Run Time:
Two hours and five minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 9+
Opened: March 8, 2016
Closing: May 08, 2016

Disaster! - 2016 - Broadway History , Info & More

Nederlander Theatre (Broadway)
208 W. 41st St. New York, NY 10036

Don't miss the strictly limited engagement of DISASTER!, the #1 musical comedy of the year and The New York Times CRITICS' PICK!

Set in the wildest decade ever, DISASTER! delivers 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, an outrageous cast starring Tony Award winner Roger Bart (You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown), Tony nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu), three-time Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin (The Addams Family), Tony nominee Adam Pascal (Rent), Tony winner Faith Prince (Guys & Dolls), Drama Desk Award winner Rachel York (Victor/Victoria), three-time Emmy nominee Seth Rudetsky (SiriusXM's "Seth's Big Fat Broadway"), four-time Drama Desk Award nominee Jennifer Simard (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Max Crumm (Grease), Lacretta Nicole and Baylee Littrell.

Don't just take our word for it. See for yourself why audiences and critics are wild for this hilarious homage to the era of bellbottoms, platform shoes and the hustle. From the moment the glitter ball starts spinning you’ll be dancing in your seat…and rolling in the aisles.

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‘Disaster!’ Broadway Review: ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ With Songs and Fewer Laughs
5 / 10

A boat capsizes on Broadway and Irwin Allen turns over in his Hollywood grave. "Disaster" is too dynamic a word to describe the new jukebox musical "Disaster!"...Better words would be "lukewarm mess"...Smaller, not to mention shorter, would help in every way...The long first act gets bogged down in telling us the "somehow" of that nonsense, rather than getting right to the boat capsizing...Rudetsky and Plotnick, who also directs, are wise to give us only snippets of 1970s hits like "Hot Stuff" and "I Will Survive." In a send-up of the jukebox genre, they jam these songs into the narrative, occasionally to comic effect for about two stanzas...Occasionally, a performer breaks through the ice of mediocrity to expose real comic chops. Jennifer Simard's droll nun is a delight...Also fun is watching Roger Bart's sleazy casino owner assiduously avoid a blind woman's calls for help.

‘Disaster!’ (Not really!)
7 / 10

It is the caliber of these parodists that keeps the silliness afloat as Tony's earthquake-racked gambling vessel takes on ever more water. Butler, a star of Broadway's tongue-in-cheek "Hairspray" and "Xanadu," and Pascal, the original Roger in "Rent," approach their stock roles with a winning élan. As dyed-in-the-mink Shirley (modeled on Shelley Winters's performance in the peerless 1972 upside-down cruise ship flick "The Poseidon Adventure") Prince gets to show off a gift for physical comedy that becomes more formidable with the worsening of Shirley's terminal illness - a condition apparently native to the Borscht Belt. And Bart, the Carmen Ghia of Broadway's "The Producers," provides the vital services here of a shameless, polished clown. Best of all, though, is Simard's Sister Mary, a guitar-toting scold who cries "shame" at her shipmates' vices while harboring a secret yearning to shout "Blackjack!"

DISASTER!'s 'Never Can Say Goodbye' Now Available for Digital Download
by Tyler Peterson - May 31, 2016

Disaster! producers Robert Ahrens and Hunter Arnold and Broadway Records President Van Dean today announced the release of 'Never Can Say Goodbye,' the first single from the forthcoming Original Broadway Cast Recording (out Friday, September 9, 2016), available for digital download on the label's website at BroadwayRecords.com. The classic 70's single is performed by 2016 Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard of the critically-acclaimed new musical comedy.

VIDEO: DISASTER!'s Jennifer Simard Performs Original Song on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - May 19, 2016

Tony nominee Jennifer Simard stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform the original song 'Your Endless Love,' composed by Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman.

DISASTER! Cast Will Reunite to Record Cast Album; Release Set for September 9
by Nicole Rosky - May 16, 2016

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.

BWW TV Exclusive: Missed the Heavenly Tony-Nominated Jennifer Simard in DISASTER!? Watch Her Full Song in HD!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

Didn't make it to the Nederlander Theatre before the show closed? Check out the performance that everyone is talking about in glorious HD below!

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- DISASTER!'s Jennifer Simard
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in Featured Role in a Musical nominee for Disaster!, Jennifer Simard, as captured by Walter McBride!

BWW Flashback: DISASTER! Discos Off Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - May 8, 2016

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!

The Disco Is Closing Early... Broadway's DISASTER! to Play Final Performance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

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).

Photo Coverage: Will Swenson Takes First Bows in DISASTER!
by Jennifer Broski - April 30, 2016

Will Swenson's first performance in DISASTER! was last night, April 29th. BroadwayWorld was there for Swenson's first bows - check out photos below!

Photo: First Look - Will Swenson Is DISASTER!'s New Tony Delvecchio!
by Caryn Robbins - April 29, 2016

Disaster! co-writer and star Seth Rudetsky took to Facebook today to share a first look at Swenson at his DISASTER put-in rehearsal

Tony Nominee Will Swenson Joins DISASTER! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will assume the role of Tony Delvecchio for nine performances only in Broadway's critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! beginning performances tonight, April 29, through Friday, May 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).

VIDEO: Aaron Tveit Reunites With DISASTER!'s Kerry Butler For a CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Duet
by Michael Dale - April 27, 2016

Tveit is the latest star to appear for #DisasterRelief, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Open Book: DISASTER! Co-Authors Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, From Sketch Comedy To Broadway
by Michael Dale - April 25, 2016

After ten years of writing and performing sketch comedy together, Rudetsky and Plotnick reunite to write their first musical.

STAGE TUBE: Vanessa Williams and Roger Bart Celebrate Disney at DISASTER!
by Stage Tube - April 24, 2016

After tonight's performance of Disaster!, Vanessa Williams and DISASTER cast member Roger Bart took to the stage to sing some Disney favorites. Check out the video below!

STAGE TUBE: FUN HOME's Sydney Lucas Performs 'Ring of Keys' at DISASTER!
by Stage Tube - April 22, 2016

After tonight's performance of Disaster!, FUN HOME star Sydney Lucas took the stage to sing 'Ring of Keys' from the Tony-winning musical. Check out the video below!

Bid To Meet DISASTER!'s Faith Prince, Support New York Pops
by Michael Dale - April 18, 2016

Charitybuzz's new online auction helps benefit the New York Pops.

VIDEO: DISASTER!'s Seth Rudetsky and Baylee Littrell With a Public Service Announcement On Behalf of New York City Emergency Management
by Michael Dale - April 12, 2016

The DISASTER! stars team with NYC for a public service announcement about surviving disasters.


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
Still the One
Never Can Say Goodbye/Torn Between Two Lovers
Feels So Good
Knock On Wood
Hawaii Five-0 Theme
Three Times a Lady
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
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 the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, specifically for Jennifer Simard.



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