Disaster! 2013

Run Time:
2 hours and 10 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 9+
Opened: November 4, 2013
Closing: April 11, 2014

Disaster! - 2013 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

St. Luke's Theatre
308 West 46th Street New York, NY 10036

The year is 1979. All the hottest New York City A-Listers are putting on their platform shoes and polyester disco shirts and heading to the grand opening of Manhattan's first floating casino and discotheque. Little do they know that the pier built to house the huge boat was drilled into the center of a dangerous and unstable faultline. Disaster! is a 1970's disaster movie musical and features your favorite songs from the '70's; 'Hot Stuff', 'I Am Woman', 'Knock On Wood', 'Daybreak', 'Signed, Sealed Delivered', and more! It also features your favorite disasters from the '70's; Earthquake, tidal wave, infernos, killer bees, rats, sharks and piranhas all threaten the guests. Who will survive? The greedy tycoon? The aging showgirl and her 11-year-old twins? The washed-up disco star? The disaster expert still mourning the loss of his wife? The nun with the gambling addiction? The older couple with a terrible secret? And will the bra-burning feminist find love with the man who's lost his dreams?

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Off-Broadway's DISASTER! Plays Final Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2014

DISASTER!, the 1970s disaster movie musical comedy, will play its final performance Off-Broadway tonight, April 11th, after a smash six-month run at the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street). Disaster! began previews on October 14th, 2013 and opened to critical acclaim on November 4th, 2013. The musical, which performs in repertory with other productions at the St. Luke's Theatre, will have played 11 previews and 86 performances at the time of its closing.

Off-Broadway's DISASTER! to Play Final Performance on 4/11
by Tyler Peterson - March 27, 2014

DISASTER!, the 1970s disaster movie musical comedy, will play its final performance Off-Broadway on Friday, April 11th, after a smash six-month run at the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street). DISASTER! began previews on October 14th, 2013 and opened to critical acclaim on November 4th, 2013. The musical, which performs in repertory with other productions at the St. Luke's Theatre, will have played 11 previews and 86 performances at the time of its closing.

DISASTER! Offering $25 Tickets for Tonight's Show in Honor of St. Patrick's Day
by Tyler Peterson - March 17, 2014

DISASTER, is the acclaimed 1970s disaster movie musical comedy is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a special deal . . . $25 tickets will be available today for tonight's show at the box office of the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street). Offer only available in-person at the box office (opens at 2:00pm); 2 tickets per person limit; $25 tickets are for tonight's show only, while supply lasts.

Photo Flash: ANNIE's Lilla Crawford and DISASTER!'s Jonah Verdon Hop on THE RIDE
by BWW News Desk - March 3, 2014

Two of the Broadway Community's most vibrant stars got on THE RIDE last week to document THE EXPERIENCE for Carnegie Hall's MUSICAL EXCHANGE. Jonah Verdon, the star of Seth Rudetsky's hit musical, 'Disaster!,' and his camera crew, interviewed his good friend, Lilla Crawford, Broadway's beloved 'Annie.' Scroll down for photos!

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Kiss The Blog Goodbye
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - March 4, 2014

Well Broadway World, it's my final blog which means it's time to say goodbye. But nobody likes goodbyes, so let's avoid it with funny stories about 'Disaster!' This week we had an amazing LGBT event at the show. The audience was so energetic, and we kept raving about them backstage because they laughed at everything (clearly, we are all attention whores). We had special celebrity guests, Norbert Leo Butz, Laura Osnes, Robin De Jeus, and John Tartaglia at the show. Can we talk about how sweet they all are?!?! I always have 'pinch me' moments when the theater folks I obsessed over in high school and college come to the show. After we geeked out over the celebs listed above, the cast, crew, and audience were all invited to Southern Hospitality for a beverage as part of the event. Like I mentioned in my last blog, the cast is in love so if you give us an opportunity to hang out together, we're there. Not only did we enjoy our complimentary beverages, but we also stuffed ALL of the mac and cheese in our faces. Whoever said 'nothing tastes as good as skinny feels' is a dirty liar.

Jonathan Groff, Norbert Leo Butz and John Tartaglia Set for LGBT Night at DISASTER! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2014

Seth Rudetsky, the co-creator, co-writer and star of the hit Off-Broadway musical comedy Disaster!, will host a special LGBT Night at the show, along with his Disaster! co-star, award-winning comedian, writer and actress Judy Gold tonight, February 27th. The evening's special guest will include Jonathan Groff ('Looking,' 'Glee,' Spring Awakening), two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (Big Fish, Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), and Tony nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q).

Jonathan Groff, Norbert Leo Butz and John Tartaglia Set for LGBT Night at DISASTER!, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2014

Seth Rudetsky, the co-creator, co-writer and star of the hit Off-Broadway musical comedy Disaster!, will host a special LGBT Night at the show, along with his Disaster! co-star, award-winning comedian, writer and actress Judy Gold on Thursday, February 27th. The evening's special guest will include Jonathan Groff ('Looking,' 'Glee,' Spring Awakening), two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (Big Fish, Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), and Tony nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q).

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - We're In Love
by Christina Mancuso - February 25, 2014

This is my final week of blogs (for serious this time), and it's breaking my heart. I love sharing our shenanigans with you guys because I truly believe this group of weirdos at 'Disaster!' is the greatest! Last week, I spent 6 out of 7 days with my cast mates. We only have 4 shows a week. We work together, we eat/drink together after the show, and on our days off, we gravitate right back to each other to continue the fun. Basically, we're in love.

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - The Real Housewives of Disaster
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - February 19, 2014

Hey there, reader! Hope you're doing well. Me? I'm doing alright, thanks for asking. A few days ago? Not so great. I either had a stomach bug or food poisoning, which sucked!!! Luckily it happened on our day off so I did not vomit on my cast mates (I'm sorry to give you that visual...so disgusting) but we did come up with a fun game; throughout last night's show we tried to find the most hilarious moments for an unfortunate puking accident. It turns out that our inner musicians shined really brightly at this game because it was either always in rhythm or on the button of a song. For example, we do the song 'Saturday Night' by the Bay City Rollers so in our game it would go 'S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y *barf*'

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Calm Down, Mother Nature!
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - February 15, 2014

Oh look, another snow storm. Awesome. If someone could kindly give Mother Nature some Midol and a chocolate bar, I'd really appreciate it because her PMS is getting obnoxious. I started my day by looking up vacations in tropical locations since I'm about to pull my hair out. If you are rich and feel bad for me, please feel free to sponsor my trip to Miami or Puerto Rico. You can come too! I'll tell you sassy stories and sing you showtunes in exchange. Everybody wins.

DISASTER! Cast Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - February 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.

DISASTER!'s Stacey Oristano to Appear 2/11 on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
by BWW News Desk - February 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.

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Live Theatre Magic!
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - February 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).

Disaster! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Hot Stuff
The Lord's Prayer
Saturday Night
Do You Wanna Make Love?
Without You
I Am Woman/That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
Mockingbird
Still the One
Never Can Say Goodbye/Torn Between Two Lovers
Feelings
Feels So Good
Knock On Wood
Hawaii Five-0 Theme
Three Times a Lady
Ben
25 or 6 to 4
Sky High
When Will I Be Loved?
Don't Cry Out Loud
Come to Me
I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
I Will Survive
A Fifth of Beethoven
Reunited
Daybreak
Hooked On a Feeling
Disaster! has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2012, Off-Broadway which opened in 2013 and Broadway which opened in 2016.
Disaster! has been nominated for Best New Musical and the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for Jennifer Simard.

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