DISASTER!'s Stacey Oristano to Appear 2/11 on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
STACEY ORISTANO, currently appearing in Off-Broadway's acclaimed musical Disaster! in the role of "Jackie" -- and known to millions for her roles in the acclaimed TV series "Bunheads" and "Friday Night Lights" -- will be featured in tomorrow evening's (Tuesday, 2/11) broadcast of Bravo-TV's "Watch What Happens Live" as the guest bartender.
STACEY ORISTANO is best-known for her television roles in "Friday Night Lights" (Mindy Collette-Riggins) and "Bunheads" (Truly Stone). On the West End, she appeared in Cabaret (Sally), Steel Magnolias (Annelle), Three Sisters (Olga) and The Tempest (Miranda). Regionally she has been seen in productions of Violet (Violet), Urinetown (Hope), The Wild Party (Queenie), The Spitfire Grill (Percy), Sweeny Todd (Johanna), and Into the Woods (Cinderella). She has appeared in guest spots on "CSI," "In Plain Sight," and "Criminal Minds," and will soon be seen as the lead in the upcoming Lifetime movie "Facebook Detective."
"Watch What Happens Live" airs on Bravo-TV at 11:00 pm.
Presented by Mary J. Davis, Disaster! is the hilarious, acclaimed 1970s disaster movie musical now playing Off-Broadway at the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street). 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! features Haven Burton (Shrek, Legally Blonde) as Marianne, Max Crumm ("Grease: You're the One That I Want!") as Scott (beginning 2/14), Charity Dawson as Lavora Verona, Matt Farcher as Chad, Tom Riis Farrell (Chicago, Coram Boy, Dirty Blonde) as Maury, Judy Gold (The Judy Show - My Life as a Sitcom, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother), David Hibbard (Elf, Billy Elliot, Spamalot) as Tony, Stacey Oristano (Truly Stone on "Bunheads" and Mindy Riggins on "Friday Night Lights") as Jackie, Seth Rudetsky (The Ritz) as Professor Ted Scheider, Jennifer Simard (Sister Act; Shrek; Spelling Bee; I Love You, You're Perfect . . . ) as Sister Mary Downy, and Jonah Verdon as Ben and Lisa. Playing multiples roles in the ensemble are Sherz Aletaha, Saum Eskandani, and Maggie McDowell. Drew Geraci (The Scarlet Pimpernel, A Chorus Line) and Ashanti J'Aria (Saturday Night Fever) are the company swings.
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 associate choreographer. Jeff Davolt is the Production Stage Manager, and Tom Kosis is the ASM.
The current performance schedule (4-shows per week) is: 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.