Photo Coverage: Tina Fey, Brian d'Arcy James & More Donate to BC/EFA at DISASTER! Opening

November 5
9:26 AM 2013

Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's musical Disaster! written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, is directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones and music direction by Larry Pressgrove. Playing at St. Luke's Theatre, Disaster! just opened last night, November 4. Tickets are: $49.50-$79.50 and can be purchased at

After the show, the opening night guests opened their pocketbooks to donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. BroadwayWorld brings you photos below!

DISASTER! is a musical based on 1970's disaster movies with a score consisting of 1970's pop, rock and disco hit songs. Disaster! previously ran in 2012 and received rave reviews. The New York Times called it a "triumph" and "irresistible" and advised "You'll be tickled and, despite your best judgment, probably singing along".

The year is 1979. All the hottest New York City A-Listers are putting on their platform shoes and polyester disco shirts and heading to the grand opening of Manhattan's first floating casino and discotheque. Little do they know that the pier built to house the huge boat was drilled into the center of a dangerous and unstable fault-line. Disaster! is a 1970's disaster movie musical and features your favorite songs from the '70's; Hot Stuff, I Am Woman, Knock On Wood, Daybreak, Signed, Sealed Delivered, and more! It also features your favorite disasters from the '70's; Earthquake, tidal wave, infernos, killer bees, rats, sharks and piranhas all threaten the guests. Who will survive? The greedy tycoon? The aging showgirl and her 11-year-old twins? The washed-up disco star? The disaster expert still mourning the loss of his wife? The nun with the gambling addiction? The older couple with a terrible secret? And will the bra-burning feminist find love with the man who's lost his dreams?

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Theatre Marquee

Tom Riis Farrell and Jennifer Simard

Jennifer Simard

Matt Farcher

Director Jack Plotnick

Tina Fey

Brian d'Arcy James

Jan Maxwell

Daniel Reichard

Lillias White

Priscilla Lopez

Mario Cantone

Jerry Mitchell

Rachel Bay Jones

Tina Fey

Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond

Julia Murney and Jennifer Simard

Mo Rocca and Jennifer Simard

Brian d'Arcy James with wife Jennifer Prescott

Richard Jay-Alexander and Jennifer Simard

Richard Jay-Alexander and Jennifer Simard

Richard Jay-Alexander and Jennifer Simard

Tom Riis Farrell, Tina Fey and Jennifer Simard

Tina Fey and Jennifer Simard

Tom Riis Farrell, Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond and Jennifer Simard

Tom Riis Farrell and Tina Fey

Tom Riis Farrell, Tina Fey and Jennifer Simard

Lillias White, Matt Farcher and Daniel Reichard

Priscilla Lopez, Director Jack Plotnick and Mandy Gonzalez

Tom Riis Farrell, Jerry Mitchell and Jennifer Simard

Tom Riis Farrell, Jan Maxwell and Jennifer Simard

Jennifer Simard and Jennifer Cody

Mario Cantone, Tom Riis Farrell and Jennifer Simard

Brian d'Arcy James, Tom Riis Farrell and Jennifer Simard

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.



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