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Disaster! - 2016 - Broadway

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.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and five minutes, with one intermission

Nederlander Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
208 W. 41st St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Disaster!


Disaster! - TimeOut NY
Put The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airplane! in a blender; add 30 pop hits from the 1970s (such as "Hot Stuff" and "I Am Woman"), carefully chopped; stir in a seasoned cast of Broadway pros and a magical secret ingredient called Jennifer Simard; add garish coloring, muddle with camp and garnish with the kitschiest cocktail umbrella you can find. This is the recipe for Disaster!, a lovably scrappy and often deliciously silly jukebox-musical spoof...Not every joke in Disaster! lands, but there's a lot to enjoy on this nostalgia trip. Sit back, kick off your shoes and have a few laughs on the lido deck.

‘Disaster!’ Broadway Review: ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ With Songs and Fewer Laughs - The Wrap
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.


 



 

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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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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).
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!
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
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).
by Michael Dale - April 27, 2016
Tveit is the latest star to appear for #DisasterRelief, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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.
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!
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!
by Michael Dale - April 18, 2016
Charitybuzz's new online auction helps benefit the New York Pops.
by Michael Dale - April 12, 2016
The DISASTER! stars team with NYC for a public service announcement about surviving disasters.