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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.


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

Nederlander Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
208 W. 41st St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Disaster!

'Disaster!': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
In Disaster!, Jennifer Simard plays Sister Mary, a nun who entered the convent to escape her gambling addiction. Midway through the first act, she tries and fails to tear herself and the quarter burning a hole in her habit away from a gleaming new Hawaii Five-O slot machine as she belts out the Gloria Gaynor disco hit, "Never Can Say Goodbye." Because it's a great song and because the sublimely funny Simard goes from deadpan dourness to libidinous delirium as the fever overtakes her, the number is a riot. However, despite a game cast of Broadway pros, this campy spoof of 1970s screen schlockbusters too seldom matches those heights.

‘Disaster!’ (Not really!) - Washington Post
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!"



by BWW News Desk - 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 The classic 70's single is performed by 2016 Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard of the critically-acclaimed new musical comedy.
by TV News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 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 BWW News Desk - 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.