Summer: The Donna Summer Musical in New York, NY

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre205 W 46th StreetNew York, NY 10036
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Following the story of the girl from Boston with a superstar voice, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical transports audiences into Donna Summer’s electrifying world of music, featuring everything from gospel tunes to dance floor hits. Three actresses portray various stages of Donna’s life and stardom through a score of 20+ hits including “Love to Love You, Baby,” “Bad Girls,” and “Hot Stuff.”

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Show duration: approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.
  • Performed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
  • Recommended for children ages 12 and up.
  • The show uses flashing strobe lights and other special effects.
  • There are no elevators in the theater.


from Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical arrives on Broadway this spring.

Featuring three actresses in the title role and a score with more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You, Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical featuring a book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others, will be directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, with music supervised by Ron Melrose and scenic design by Robert Brill, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Gareth Owen and projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis.

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Margarita S.
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December, 2018 NEW
We enjoyed the show so much! Great experience. Stayed ovation. Remarkable performance. LOVED IT!!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

When should I pick-up my tickets at the box office?
We recommend picking them up early to avoid delays.

When should I plan to arrive for the show?
The theater opens for seating 30 minutes prior to curtain time. There may be a wait to enter the theatre, due to security. The theater does not allow late seating, so show up on time!

Can I use my phone at the show?
Phones must be turned off during the performance, but you may be able to take pictures and share your experience before and after the show and at intermission.

Can I bring my own food and drinks into the theater?
Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the theater.

Does the theater have concessions for purchase?
Yes. There is one bar located on in theater’s lower lounge, one bar located on the main level, and one bar located on the mezzanine level where alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, as well as snacks, can be purchased. Bottled water and beverages with secure tops are permitted in the auditorium. The mezzanine bar begins serving patrons 50 minutes prior to the performance, and the bars located on the main level and lower lounge begin serving patrons 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. All bars are open at intermission.

Does the theater have a dress code?

Is wheelchair accessible seating available?
There are designated wheelchair and companion seats in the rear of the orchestra section. If the patron can transfer from their wheelchair to a seat, orchestra locations as close as the first 10 rows where armrest lifts for easy transfer are available. No steps involved.

For guests with limited mobility, there are seats available with folding armrests (“Aisle transfer seats”) in these locations:

  • Orchestra (no stairs): D101, D114, F1, F2, G101, G114, R1, R2, R101, R114, T1, Z101. 
  • Mezzanine (stairs required): E19, E20, E 114.

Are listening devices available?
Yes. Headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre, free of charge. A photo identification is required as a deposit. Additionally, for low vision/deaf and hard of hearing guests, accessible seats are available in the Orchestra C 1-3, C 2-4.

Is the show ideal for kids?
The show is recommended for ages 12 and up.

How long is the show?
The show is 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.

Where is the theater located?
The Hudson Theatre is located at 205 West 46th St, New York, NY 10036.

What are the Box Office hours of operation?
  • Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Will my bag be searched?
Yes. For the safety of all audience members, bags are searched by security upon arrival.

Can I check my coat, luggage, or other belongings?
Cloakroom service is available to patrons during the winter months. No bags or luggage will be checked.