Mary Testa, Seth Rudetsky and More to Star in DISASTER! A 1970's DISASTER MOVIE MUSICAL Off-Broadway, Beg. 10/14
Mary J. Davis will present DISASTER! written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, at St. Luke's Theatre starting on October 14, opening Monday, November 4. DISASTER! is a musical based on 1970's disaster movies with a score consisting of 1970's pop, rock and disco hit songs. Directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones and music direction by Larry Pressgrove. Disaster! previously ran in 2012. For more information, visit www.disastermusical.com.
Disaster! will star Tony Nominee Mary Testa (On The Town, 42nd Street, Xanadu Drama Desk Nom), Tom Riis Farrell (Coram Boy, Dirty Blonde, Chicago), Michele Ragusa (Young Frankenstein, Urinetown, A Class Act), Jennifer Simard (Sister Act, Shrek the Musical), and Seth Rudetsky. Additional casting will be announced soon. Creative team includes: Drew Geraci (Assoc. Director/Choreographer), Josh Iacovelli (Set and Lighting Design), Tom Kosis (Stage Manager).
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 best 70's Songs! The biggest 70's Disasters! DISASTER!
DISASTER! A 1970's disaster movie ...musical; Written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick; Directed by Jack Plotnick; Choreographed by Denis Jones; Music Direction by Larry Pressgrove; Music Supervision by Steve Marzullo.
The show will run at St. Luke's Theater 308 W. 46th Street. Previews begin October 14, 2013; Opening Monday, November 4, 2013. Performances schedule: Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:30PM, Wednesdays at 2:30PM, Fridays at 8PM. Tickets are: $49.50-$79.50 (previews - $39.50-$69.50). For tickets and more info, go to www.DisasterMusical.com. Press performances for Disaster! are Tuesday, Oct 29 at 7:30PM; Wednesday, Oct 30 at 2:30PM; Friday, Nov 1 at 8PM and Monday, Nov 4 at 7:30 PM (opening).
Jack Plotnick (Co-Writer, Director) 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