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by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Mar 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.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 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!
by Christina Mancuso - Feb 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.
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Feb 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.
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Feb 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).
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Feb 3, 2014
Happy February, everybody! A moment of truth, this is my least favorite month of the year. It's cold, it's dark, our senses are assaulted by Valentine's Day (barf), but luckily it's short, and I get to spend it doing pelvic thrusts and body rolls Off-Broadway. Silver lining!
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Jan 28, 2014
Last week was a pretty great one on the Barricuda. We survived another snow storm (Why, oh why, oh why-o? Why did I ever leave Southern California...) and luckily New York did not stand us up. We had a great audience who trekked out into the grossness to laugh at us. Even pianist and late night sidekick extraordinaire, Paul Shaffer, endured the Polar Vortex. Fun Fact! He played on the original track for Barry Manilow's 'Daybreak' which happens to be our closing number. Full circle.
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Jan 24, 2014
So, my blogs are usually kind of sassy and silly, but I'm about to get real, y'all! If you don't mind, indulge my sentimental side for a moment. Last night, I missed my first performance of Disaster! which was slightly heartbreaking, but it was for a good reason. I was actually swung out of the show which means that our swing goes on for my track and I get to sit in the audience and watch. A few blogs ago, I told you about my role in the show and how I understudy three principles. We have limited time for understudy rehearsals so being swung out is a way for me to watch, learn, and take notes. I came prepared with track sheets for the roles and a list of moments I really needed to focus on. My BroadwayWorld peeps, I had to actively tell myself to do my job! I was having such a great time as an audience member that I had to force myself to pay attention as an actor.
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Jan 22, 2014
The last few performances of Disaster! were very special for me; my mama was in town from California and in the audience!
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Jan 17, 2014
So I'm realizing that I haven't really told you guys what I do in Disaster! My bad, BroadwayWorld. I'm one of three ensemble members, and I also understudy three roles:
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Jan 14, 2014
Alright guys, real talk. There's a certain cast member who needs to be called out.
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Jan 7, 2014
In case you live under a rock or you're a bear in hibernation or you're my mother on the west coast who calls to tell me it's 80 degrees and perfect outside, I just want to let you know that it's freaking cold in New York! At this point, I have a decent amount of east coast winters under my belt, but it happens every year; it's winter, it's freezing, I stare at my closet and revert right back to the California girl I am while thinking, 'why do I have so many cocktail dresses? I need a sweater or something...'
by Walter McBride - Nov 5, 2013
Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's musical Disaster! written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, is directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones and music direction by Larry Pressgrove. Playing at St. Luke's Theatre, Disaster! just opened last night, November 4. Tickets are: $49.50-$79.50 and can be purchased at www.DisasterMusical.com. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the after party festivities below!
by Walter McBride - Nov 5, 2013
Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's musical Disaster! written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, is directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones and music direction by Larry Pressgrove. Playing at St. Luke's Theatre, Disaster! just opened last night, November 4. Tickets are: $49.50-$79.50 and can be purchased at www.DisasterMusical.com. After the show, the opening night guests opened their pocketbooks to donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. BroadwayWorld brings you photos below!
by Walter McBride - Nov 5, 2013
Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's musical Disaster! written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, is directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones and music direction by Larry Pressgrove. Playing at St. Luke's Theatre, Disaster! just opened last night, November 4. Tickets are: $49.50-$79.50 (previews - $39.50-$69.50) and can be purchased atwww.DisasterMusical.com. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the curtain call below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013
DISASTER!, a 1970's disaster movie musical written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick began previews Off-Broadway on Monday, October 14th at the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street). Directed by Mr. Plotnick, with choreography by Denis Jones, DISASTER! is a hilarious send up of the disaster movie genre featuring some favorite songs from the '70s. Opening night is Monday November 4th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by Walter McBride - Oct 14, 2013
Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's musical Disaster! written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, will be directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones and music direction by Larry Pressgrove. Playing at St. Luke's Theatre, Disaster! will begin performances tonight, October 14, opening Monday, November 4. Tickets are: $49.50-$79.50 (previews - $39.50-$69.50) and can be purchased atwww.DisasterMusical.com. The cast met the press last week and you can check out complete photo coverage below!
by Walter McBride - Oct 10, 2013
Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's musical DISASTER! written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, will be directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones and music direction by Larry Pressgrove. Playing at St. Luke's Theatre, DISASTER! will begin performances on October 14, opening Monday, November 4. Tickets are: $49.50-$79.50 (previews - $39.50-$69.50) and can be purchased at www.DisasterMusical.com. The cast met the press earlier today and you can check out a photo preview below!