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Directed by Plotnick, with a book by Rudetsky and Plotnick, Disaster! will star Tony winner Roger Bart, Tony nominee Kerry Butler, Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin, Tony nominee Adam Pascal, Tony winner Faith Prince, Drama Desk winner Rachel York, Drama Desk nominee Jennifer Simard, Max Crumm, Lacretta Nicole—and Rudetsky himself. Additional casting will be announced.
The score for Disaster! features a songbook of memorable pop, rock and disco hits of the 1970's, including "Hot Stuff," "I Am Woman," "Knock On Wood" and "Daybreak."
Disaster! begins previews Feb. 9, 2016, and officially opens March 8, 2016. The limited engagement is currently scheduled to run through July 3.
It's described thus in press notes: "Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the theatre comes Broadway’s new musical comedy Disaster! 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."
Rudetsky told Playbill.com exclusively, "Ever since I read Charles Busch's book 'Whores of Lost Atlantis,' I've always wanted to write a show and perform in it, surrounded by my friends. Well, it's happened!! I co-wrote Disaster! with my friend Jack, whom I've known since 1991, and everyone in the show is a friend from forever ago! I've known Faith since the early 90's (we have the same therapist!). And Kerry and I have known each other since we were in a kids nightclub in the 80's. Yes, she's younger than me. I could go through the whole cast but the point is this is a dream come true!"
The production will have choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and music direction by Steve Marzullo. Charles Gordon is music contractor. Disaster! will also feature scenic design by Tony Award nominee Tobin Ost, costume design by six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter and sound design by Mark Menard.
Disaster! originated at the Triad Theatre Off-Broadway for a two-month run in 2012. It reopened in a more fully designed production at another Off-Broadway venue, St. Luke's Theatre, for a six-month run in 2013.
Disaster! is being produced by Robert Ahrens, Mickey Liddell/LD Entertainment, Hunter Arnold, James Wesley and Jim Burba & Bob Hayes in association with Katherine Ann McGregor, Mary J. Davis and Stephen CuUnjieng.