After a lack of Tony Nominees this week, DISASTER!, starring Roger Bart (and currently Will Swenson), Kerry Butler, Adam Pascal and more, will close today at the Nederlander Theatre; it had been scheduled to run through to 3rd July. The musical comedy, based on cult favourite disaster movies from the 1970s, will have played 32 previews and 72 regular performances. The production officially opened on 8th March.
Directed and co-written by Jack Plotnick and also starring co-creator and co-writer Seth Rudetsky, DISASTER! is set on a summer night in Manhattan in 1979 and follows a group of NYC A-listers who party at the grand opening of a floating casino/disco – until disaster strikes. Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos, killer bees, rats, sharks and piranhas all threaten the guests, who sing some of the biggest hits of the ’70s, including ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘I Am Woman’, ‘Knock on Wood’ and more.
Rudetsky has confirmed that an Original Broadway Cast Recording is on its way and the show will be licensed for future groups to perform.
The cast additionally includes Tony nominee Jennifer Simard, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince, Rachel York, Max Crumm and Lauretta Nicole, Manoel Felciano, Beylee Littrell, Paul Caster, Casey Garvin, Travis Kent, Alyse Alan Louis, Maggie McDowell, Olivia Phillip and Catherine Ricafort.