DISASTER! TO PLAY FINAL PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2016
AT BROADWAY’S NEDERLANDER THEATRE
CRITIC’S PICK! “A rush of giddy nostalgia! A sensationally savory cast!”
-The New York Times
“A SIDE-SPLITTINGLY FUNNY EVENING OF SINGING, DANCING AND NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES. HIGH HILARITY ON THESE HIGH SEAS!”
FOUR STARS! “A DELICIOUSLY SILLY JUKEBOX-MUSICAL. IT’S KNOCKOUT FUN!”
-Time Out New York
“DISASTER! IS THE SEASON’S HAPPIEST, MOST CHARMING SURPRISE.”
“HILARIOUS! By far one of the FUNNIEST SHOWS IN TOWN!”’
-New York Post
NEW YORK (TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016) – Broadway’s new musical comedy Disaster! will play its final performance on Sunday, May 8, 2016 after playing 32 preview and 72 regular performances at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street).
Directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, Disaster! currently stars Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu), three-time Tony Award nominee Kevin Chamberlin (The Addams Family), Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal (Rent), Tony Award winner Faith Prince (Guys & Dolls), Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair), Drama Desk Award winner Rachel York (Victor/Victoria), three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky (SiriusXM’s “Seth’s Big Fat Broadway”), 2016 Tony and Drama League Award nominee Jennifer Simard (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Max Crumm (Grease), 2016 Drama Desk Award nominee Baylee Littrell and Lacretta Nicole, and ensemble members Paul Castree, Casey Garvin, Travis Kent, Alyse Alan Louis, Maggie McDowell, Olivia Phillip, Catherine Ricafort and Brandon Rubendall.
Tony Award winner and 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Roger Bart (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown) will return to the production on Saturday, May 7.
Producer Robert Ahrens said, “On behalf of the producing team, I want to applaud the entire company for bringing joy and laughter to thousands of people each week for these past several months. I’d also like to congratulate Jennifer Simard for her Tony nomination for her indelible performance.”
A North American licensing deal has been confirmed with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and rampant wildlife can’t stop an outrageous cast of characters from dancing, gambling and singing the night away aboard New York’s first floating casino and discothèque. Disaster! features some of the most memorable pop, rock and disco hits of the 1970s, including “Hot Stuff,” “I Am Woman,” “Knock On Wood,” “Daybreak” and more.
Disaster! features scenic design by Tony Award nominee Tobin Ost (Newsies), costume design by six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long (The Producers, Hairspray), lighting design by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter (Peter and the Starcatcher) and sound design by Mark Menard (Jane Eyre).
Disaster! features music direction by Steve Marzullo, fight direction by Rick Sordelet and Christian Kelly-Sordelet, orchestrations by Joseph Joubert, vocal arrangements by Michael McElroy, dance arrangements by David Dabbon, music coordination by Charles Gordon and choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter (School of Rock).
Disaster! is produced by Robert Ahrens, Mickey Liddell/LD Entertainment, Hunter Arnold, James Wesley, Carl Daikeler and Burba Hayes in association with Stephen CuUnjieng, Katherine Ann McGregor, Mary J. Davis and William Megevick/In Fine Company.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE & TICKET PRICES
The Disaster! performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Wednesday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $30-$135 and are available at the Nederlander Theatre box office (208 West 41st Street), www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 877.250.2929.
A limited number of $30 general rush tickets are available for each performance at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) when the box office opens for that day’s performance(s). Limited to 2 tickets per patron, tickets must be purchased with cash only and are subject to availability.
Disaster! debuted at New York’s Triad Theatre on January 22, 2012, and ran through March 25, 2012. The critically-acclaimed musical comedy moved Off-Broadway to St. Luke’s Theatre, where it played from October 14, 2013 through April 11, 2014, topping many “Best of 2013” lists include The Daily News’ “Theater’s 10 Best of 2013” and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Entertainment Weekly “Must List.” Time Out New York rated Disaster! five out of five stars, and raved, “I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud at the theater as often as I did at Disaster! Blissfully silly! Built with meticulous ingenuity. It’s knockout fun, and it leaves you seeing stars!”
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