Donna Summer Broadway show would ‘Love to Love You Baby,’ but not this week. Musical postponed at Kravis Center.

South Florida Sun Sentinel

Jan 03, 2022 7:55 PM

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“Summer: The Donna Summer Musical”

The national tour of “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” is going to have to work extra “hard for the money” when the musical finally gets its run May 20-26 in West Palm Beach.

The jukebox musical of the late, great disco diva Donna Summer’s life was set to open at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Jan. 5, and play through Sunday, but late Monday the center announced the postponement.

Great White Way fans and Donna-devotees can blame the pandemic.

“Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” was originally scheduled for Jan. 5 – 9 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, but will now move to May 20 – 26. (Matthew Murphy / Courtesy)

The Kravis Center’s statement reads in part, “due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases within the company of ‘Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,’ the show has been rescheduled…”

Previously purchased tickets will be automatically moved to the new performance dates. Ticketholders will receive tickets with the new performance date prior to the performance.

The production showcases Summers’ chart toppers such as “Love to Love You Baby,” “I Feel Love,” “MacArthur Park,” “No More Tears (Enough is Enough),” “On the Radio,” “Bad Girls,” “She Works Hard for the Money,” “Dim All the Lights,” “Hot Stuff” and “Last Dance.”

The “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” postponement comes on the (high) heels of “Hairspray” cutting its run almost in half at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, also because of an outbreak of COVID-19 in the cast. The musical opened Dec. 28 and managed to get through a show on Dec. 29 before the rest of the run through Jan. 2 had to be canceled.

In an Instagram post, the Arsht Center asks that ticketholders keep their tickets until the tour can be rescheduled and to expect an email with the details in about two weeks.

The number

The number “You Can’t Stop The Beat” from the Broadway hit “Hairspray,” which was scheduled to return to South Florida with a run at Miami’s Arsht Center Dec. 28–Jan. 2, but was cut short because of an outbreak of COVID-19 in the cast. (Jeremy Daniel Chris Bennion / Courtesy)

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