DISASTER! Adds 11/29 Matinee; Offers Canned Good Donation Discount

DISASTER! Adds 11/29 Matinee; Offers Canned Good Donation Discount
Cast of DISASTER! Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

DISASTER! -- the hilarious, acclaimed 1970s disaster movie musical now playing Off-Broadway at the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street) - is getting into the holiday spirit by adding a performance to this week's schedule - and by offering a discount for those who come with canned goods (to be donated to charity). Those who come to the St. Luke's Theatre on Friday, November 29th with 2 canned goods will be eligible to purchase $25 tickets to that afternoon's special matinee performance at 1:30 PM. All collected canned goods will be donated to charity. The St. Luke's Box Office will open at on Friday, 12/29 at Noon ($25 tickets are available IN-PERSON ONLY on a first-come, first-served basis while supply lasts).

Presented by Mary J. Davis, Disaster! is written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, directed by Mr. Plotnick, and has choreography by Denis Jones. A send-up of the 1970s disaster movie genre, DISASTER! features some of the best songs of the 1970s, including "Hot Stuff," "Don't Bring Me Down," "I Am Woman," "Alone Again Naturally," "Signed Sealed Delivered," "Knock On Wood," "Daybreak" "Sky High," and more.

It's 1979 and New York City's hottest partiers are blowing out their feathered hair and putting on their best polyester threads and platform shoes to head to the grand opening of the Barracuda, Manhattan's first floating casino and discotheque. Little do they know that their night of boogie fever will turn into a . . . DISASTER!

The cast of Disaster! includes Sherz Aletaha, Haven Burton (SHREK, LEGALLY BLONDE), Paul Castree (9 to 5, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN), Charity Dawson, Saum Eskandani, Matt Farcher, Drew Geraci (THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, A CHORUS LINE), Ashanti J'Aria (SATURDAYNIGHT FEVER), Maggie McDowell, Jack Plotnick, Michele Ragusa (YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, URINETOWN), Tom Riis Farrell (CHICAGO, CORAM BOY, DIRTY BLONDE), Seth Rudetsky (THE RITZ), Robb Sapp (SHREK, WICKED), Jennifer Simard (SISTER ACT, SHREK, SPELLING BEE), two-time Tony Award nominee Mary Testa, (XANADU, 42nd STREET, ON THE TOWN), and Jonah Verdon.

DISASTER! has set and lighting design by Josh Iacovelli, costume design by Brian Hemesath, and sound design by Brett Rothstein. Larry Pressgrove is the Music Director, and Steve Marzullo is the Music Supervisor. Drew Geraci is the associate director and choreographer. Jeff Davolt is the Production Stage Manager, and Tom Kosis is the ASM.

Seth Rudetsky (Co-Creator original concept, Co-writer, "Ted") is the afternoon Broadway host on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. He has played piano for more than a dozen Broadway shows including LES MIZ, PHANTOM and RAGTIME and was the Artist Producer/Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Concerts including DREAMGIRLS (with Audra McDonald) and HAIR (with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson), for which he also received a Grammy nomination as co-producer of the cast recording. In 2007 he played Sheldon on Broadway in THE RITZ with Rosie Perez (directed by Joe Montello) and in 2010 he starred in THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG opposite Sutton Foster. On TV, he's appeared as a real estate agent on "Law & Order: C.I.," Rudy, a Las Vegas choreographer, on "All MY Children," as well as on MTV's "Legally Blonde" reality show and Bravo's "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" as himself. A three-time Emmy Award nominated television writer ("The Rosie O'Donnell Show"), Seth has also written the books "The Q Guide to Broadway," "Broadway Nights," (in its 3rd printing) and the recent "My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan" (Random House). His new reality show can be viewed on his online TV network: www.SethTV.com.

Jack Plotnick (Co-Writer, Director, "Tony"). Most recently, Jack wrote and directed the feature film SPACE STATION 76 starring Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler and Matt Bomer. He produced, directed and acted on the 2006 Lifetime Television comedy series "Lovespring International." Jack executive produced and starred in the award winning feature film (and cult hit!) GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS. As an actor, he has appeared in countless TV shows, commercials and features, including sizable roles in MEET THE FOCKERS, GODS AND MONSTERS, and DOWN WITH LOVE. He has had recurring and series regular roles on shows such as The Mentalist," "Reno 911," "Drawn Together," "Ellen," and "Action." Jack's highly acclaimed acting workshops have become hugely popular in Los Angeles and New York City. www.JackPlotnick.com

DISASTER! is performed Off-Broadway at the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street). The current performance schedule (4-shows per week) is: Mondays at 7:30 PM, Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, Wednesdays at 2:30 PM, and Fridays at 8:00 PM.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Thanksgiving Week: Monday, 11/25 at 7:30 PM; Tuesday, 11/26 at 7:30 PM; Wednesday, 11/27 at 2:30 PM; Friday, 11/29 at 1:30 PM (added show) and 8:00 PM. Christmas Week: Monday, 12/23 at 2:00 and 7:30 PM; Friday, 12/27 at 1:00 and 8:00 PM. New Year's Week: Monday, 12/30 at 7:30 PM; Tuesday, 12/31 at 6:30 PM; Friday, 1/3 at 2:30 and 8:00 PM. Beginning January 6th, 2014, the performance schedule will be: Mondays at 7:30 PM, Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, Thursdays at 7:00 PM, and Fridays at 8:00 PM.

Tickets for Disaster!, which are priced from $49.50 - $79.50, are on sale now via Telecharge. Call 212-239-6200 (800-447-7400 outside of NYC) or visit disastermusical.com to purchase tickets online.

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