We’re excited to kick off our 90th season with the jukebox musical comedy Disaster! by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the songs of the ’70s take center stage in this comedic homage to 1970s disaster films.
Disaster! takes place in 1979 Manhattan during opening night of the Barracuda, the first floating casino and discothèque in New York. The characters gather to gamble and dance, unaware of impending natural disasters, and the building’s lack of safety measures compounds these catastrophes. Notably, the casino’s structure was built on a fault line, which causes earthquakes throughout the show. The plot follows several characters’ dynamics and interactions throughout the opening night as they deal with various plot elements reminiscent of 1970s disaster cult films such as The Poseidon Adventure and Airport 1975.
The original Broadway production starred several Broadway veterans including Tony Award-winners Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls) and Roger Bart (You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown) as well as Tony award-nominees Adam Pascal (Rent), Kerry Butler (Xanadu), and Kevin Chamberlin (Dirty Blonde, Seussical, & The Addams Family). Jennifer Simard was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as the gambling-addicted nun, Sister Mary Downy.
We guarantee this show will make you laugh and tap your toes. You’ll hear familiar hits like “Hot Stuff,” “Still the One,” “I Am Woman,” “Knock on Wood,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Sky High,” and, of course, “I Will Survive.” After all, what’s one more disaster to cap off the past year and a half?
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