Playbill Will Launch Playbill Preview Club, Featuring Pre- and Post-Show Events, With Off-Broadway's Disaster!

By Playbill Staff
08 Jan 2014

Jennifer Simard in Disaster!
Jennifer Simard in Disaster!
Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Playbill Preview Club, a night out on the town hosted by Playbill — the most recognized brand in the theatre for almost 130 years — will launch Jan. 28 with a trip to Off-Broadway's Disaster! A 1970's Disaster Movie…Musical and a post-show talkback with its writer, Seth Rudetsky.

The inaugural Playbill Preview Club event will begin with dinner at a local restaurant prior to the show, which is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM at St. Luke's Theatre.

Following Disaster!, Sirius XM Broadway host, actor, musician and Playbill.com columnist Rudetsky — cast member and creator (along with Jack Plotnick) of Disaster! — will offer Preview Club theatregoers a post-show talkback at St. Luke's and an after party at Sardi's Restaurant, co-hosted with Playbill editor Blake Ross.

To reserve a spot with Playbill Preview Club, call (212) 557-5757 and ask for Playbill Preview concierge Wanda. The cost for the evening is $165.



For more on the event, visit our Facebook event here. (Theatregoers must call in to reserve a spot with Playbill Preview Club.)

Here's how Disaster is billed: "The year is 1979. All the hottest New York City A-Listers are putting on their platform shoes and polyester disco shirts and heading to the grand opening of Manhattan's first floating casino and discotheque. Little do they know that the pier built to house the huge boat was drilled into the center of a dangerous and unstable fault-line.… Earthquake, tidal wave, infernos, killer bees, rats, sharks and piranhas all threaten the guests. Who will survive? The greedy tycoon? The aging showgirl and her 11-year-old twins? The washed-up disco star? The disaster expert still mourning the loss of his wife? The nun with the gambling addiction? The older couple with a terrible secret? And will the bra-burning feminist find love with the man who's lost his dreams?"

For more on the musical, visit DisasterMusical.com.