DISASTER! Cast Will Reunite to Record Cast Album; Release Set for September 9

By: May. 16, 2016
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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.

Set in the wildest decade ever, Disaster! delivered earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and unforgettable 70s hits like "Knock on Wood," "Hooked on a Feeling," "Sky High," "I Am Woman" and "Hot Stuff" - plus, and outrageous cast of Tony Award® winning stars of Rent, Rock of Ages, Hairspray, Xanadu, Guys and Dolls and The Producers. Audiences and critics went wild for this hilarious homage to the era of bell-bottoms, platform shoes and the hustle. From the moment the glitter ball started spinning, there was dancing in the seats...and rolling in the aisles.

Directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, Disaster! starred Tony Award winner and 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award nomineeRoger Bart (You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown), 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), 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 Award 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 membersPaul Castree, Casey Garvin, Travis Kent, Alyse Alan Louis, Maggie McDowell, Olivia Phillip, Catherine Ricafortand Brandon Rubendall.

The critically acclaimed production played its final performance at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street) on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Broadway Records is one of the preeminent record labels in its industry and has produced cast albums for many major Broadway shows (i.e. the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical as well as Fiddler on the Roof (2016), Allegiance, The Color Purple (2015), the recently released The Visit, Doctor Zhivago, Side Show Original 2014 Broadway Cast Recording, Bonnie & Clyde and Big Fish) and NBC's television events The Wiz Live! and Peter Pan Live!. Broadway Records believes in delivering the best cast recordings to its customers, while also striving to innovate with the critically acclaimed "Live at Feinstein's/54 BELOW" series featuring top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Micky Dolenz and many others. BroadwayWorld.com has nominated 19 of Broadway Records' albums for their Album Awards, all of which can be found by visiting www.broadwayrecords.com.

Disaster! featured music direction by Steve Marzullo, fight direction by Rick Sordelet and Christian Kelly-Sordelet, orchestrations by Joseph Joubert, vocal arrangements by Michael McElroy, dance arrangements byDavid Dabbon, music coordination by Charles Gordon and choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter (School of Rock).

Disaster! featured scenic design by Tony Award nominee Tobin Ost (Newsies), costume design by six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long (The Producers, Hairspray), lighting design by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter(Peter and the Starcatcher) and sound design by Mark Menard (Jane Eyre).

Disaster! was produced on Broadway by Robert Ahrens, Mickey Liddell/LD Entertainment, Hunter Arnold, James Wesley, Carl Daikeler and Burba Hayes in association with Sandi Moran andStephen CuUnjieng with associate producers Katherine Ann McGregor, Mary J. Davis, William Megevick/In Fine Company, Gary & Jamie Rubenstein, Sherry Wehner, and Adam S. Gordon.

Disaster! 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." Time Out New York rated Disaster! five out of five stars, and raved, "I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud at the theater as often as I did atDisaster! Blissfully silly! Built with meticulous ingenuity. It's knockout fun, and it leaves you seeing stars!"