The Disco Is Closing Early... Broadway's DISASTER! to Play Final Performance This Weekend
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). The production was originally slated for a run through July 3.
Producer Robert Ahrens said, "On behalf of the producing team, I want to applaud the entire company for bringing joy and laughter to thousands of people each week for these past several months. I'd also like to congratulate Jennifer Simard for her Tony nomination for her indelible performance."
A North American licensing deal has been confirmed with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, DISASTER! currently stars 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), 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.
Tony Award winner and 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Roger Bart (You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown) will return to the production on Saturday, May 7.
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! features 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! features music direction by Steve Marzullo, fight direction by Rick Sordelet and Christian Kelly-Sordelet, orchestrations byJoseph Joubert, vocal arrangements by Michael McElroy, dance arrangements by David Dabbon, music coordination by Charles Gordonand choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter (School of Rock).
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."
DISASTER! is produced by Robert Ahrens, Mickey Liddell/LD Entertainment, Hunter Arnold, James Wesley, Carl Daikeler and Burba Hayes in association with Stephen CuUnjieng, Katherine Ann McGregor, Mary J. Davis and William Megevick/In Fine Company.
Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel
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