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DISASTER! Cast Will Reunite to Record Cast Album; Release Set for September 9DISASTER! Cast Will Reunite to Record Cast Album; Release Set for September 9
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The company of the critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! will reunite to record the original Broadway cast album on Monday, May 16.  The cast recording will be released by Broadway Records onFriday, September 9, 2016. The album is produced by Michael Croiter, Bart Migal and Seth Rudetsky, with executive producers Hunter Arnold, Robert Ahrens, Carl Daikeler, Sandi Moran and Daniel Rafinejad. The album is now available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and on Amazon. (more...)

The Disco Is Closing Early... Broadway's DISASTER! to Play Final Performance This WeekendThe Disco Is Closing Early... Broadway's DISASTER! to Play Final Performance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Just announced, Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER! will play its final performance early on Sunday, May 8, 2016, after playing 32 preview and 72 regular performances at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Photo: First Look - Will Swenson Is DISASTER!'s New Tony Delvecchio!Photo: First Look - Will Swenson Is DISASTER!'s New Tony Delvecchio!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Disaster! co-writer and star Seth Rudetsky took to Facebook today to share a first look at Swenson at his DISASTER put-in rehearsal (more...)

Tony Nominee Will Swenson Joins DISASTER! TonightTony Nominee Will Swenson Joins DISASTER! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will assume the role of Tony Delvecchio for nine performances only in Broadway's critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! beginning performances tonight, April 29, through Friday, May 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Tony Nominee Will Swenson to Join DISASTER! On Broadway for 9 ShowsTony Nominee Will Swenson to Join DISASTER! On Broadway for 9 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will assume the role of Tony Delvecchio for nine performances only in Broadway's critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! beginning performances on Friday, April 29through Friday, May 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway's Best Turn Out to Honor Michael Douglas, Casey Nicholaw & More at 2016 Actors Fund GalaPhoto Coverage: Broadway's Best Turn Out to Honor Michael Douglas, Casey Nicholaw & More at 2016 Actors Fund Gala
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2016

The Actors Fund recognized its 2016 Medal of Honor recipients at its annual gala, last night, April 25, 2016 (6pm) at the Marriott Marquis. Honorees included actor and producer Michael Douglas, producer and singer/songwriter Emilio and Gloria Estefan, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, American prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory, and director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw. Check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

Transgender Opera THE BODY POLITIC to Premiere in Boston, be Performed for NC State LegislatureTransgender Opera THE BODY POLITIC to Premiere in Boston, be Performed for NC State Legislature
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The Body Politic, a new opera about transgender and Muslim discrimination in the United States, will premiere May 5 -7 at the Boston Center for the Arts before traveling south to Raleigh, NC, where it will be performed at the North Carolina General Assembly to protest the state's House Bill 2. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Seth Rudetsky, Adam Pascal & DISASTER! Company Celebrate Opening Night!Photo Coverage: Seth Rudetsky, Adam Pascal & DISASTER! Company Celebrate Opening Night!
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 9, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER!, directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, officially opened last night, March 8, 2016, for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from inside the after party below! (more...)

Broadway's DISASTER! Brings the Storm to the Great White Way TonightBroadway's DISASTER! Brings the Storm to the Great White Way Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER!, directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, officially opens tonight, March 8, 2016, for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's DISASTER! Sets General Rush PolicyBroadway's DISASTER! Sets General Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy Disaster! has announced that a limited number of $30 general rush tickets will be available for each performance at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) when the box office opens for that day's performance(s). Limited to 2 tickets per patron, tickets must be purchased with cash only and are subject to availability. Directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, Disaster! begins performances tonight, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and officially opens on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Broadway's DISASTER!; Nederlander Theatre Box Office Opens TodayPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Broadway's DISASTER!; Nederlander Theatre Box Office Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

he producers of Broadway's Disaster! are thrilled to celebrate today's box office opening with a first look at the new musical comedy directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. Meet the cast below! (more...)

DISASTER! Finds Its Full Broadway Cast; Tony Nominee Manoel Felciano, Paul Castree & More Join!DISASTER! Finds Its Full Broadway Cast; Tony Nominee Manoel Felciano, Paul Castree & More Join!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The producers for the Broadway's Disaster! just announced the complete cast for the new musical comedy directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. (more...)

BWW TV: Seth Rudetsky, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, and More Talk DISASTER!BWW TV: Seth Rudetsky, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, and More Talk DISASTER!
by TV - Press Previews - Dec 6, 2015

Get the inside scoop on the show right from the team themselves! Below, check out Richard Ridge's conversation with Seth Rudetsky, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, and more! (more...)

Take Cover! Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Seth Rudetsky and More to Bring DISASTER! to Broadway This SpringTake Cover! Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Seth Rudetsky and More to Bring DISASTER! to Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Duck and cover, make it to high ground, stop, drop and roll, batten down the hatches -- prepare to weather the storm! BroadwayWorld has learned that the new musical DISASTER! will begin performances on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and officially open on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

ole Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal with Songwriter & Producer Phil O'Donnellole Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal with Songwriter & Producer Phil O'Donnell
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with songwriter Phil O'Donnell covering current and future copyrights. (more...)

Sutton Foster & James Wesley Jazz Up A WILD PARTY Showstopper Live With Seth RudetskySutton Foster & James Wesley Jazz Up A WILD PARTY Showstopper Live With Seth Rudetsky
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 21, 2015

A new take on a WILD PARTY showstopper! (more...)

ole Digital Signs Digital Distribution Deal With Josh Thompson for Two New EPsole Digital Signs Digital Distribution Deal With Josh Thompson for Two New EPs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

ole Digital, a division of ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed a deal with country singer/songwriter Josh Thompson (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 27- July 2THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 27- July 2
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 3, 2015

Scrolling frantically through Little Shop of Horrors pictures? Getting ready to see some musicals for 4th of July? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Apologizes For Missing STARS FOR FOSTER KIDS Concert Due To VertigoKristin Chenoweth Apologizes For Missing STARS FOR FOSTER KIDS Concert Due To Vertigo
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 30, 2015

Vertigo forces Kristin Chenoweth to miss a charity concert appearance! (more...)

Photo Flash: Darren Criss, Tina Fey and More at 'VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS' Foster Kids BenefitPhoto Flash: Darren Criss, Tina Fey and More at 'VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS' Foster Kids Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski, Darren Criss, Tituss Burgess, Megan Hilty and Caroline Rhea were just a few of the more than 1,000 people who supported youth in foster care at the 'Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids' event last night at the St. James Theatre in New York City. More than $500,000 was raised in support of older foster kids needing permanent families. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

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