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DISASTER! Cast Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 2/13DISASTER! Cast Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday, February 13th, Broadway Sessions welcomes the cast of Disaster! and more. (more...)

DISASTER!'s Stacey Oristano to Appear 2/11 on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVEDISASTER!'s Stacey Oristano to Appear 2/11 on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

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. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Live Theatre Magic!BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Live Theatre Magic!
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Feb 7, 2014

We might have had the most entertaining performance of Disaster! yet this week, and when I say entertaining, I mean for us cast members; the audience seemed to enjoy the show but we were losing it backstage. On Tuesday nights, our curtain is usually at 7:30pm but something was wrong with the sound system so we held curtain until 8pm to give the stage management team time to fix whatever was happening (in all honesty, I have no clue what was wrong but bless our awesome sound engineer, Nissa Syverson, for dealing with the madness). (more...)

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Glitter Makes Everything BetterBWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Glitter Makes Everything Better
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Feb 3, 2014

Happy February, everybody! A moment of truth, this is my least favorite month of the year. It's cold, it's dark, our senses are assaulted by Valentine's Day (barf), but luckily it's short, and I get to spend it doing pelvic thrusts and body rolls Off-Broadway. Silver lining! (more...)

Max Crumm, Judy Gold & David Hibbard to Join Off-Broadway's DISASTER! this MonthMax Crumm, Judy Gold & David Hibbard to Join Off-Broadway's DISASTER! this Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

DISASTER!, the critically-acclaimed 1970s disaster movie musical now playing Off-Broadway at the St. Luke's Theatre, will welcome new cast members in February. David Hibbard, previously seen on Broadway in Elf, Billy Elliot, Spamalot, A Class Act, Once Upon a Mattress and Cats (2,197 performances as Rum Tum Tugger), will take over the role of casino owner Tony Delvecchio on February 4th. Max Crumm, best known for winning the reality television series 'Grease: You're the One That I Want!' and subsequently starring in the Broadway revival as Danny Zuko, takes over the role of Scott (replacing original cast member Robb Sapp) on February 14th. And as previously announced, award-winning comedian, writer and actress Judy Gold -- currently seen on the reality series 'Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-off,' and known for her acclaimed Off-Broadway shows The Judy Show - My Life as a Sitcom and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother -- will take over the role of Shirley (currently played by Annie Gold) on February 10th. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - High F's and What's WhatBWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - High F's and What's What
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Jan 17, 2014

So I'm realizing that I haven't really told you guys what I do in Disaster! My bad, BroadwayWorld. I'm one of three ensemble members, and I also understudy three roles: (more...)

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Every Cast Has One Bad AppleBWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Every Cast Has One Bad Apple
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Jan 14, 2014

Alright guys, real talk. There's a certain cast member who needs to be called out. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Snow Day!BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Snow Day!
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Jan 7, 2014

In case you live under a rock or you're a bear in hibernation or you're my mother on the west coast who calls to tell me it's 80 degrees and perfect outside, I just want to let you know that it's freaking cold in New York! At this point, I have a decent amount of east coast winters under my belt, but it happens every year; it's winter, it's freezing, I stare at my closet and revert right back to the California girl I am while thinking, 'why do I have so many cocktail dresses? I need a sweater or something...' (more...)

Stacey Oristano, Annie Golden and Judy Gold to Join Off-Broadway's DISASTER!Stacey Oristano, Annie Golden and Judy Gold to Join Off-Broadway's DISASTER!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

DISASTER!, the 1970s disaster movie musical now playing Off-Broadway at the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street), has just announced that it will welcome new cast members in the coming weeks. (more...)

Off-Broadway's DISASTER! Will Offer Thursday Evening Performances Beginning in JanuaryOff-Broadway's DISASTER! Will Offer Thursday Evening Performances Beginning in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

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. (more...)

Mary Birdsong to Join Cast of DISASTER!; Michele Ragusa Plays Final Performance on 12/6Mary Birdsong to Join Cast of DISASTER!; Michele Ragusa Plays Final Performance on 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

Mary Birdsong (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, "Reno 911") will join the cast of DISASTER!, the hilarious, acclaimed 1970s disaster movie musical now playing Off-Broadway at the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street) on Monday, December 9th. Ms. Birdsong will take over the role of lounge singer "Jackie," played by Michele Ragusa, whose final performance will be on Friday, December 6th. (more...)

DISASTER! Plays Matinee; Offers Canned Good Donation DiscountDISASTER! Plays Matinee; Offers Canned Good Donation Discount
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

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 today, 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). (more...)

DISASTER! Adds 11/29 Matinee; Offers Canned Good Donation DiscountDISASTER! Adds 11/29 Matinee; Offers Canned Good Donation Discount
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

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). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside DISASTER!'s Opening Night After Party!Photo Coverage: Inside DISASTER!'s Opening Night After Party!
by Walter McBride - Nov 5, 2013

Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's musical Disaster! written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, is directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones and music direction by Larry Pressgrove. Playing at St. Luke's Theatre, Disaster! just opened last night, November 4. Tickets are: $49.50-$79.50 and can be purchased at www.DisasterMusical.com. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the after party festivities below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tina Fey, Brian d'Arcy James & More Donate to BC/EFA at DISASTER! OpeningPhoto Coverage: Tina Fey, Brian d'Arcy James & More Donate to BC/EFA at DISASTER! Opening
by Walter McBride - Nov 5, 2013

Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's musical Disaster! written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, is directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones and music direction by Larry Pressgrove. Playing at St. Luke's Theatre, Disaster! just opened last night, November 4. Tickets are: $49.50-$79.50 and can be purchased at www.DisasterMusical.com. After the show, the opening night guests opened their pocketbooks to donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. BroadwayWorld brings you photos below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: DISASTER!: Hope FloatsBWW Reviews: DISASTER!: Hope Floats
by Duncan Pflaster - Nov 5, 2013

Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's DISASTER! a 70s Disaster Movie Musical is a laugh-out-loud musical spoof of 70s disaster flicks, featuring repurposed hits from the decade. (more...)

Seth Rudetsky to Host Talk-Back After UNBROKEN CIRCLE, 10/24Seth Rudetsky to Host Talk-Back After UNBROKEN CIRCLE, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

SiriusXM radio host and producer/performer Seth Rudetsky will host a talk back at UNBROKEN CIRCLE after its penultimate performance Off-Broadway on Thursday, October 24th at 7 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary Testa and More in DISASTER!Photo Flash: First Look at Mary Testa and More in DISASTER!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

DISASTER!, a 1970's disaster movie musical written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick began previews Off-Broadway on Monday, October 14th at the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street). Directed by Mr. Plotnick, with choreography by Denis Jones, DISASTER! is a hilarious send up of the disaster movie genre featuring some favorite songs from the '70s. Opening night is Monday November 4th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast of DISASTER! Meets the Press!Photo Coverage: Cast of DISASTER! Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Oct 14, 2013

Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's musical Disaster! written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, 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 tonight, October 14, opening Monday, November 4. Tickets are: $49.50-$79.50 (previews - $39.50-$69.50) and can be purchased atwww.DisasterMusical.com. The cast met the press last week and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

Mary Testa, Seth Rudetsky and More Star in DISASTER! A 1970's DISASTER MOVIE…MUSICAL Off-Broadway, Beg. TodayMary Testa, Seth Rudetsky and More Star in DISASTER! A 1970's DISASTER MOVIE…MUSICAL Off-Broadway, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Mary J. Davis presents DISASTER!, written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, at St. Luke's Theatre beginning today, October 14, and 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. (more...)

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