A Look Back at Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's Disaster! on Broadway

Photo Features   A Look Back at Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's Disaster! on Broadway
 
The jukebox musical spoof of '70s disaster movies starring Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Kerry Butler and more opened March 8, 2016.
Catherine Ricafort, Roger Bart, Baylee Littrell, Seth Rudetsky, Rachel York, Kevin Chamberlin and Olivia Phillip in <i>Disaster! </i>
Catherine Ricafort, Roger Bart, Baylee Littrell, Seth Rudetsky, Rachel York, Kevin Chamberlin and Olivia Phillip in Disaster! Jeremy Daniel

Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's musical Disaster!, a parody of 1970's disaster movies, opened March 8, 2016, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre. In the musical, earthquakes, tidal waves, inferno,s 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.

Directed by Plotnick, with a book by Rudetsky and Plotnick, the production played 32 previews and 72 performances before closing May 8, 2016.

READ: Watch the Final Performance That Earned This Disaster! Star a Tony Nomination

Disaster! starred Roger Bart as Tony, Kerry Butler as Marianne, Kevin Chamberlin as Maury, Adam Pascal as Chad, Faith Prince as Shirley, Rachel York as Jackie, Seth Rudetsky as Professor Ted Scheider, Jennifer Simard (who earned a Tony nomination for her performance) as Sister Mary Downy, Max Crumm as Scott, Baylee Littrell as Ben/Lisa, and Lacretta as Levora. Rounding out the company were ensemble members Manoel Felciano, Casey Garvin, Travis Kent, Maggie McDowell, Olivia Phillip, and Catherine Ricafort with Paul Castree and Alyse alan Louis as swings.

The production featured choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, scenic design by Tobin Ost, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Mark Menard with stage management by Paul J. Smith, Megan Schneid, and Samantha Preiss. Visit the Playbill Vault for the complete cast and creative team.

Click Here to Shop for Theatre
Merchandise in the Playbill Store
 
Recommended Reading: