Music (BMI), Reservoir Media Music (ASCAP)
“On My Honor”
Donna Summer, Bruce Sudano, Harold Faltermeyer – Sweet Summer Night Music (ASCAP), Earborne Music (BMI), Rick’s Music, Inc. (BMI)
“On the Radio”
Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer – Warner Bros. Music Corps. (ASCAP), Sweet Summer Night Music (ASCAP)
Peter Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer – Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. o/b/o itself and Rightsong Music, Inc (BMI), Rick’s Music, Inc. (BMI) Sweet Summer Night Music (ASCAP)
“She Works Hard for the Money”
Donna Summer, Michael Omartian – Sweet Summer Night Music (ASCAP), Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP)
“Stamp Your Feet”
Donna Summer, Gregory Allen Kurstin, Danielle A Brisebois – EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI), Gator Baby (BMI)
“The Queen is Back”
Evan Kidd Bogart, Donna Summer, Jonathan Rotem – Here’s Lookin At You Kidd Music (BMI), Jonathan Rotem Music (BMI), Sweet Summer Night Music (ASCAP), Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
“To Turn the Stone”
Giorgio Moroder, Peter Bellotte – Jastian Music
Donna Summer, Michael Omartian – Sweet Summer Night Music (ASCAP), Universal MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP)
“White Boys (Black Boys)”
Galt MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni – EMI U Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP)