Casting is now complete for Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's Disaster! A 1970’s Disaster Movie…Musical. The new musical will begin performances on October 14 at off-Broadway's St. Luke’s Theatre. Opening night is set for November 4.
Newly announced for the musical are Sherz Aletaha, Ashanti J’Aria, Haven Burton, Charity Dawson, John Treacy Egan, Saum Eskandani, Matt Farcher, Drew Geraci, Maggie McDowell, Rob Sapp and Jonah Verdon. They join stars Mary Testa and Rudetsky, as well as the previously announced Tom Riis Farrell, Michele Ragusa and Jennifer Simard.
Directed by Plotnick, 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. Disaster! ran in 2012 at the Triad uptown.
The creative team for Disaster! includes costume design by Brian Hemesath, scenic and lighting design by Josh Iacovelli, sound design by Brett Rothstein and musical supervision by Steve Marzullo.