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BWW Flashback: DISASTER! Discos Off Broadway Today

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The new musical comedy DISASTER! plays its final performance today, Sunday, May 8, 2016 on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre, after playing 32 preview and 72 regular performances. In honor of its run on the Great White Way, BroadwayWorld takes a look back at its journey on stage!

Directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, DISASTER!'s closing company includes Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu), three-time Tony Award nominee Kevin Chamberlin (The Addams Family), Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal (Rent), Tony Award winner Faith Prince (Guys & Dolls), Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair) (who took over for star Roger Bart last month,) Drama Desk Award winner Rachel York (Victor/Victoria), three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky (SiriusXM's "Seth's Big Fat Broadway"), 2016 Tony and Drama League Award nominee Jennifer Simard (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Max Crumm (Grease), 2016 Drama Desk Award nominee Baylee Littrell and Lacretta Nicole, and ensemble members Paul Castree, Casey Garvin, Travis Kent, Alyse Alan Louis, Maggie McDowell, Olivia Phillip, Catherine Ricafort and Brandon Rubendall.

Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and rampant wildlife can't stop an outrageous cast of characters from dancing, gambling and singing the night away aboard New York's first floating casino and discothèque. DISASTER! features some of the most memorable pop, rock and disco hits of the 1970s, including "Hot Stuff," "I Am Woman," "Knock On Wood," "Daybreak" and more.


DISASTER! first debuted at New York's Triad Theatre on January 22, 2012, and ran through March 25, 2012. The critically-acclaimed musical comedy moved Off-Broadway to St. Luke's Theatre, where it played from October 14, 2013 through April 11, 2014, topping many "Best of 2013" lists include The Daily News' "Theater's 10 Best of 2013" and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Entertainment Weekly "Must List." In 2015, it was announced that DISASTER! would pack it up and take on Broadway.

Check out photos from the production on the Great White Way below!

Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel Photography

DIASTER! officially opened on Broadway on March 8, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand throughout the evening to capture the cast's bows and their reactions post-curtain!


Lacretta Nicole, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince, Baylee Littrell, Seth Rudetsky,Rachel York, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler and Jennifer Simard


Lacretta Nicole, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince, Baylee Littrell, Seth Rudetsky,Rachel York, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, Jennifer Simard, Max Crumm and cast


Lacretta Nicole, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince, Baylee Littrell, Seth Rudetsky,Rachel York, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, Jennifer Simard, Max Crumm and cast


Lacretta Nicole, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince, Baylee Littrell, Seth Rudetsky,Rachel York, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, Jennifer Simard, Max Crumm and cast


Lacretta Nicole, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince, Baylee Littrell, Seth Rudetsky,Rachel York, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, Jennifer Simard, Max Crumm and cast


Lacretta Nicole, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince, Baylee Littrell, Seth Rudetsky,Rachel York, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, Jennifer Simard, Max Crumm and cast


Lacretta Nicole, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince, Baylee Littrell, Seth Rudetsky,Rachel York, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, Jennifer Simard, Max Crumm and cast


Lacretta Nicole, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin and Faith Prince with cast


Baylee Littrell, Seth Rudetsky and Rachel York


Lacretta Nicole, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin and cast


Lacretta Nicole, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin and Faith Prince


Lacretta Nicole, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince and Baylee Littrell with cast


Lacretta Nicole, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince, Baylee Littrell, Seth Rudetsky,Rachel York, Adam Pascal, Kerry Butler, Jennifer Simard, Max Crumm and cast


Lacretta Nicole, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin and Faith Prince with cast


Seth Rudetsky


Roger Bart and Kevin Chamberlin


Rachel York, Kerry Butler, Jennifer Simard and Max Crumm

Click here to check out what the critics thought of DISASTER!

Throughout the show's run at the Nederlander Theater, DISASTER! welcomed a slew of Broadway favorites to reunite with former stars on stage to benefit BC/EFA. Check out a collection of the surprise performances below!

As previously announced, DISASTER! producers have struck a North American licensing deal with Music Theatre International (MTI) - ensuring audiences from coast to coast can enjoy the disco comedy hit come hell or high water!

Photo Credit: Walter McBride


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