Disaster! 2016

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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PREVIEW Disaster! - 2016 - Broadway

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Aisle View: 'Sinking Ship'
5 / 10

I myself would not call Disaster! 'Broadway's biggest disaster ever!'...but it does, indeed, founder and sink kind of like cardboard in an overflowing street drain...The show comes from Seth Rudetsky, that ever-rambunctious jack-of-all-trades who most likely emits witty cracks, bell-shaped tones & campy lines in his sleep...Disaster! does make a musical, methinks; but it's one of those small-scale, tongue-in-cheek romps suited for a cabaret bar or way off-Broadway...The best parts of the evening come from the principal cast, who seem to be members of the Rudetsky B'way Circle on the one hand and nifty farceurs on the other...All have been known to carry shows on their own, and all herein chew their way through that cardboard scenery. They...make Disaster! watchable, at least.

Disaster! review – sounds of the 70s return in all their tacky glory
6 / 10

Even appreciating the gratification of nostalgia and camp, Disaster! is an odd property to find on Broadway and doesn't seem particularly at home here, with its cheap sets, shabby projections and understaffed chorus. But with its winking awareness of its own deficiencies, it invites everyone to get hooked on a feeling. Assuming falling rubble or man-eating fish don't get them first.

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.

TV Exclusive: Missed the Heavenly Tony-Nominated Jennifer Simard in DISASTER!? Watch Her Full Song in HD!
by Nicole Rosky - 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 Louisa Brady - 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.

TV Exclusive: It's a Night to Remember at BROADWAY SESSIONS with the Stars of DISASTER!
by Ben Cameron - April 11, 2016

It was a wild and wacky night last Thursday as cast members from Disaster! on Broadway screamed their way into Broadway Sessions. Well, screamed may not be the right word, maybe: belted, tap danced and crooned. Any way you want to word it, it was a night to be remembered.

TV: Are There Worse Things Trump Could Do? Rosie O'Donnell Sings GREASE Parody at DISASTER!
by Nicole Rosky - April 8, 2016

The celebrity appearances keep coming at DISASTER! Just last night, Rosie O'Donnell stopped by the Nederlander Theatre to perform what else, but "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" with rewritten parody lyrics by Seth Rudetsky lampooning the one and only, Donald Trump. Check it out below!

VIDEO: DISASTER! Introduces Celebrity Disasters! First Up, Bob Saget
by Michael Dale - April 7, 2016

The comedian and Full House star tells of being caught in the middle of an earthquake with his grandmother.

Broadway Sessions Welcomes DISASTER! Cast Members Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 7, 2016

Tonight, April 7th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from DISASTER! 


What are the songs in Disaster! and what's the order?
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! History

Other Productions of Disaster!

2012   Off-Broadway
2013   Off-Broadway Return Engagement [Off-Broadway]
2016   Broadway Original Broadway Production

Disaster! - 2016 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2016 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Baylee Littrell
2016 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Jennifer Simard
2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Roger Bart
2016 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Jennifer Simard