Tony winner LaChanze to return to Broadway in Roundabout’s TROUBLE IN MIND

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BREAKING NEWS: Tony Award winner LaChanze (Broadway’s original Once On This Island and The Color Purple along with Summer and last seen in A Christmas Carol) is set to return to the Great Bright Way this Fall as the star of Roundabout Theatre Company‘s upcoming production and the Broadway debut of Alice Childress‘ play TROUBLE IN MIND this Fall.
Under the direction of y Charles Randolph-Wright. TROUBLE IN MIND is set to begin previews on October 29th, 2021 and officially open on November 18th, 2021 at the American Airlines Theatre. It will run for a strictly limited engagement through January 9th, 2022.
In case anyone may not know, this play centers on an experienced black actress going through the experience of a Broadway rehearsal. It deals with themes of racism, identity, and ego in the New York theatre scene.
The play originally debuted Off Broadway in 1955. It originally was slated to go to Broadway in 1957. However, it never happened due to the forefront of both the Civil Rights and feminist movements.
Most recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, Roundabout did 2 virtual development lab productions. They also had did an online reading of another one of Alice Childress’ plays WINE IN THE WILDERNESS as part of the company’s multi-year The Refocus Project, presented in association with Black Theatre United (which LaChanze herself is a founding member) spotlighting 20th century Black plays and their playwrights.
Welcome back to Broadway LaChanze!!!
Who is excited?!!!

LaChanze Will Lead Roundabout’s TROUBLE IN MIND on Broadway (broadwayworld.com)

Breaking: LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever Will Disco to Broadway in SUMMER!

BREAKING NEWS: LET’S DANCE with some HOT STUFF!!! It has just been announced that LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever have been tapped to star in the Broadway production of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

All 3 actresses (who previously starred in the show’s world premiere production at La Jolla Playhouse last year) will all star as the legendary QUEEN OF DISCO herself the late Donna Summer during 3 stages of her life.

Tony Award winner LaChanze (Star of the original productions of Once On This Island Broadway and The Color Purple Musical, last seen in If/Then Musical) will play “Diva Donna” (the older version of “Donna Summer” at the peak of her career in her 50’s till her death),

Ariana DeBose (Broadway’s BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL, Hamilton: An American Musical, and last seen in A Bronx Tale The Musical) will play “Disco Donna” (the late teens through 20’s version of “Donna Summer” when her career began to take off,

and newcomer Storm Lever will play “Duckling Donna” (the younger version of “Donna Summer” discovering her voice.

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL will hustle it’s way into Broadway’s Lunt Fontanne Theatre. Previews will begin March 28th, 2018 and Opening Night is set for April 23rd, 2018.

Who is excited?!

Breaking: LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever Will Disco to Broadway in SUMMER!

Three actresses who will play the role of Donna Summer in SUMMER: Donna Summer Musical on Broadway have been announced. Playing the musical icon Donna Summer will be Tony Award winner LaChanze ( Color Purple, Once on This Island) as ‘Diva Donna,’ Ariana DeBose (A Bronx Tale, Hamilton) as ‘Disco Donn…

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LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer Musical


BREAKING NEWS: We are ready for some HOT STUFF indeed because full casting for the world premiere of the new musical SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL has been announced.

For the production, the title role of the late Queen of Disco herself “Donna Summer” will be played by 3 actresses playing the various stages of her life. They are…

Tony Award winner LaChanze (recently in If/Then Musical and star of the original productions of The Color Purple Musical and Once On This Island Broadway) as “Diva Donna”,

Ariana DeBose (recently in A Bronx Tale The Musical, Hamilton: An American Musical, Pippin the Musical, and BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL) as “Disco Donna”,

and Storm Lever (Freaky Friday) as “Duckling Donna”.

Plus a full Ensemble!!!

The show tells the story of Donna Summer’s rise to fame through triumphs and tribulations all up till the very last concert till her death. Fans of the late singer can expect to hear all the songs that made her famous including HOT STUFF, SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY, BAD GIRLS, ON THE RADIO, THE LAST DANCE, and much more.

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL will have it’s world premiere run at La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California this Fall. It will run from November 7th – December 10th, 2017.

Who is excited?

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer Musical

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical.

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