"I want to see THE FATHER again soon. You can’t get much better than that.
THE GIFTED WHAT'S HIS NAME IS A RISING STAR." - New York TImes

"★★★★ PURE, SPLENDID GODFATHER." - Variety

"THE GIFTED WHAT'S HIS NAME IS A RISING STAR." - BroadwayWorld.com

“An intimate, surprising and touching tale.”

- Variety

About

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.

Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple), Ariana DeBose (Hamilton, A Bronx Tale) and newcomer Storm Lever play Donna Summer, taking us through her tumultuous life, tempestuous loves and mega-watt musical hits. Spend the night in her electrifying universe.

In the Body of the World is an American Repertory Theater production.

Additional support for In the Body of the World is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets

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How do I buy tickets?

There are three different ways to buy tickets:

What is the running time of the show?

The show runs 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.

Is there a rush policy?

A limited number of $40 rush tickets are available for every performance. Rush tickets will be available at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, beginning when the Box Office opens each day. There is a limit of two tickets per customer. Rush tickets can only be purchased the day of the performance. Tickets are non-transferable, subject to availability and may be partial view.

Is there an age limit?

SUMMER contains flashing strobe lights and may not be suitable for children ages 12 and under.  Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket for entry.

Are there special benefits for groups? What is the minimum number of tickets required?

The minimum number of tickets for groups is 12 people. Please call 877-536-3437 or email groups@dodger.com for more information.

When is the box office open?

The Lunt-Fontanne Box Office is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00AM to 8:00PM.

“Dazzling, revelatory and hilarious.”

- Deadline

Bios

LaChanze Diva Donna/Mary Gaines

won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2006 for The Color Purple.  Other Broadway credits:  Once on This Island (Tony nomination), If/Then, Ragtime, Company and Uptown It’s Hot.  Off-Broadway: Dessa Rose (Obie and Drama Desk nominations), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Drama Desk nomination), Ink Baby. Film credits: The Help, Side Effects, Breaking Upwards, Disney’s Hercules and Leap of Faith. Television credits: “Handel’s Messiah Rocks” (Emmy Award), HBO’s “The Night Of,” “Person of Interest,” “Lucy” (CBS TV movie), “Law & Order: SVU” and “Sex and the City.”  MsLaChanze.com; IG/Twitter @lachanze.

Ariana DeBose Disco Donna

recently wrapped up her run as Jane in Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale directed by Jerry Zaks and Robert De Niro. Her other credits include Hamilton (Off-Broadway and original Broadway cast), Leading Player in the Tony Winning revival of Pippin, Mary Wilson of the Supremes (Diana Ross cover) in Motown, Nautica in Andy Blankenbuehler’s Bring It On the Musical and Sondheim’s Company with the NY Philharmonic. Her TV credits include: “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “The Breaks” (VH1), “SYTYCD” top 20 season 6 (Fox) & “OLTL” Star Crossed Lovers Series. Instagram & Twitter @arianadebose

Storm Lever Duckling Donna/Mimi

is excited to be making her Broadway debut in the role she created at La Jolla Playhouse! Off-Broadway: Dorothy in The Wringer (City Center). Regional: Freaky Friday (Signature Theater, Alley Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, La Jolla); Emotional Creature (Berkeley Rep); Kansas City Choir Boy (Arsht Center, Miami). New York theatre: Fashion Academy (Vital Theater); Good Swimmer (Prototype Festival): Love to my B.F.A.mily University of Michigan and BRS/Gage @_stormieweather

Aaron Krohn Neil Bogart/Sommelier/Gunther

Broadway: Cabaret, Macbeth, The Farnsworth Invention, The Coast of Utopia, Julius Caesar, Henry IV, and The Invention of Love. Stratford Shakespeare Festival: The Homecoming, Twelfth Night, Henry in Henry V. Sam Mendes’s Bridge Project. Off-Broadway: Coriolanus (Red Bull); Clive (New Group); The Glass Cage and Echoes of the War (Mint Theater). Numerous Regional appearances. Some Television too. MFA/The Old Globe.

Ken Robinson Andrew Gaines/Doctor

Broadway: The Color Purple (Revival), Memphis, Baby It’s You! Regional: Caroline, Or Change (Tantrum); Between Riverside and Crazy (Cleveland PlayHouse); The First Noel (Classical Theatre of Harlem); Choir Boy (Marin Theatre); The Colored Museum (Huntington); The Piano Lesson (Syracuse Stage, Seattle Rep); My Fair Lady (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). M.F.A. Yale School of Drama. Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson!

Jared Zirilli Bruce Sudano

Broadway: Lysistrata Jones. Tours: Wicked, We Will Rock You. Off-Broadway: Romance Language (Ars Nova), Pretty Filthy (The Civilians), Fat Camp (Dodgers). Readings: The Cher Show, Vanity Fair and Pride & Prejudice (Bedlam). Television: Law And Order: SVU (guest star). Costars on Blindspot, Blue Bloods and Pan Am. Love mom, Ray, dad, Justin. All for Whitney and Bomba. www.JaredZirilli.com @JaredZirilli.

Angelica Beliard Ensemble

is thrilled to be part of Summer! Broadway: On Your Feet! Thanks cast and creatives for inviting me in with love and trust; Tom, Charlene, Martin, Cecilia for being pillars in my journey. All glory to God, this one is for you, Mom.

Mackenzie Bell Detective/David Geffen, Ensemble

Broadway: Sunset Boulevard, Pippin. First National Tours: Jersey Boys, Flashdance. NYC/Workshops: Carrie, Moonshine, Chasing Rainbows, Fat Camp, Diner. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, MUNY, DTC. BFA Elon. Huge thanks to the incredible SUMMER team, HCKR, TRC, and my family. For my first dance teacher, Mom. mackenziebell.com, @mackthebell.

Kaleigh Cronin Giorgio Morder, Ensemble

Broadway: A Bronx Tale (Marie u/s Rosina), Cabaret (Lulu u/s Sally). National Tour: Jersey Boys (Lorraine). Sacramento Music Circus’ Cabaret (Sally), MTW’s Sunset Boulevard (Betty Schaefer). Alum of Carnegie Mellon and Television’s “ZOOM.” Love and thanks to all involved! @kaleigh_cronin, kaleighcronin.com

Kimberly Dodson Young Dara/Amanda, Ensemble; u/s Duckling Donna

Broadway Debut! Regional: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (La Jolla Playhouse), A Bronx Tale (Paper Mill Playhouse). Thanks to Tara Rubin and the Krasny Office. Love and eternal gratitude to my family and my angels. Momma, we did it. @kdotsdotcom

Anissa Felix Adult Mary Ellen, Ensemble

is stoked to return to Broadway with Summer!  Bway: Sunset Boulevard, Motown the Musical. Regional: Summer at La Jolla Playhouse. Film: Detroit. Graduate of the University of Mary Washington. Thanks to the Felix’s, The Dodgers, and The Mine! IG: anissafelix

 

Drew Wildman Foster Brian/Helmuth Sommer, Ensemble, Fight Captain; u/s Bruce Sudano, Neil Bogart/Sommelier/Gunther

Broadway/Nat’l Tour: Doctor Zhivago, Sunset Boulevard, West Side Story.  Regional: Asolo Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Hollywood Bowl, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Shakespeare Theater DC.  Education: Juilliard Drama (Houseman Award).

 

Kendal Hartse Pete Bellotte/Don Engel, Ensemble

Broadway/National Tour:  CinderellaOn a Clear Day…, Cabaret. Other favorites: Hedwig…(Yitzhak), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Taming of the Shrew (Lucentio/Baptista), Pericles (Thaisa). BFA Boston Conservatory, student of Michael Howard. Thank you Tara Rubin and The Roster! Love to Austin. For Grammie. kendalhartse.com

Afra Hines Michael/Maid/"To Turn the Stone” Soloist, Ensemble; u/s Disco Donna

Broadway: Shuffle Along (Astaire Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show), Motown, Soul Doctor, Ghost, In The Heights (ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus), and Wicked. National Tours: Hamilton. Television: “Boardwalk Empire.” Other: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Rockette). www.afrahines.com

Jenny Laroche Norman Brokaw, Ensemble, Dance Captain

Broadway Debut. Television: “SMASH” (recurring) Film: Very Murray Christmas, Annie. Readings: Pal Joey Off-Broadway: Bombshell; concert (Minskoff) Paint Your Wagon; ENCORES (Suzanne Duval) Guys and Dolls (Carnegie Hall), Christmas Spectacular (Rockette) The Merry Widow (MetOpera) Thank you Mom & Papi! www.thelarocheapproach.com

Aurelia Michael Swing, Asst. Dance Captain

is unbelievably excited to be making her Broadway Debut! Regional Credits: Ghost: The Musical (Clara), Legally Blonde: The Musical (Judge/Ensemble). Thank you to Bloc Agency, her family, and true tribe members! @AureliaMichael

Wonu Ogunfowora Young Mary Ellen/Brooklyn, Ensemble; u/s Duckling Donna

Broadway: A Bronx Tale. Tour: Sister Act. Regional: Smokey Joe’s Cafe, All Shook Up, Hairspray, among others. Readings/Workshops: The Harder They Come (Public Theater), Independence (La Jolla Playhouse). Many thanks to KMR, Dodgers, family & friends.

Jody Reynard Swing; u/s Bruce Sudano, Neil Bogart/Sommelier/Gunther, Andrew Gaines/Doctor

Broadway/Tours: Legally Blonde, Taboo, Saturday Night Fever, Fosse, Chicago, Memphis, Kiss Me Kate. Regional: Spelling Bee, Smokey Joe’s Café, Take Me Out TV/Film: “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “One Life to Live” & Show Business: The Road to Broadway.

Rebecca Riker Bob, Ensemble

Broadway: An American In Paris, Rock Of Ages. National Tours: Flashdance, The Addams Family, A Chorus Line, The Wedding Singer. Off-Broadway: The Sphinx Winx, The Tenth Floor, The Blue Angel, Autumn Moon. Love to my husband and my sweet baby boy Benjamin! Proud AEA member!

Christina Acosta Robinson Adult Dara, Ensemble; u/s Diva Donna

Broadway: Debut. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, The Guthrie, Hartford Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, Two River Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Tantrum Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Barrington Stage, Pittsburgh Playhouse. MFA Yale School of Drama. Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson!

 

Jessica Rush Joyce Bogart, Ensemble

Broadway: Jersey Boys, Guys & Dolls, Gypsy. Nat’l Tours: Mamma Mia!, Cinderella. Regional: Gypsy (Joseph Jefferson Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Miss Saigon, The Last Five Years. TV: “Billions,” “White Collar” and the award-winning webseries “Then We Got Help.” Wife of Eric Anderson, mom to Elliot. www.jessicarush.com

Kim Steele Swing; u/s Disco Donna

Broadway debut! Off-Broadway: Jerry Springer The Opera (Signature Center). National tour: Motown (u/s Diana Ross). Select regional: Hair (Hollywood Bowl), Carrie (Los Angeles Theatre). UCLA graduate. Love to Mom and Jared! Thanks to the superstars at Daniel Hoff. Instagram @missrespectme.

Harris M. Turner Pastor, Ensemble

is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut! Regional: Mamma Mia!, Capitol Repertory Theater. International: Vegas! The Show. A huge thank you to Sergio, Tara Rubin, Lucille, family, friends, and the entire Summer team! @big.bits.turner

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