Haven Burton, John Treacy Egan & Robb Sapp Board DISASTER!; Performances Begin. 10/14 at St. Luke's Theatre
Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's musical DISASTER! presented by Mary J. Davis, proudly announces its full cast. Written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, DISASTER! will be directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones and music direction by Larry Pressgrove. Playing at St. Luke's Theatre, DISASTER! will begin performances on October 14, opening Monday, November 4. Tickets are: $49.50-$79.50 (previews - $39.50-$69.50) and can be purchased at www.DisasterMusical.com
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?
The show is directed by Jack Plotnick (co-writer/director Space Station '79 with Liv Tyler) music supervised by Steve Mazrullo (Once on this Island ) music directed by Larry Pressgrove ([Title of Show], Now. Here. This.) and choreographed by Denis Jones (Honeymoon in Vegas), The full cast includes Sherz Aletaha ("Wing Women"), Ashanti J'Aria ("American Idol") , Haven Burton (Rent, Legally Blonde, Shrek The Musical), Charity Dawson(Dreamgirls), John Treacy Egan (The Producers, Sister Act The Musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It), Saum Eskandani (Disaster!), Matt Farcher(Myths and Hymns), Drew Geraci (A Chorus Line, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Forever Plaid,) Maggie McDowell (Off:Broadway Pinkalicious, Regional:Annie Get Your Gun,, 9 to 5), Rob Sapp (Zanna, Don't, The Lion King, Wicked), and Jonah Verdon (New York debut!..he's 13!) who will join the previously announced cast members Tom Riis Farrell (Coram Boy, Dirty Blonde, Chicago), Michele Ragusa (Young Frankenstein, Urinetown, A Class Act), Seth Rudetsky (The Ritz, SiriusXM radio host,) Jennifer Simard (Sister Act, Shrek the Musical, Unbroken Circle), and Tony Nominee Mary Testa(On The Town, 42nd Street, Xanadu ,Drama Desk special award winner). Creative team includes: Josh Iacovelli (Set and Lighting Design), Brian Hemesath (Costume Designer), Brett Rothstein (Sound Designer), Drew Geraci (Assoc. Director/Choreographer), Jeff Lavotl (Stage Manager) Tom Kosis (asst. Stage Manager)