Broadway Utica’s “Beyond The Stage” Makes Strides for Women in the Workforce

Broadway Utica’s “Beyond The Stage” Makes Strides for Women in the Workforce

Broadway Utica’s “Beyond The Stage” Makes Strides for Women in the Workforce The bright lights of Broadway lit up Genesee Street once again as hundreds of excited theatre-goers side-stepped their way into Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Armed with new notebooks, pens, and some sassy looking heels, audience members were ready to Dim Out TheContinue reading →

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Takeaway

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Takeaway

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Takeaway   Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Broadway sensation transformed Downtown Utica into a disco-era phenomenon. Billed as frothy, bold, and often poignant, the Des McAnuff – directed musical showcased Donna Summer’s rise from a young, self-conscious Boston girl to the disco diva we’ve come to know. The performance hitContinue reading →

Meet The Donna’s Behind Broadway’s Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Meet The Donna’s Behind Broadway’s Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Meet The Donna’s Behind Broadway’s Summer: The Donna Summer Musical   In less than 24 hours Summer: The Donna Summer Musical will bring the “Hot Stuff” to The Stanley Theatre. The late, multiple Grammy winner Donna Summer will be played in three parts by Brittny Smith as Diva Donna, Charis Gullage as Disco Donna, andContinue reading →

Meet The Cast: Taylor Bloom as Paul Simon

Meet The Cast: Taylor Bloom as Paul Simon

Meet The Cast: Taylor Bloom as Paul Simon   Taylor Bloom is an actor and creator based out of New York City. One of five brothers, he was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley near Middletown, Virginia, but it was his time at Shenandoah Conservatory College that instilled his love for acting, writing andContinue reading →

She Works Hard For The Money: A Campaign Built on Women

She Works Hard For The Money: A Campaign Built on Women

She Works Hard For The Money: A Campaign Built on Women Before Donna Summer became the face of the 1970s disco scene, she was LaDonna Gaines of Boston, Massachusetts. The daughter of a butcher and a teacher, a sister to six siblings, and a singer in the local church choir, her story is often hiddenContinue reading →

Simon & Garfunkel Trivia: The Voices of a Generation

Simon & Garfunkel Trivia: The Voices of a Generation

Simon & Garfunkel Trivia: The Voices of a Generation It was 1953, the year of the polio vaccine, the end of the Korean War, and the height of President Eisenhower’s popularity, and for 11-year-old schoolboys Paul and Artie, it was the birth of what would become folk-rock history. Artie’s notoriously untamed hair, their infectious vocals,Continue reading →

Experience a 4D telling of the Donna Summers story

Experience a 4D telling of the Donna Summers story

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, experience a 4D telling of the Donna Summers story How many people can you name off the top of your head that have helped you achieve the position you are in right now?  If you can name at least one, then you have at least one thing common with DonnaContinue reading →

Boo Your Yard Raises Scary Funds For Young Theatregoers

Boo Your Yard Raises Scary Funds For Young Theatregoers

It’s been a couple weeks since Broadway Utica’s Boo Crew enveloped homes in sticky spider webs, ghosts and goblins, and tricks-or-treats. Most of the frightful fun has been cleared away now, the cobwebs replaced by corn stalks wrapped in bright orange bows, and piles of leaves have overtaken the temporary improvised graveyards. Yet, the energyContinue reading →

She Works Hard For The Money: A Campaign Built on Women

She Works Hard For The Money: A Campaign Built on Women

Before Donna Summer became the face of the 1970s disco scene, she was LaDonna Gaines of Boston, Massachusetts. The daughter of a butcher and a teacher, a sister to six siblings, and a singer in the local church choir, her story is often hidden behind the bright lights, shiny costumes, and rapturous voice. The dreamsContinue reading →

BEYOND THE STAGE WITH EMPOWERED PATHWAYS

BEYOND THE STAGE WITH EMPOWERED PATHWAYS

Broadway Utica announced Thursday, November 4th that its “Beyond The Stage” recipient for the Donna Summer Musical is Empowered Pathways.  This partnership will ignite a public awareness campaign designed to encourage women to follow their dreams and ambitions. “She Works Hard For The Money” is the latest initiative from Broadway Utica’s commitment to give backContinue reading →