What happens when you marry disco and destruction? Find out in Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's Disaster! A 1970’s Disaster Movie…Musical, which begins performances at off-Broadway's St. Luke’s Theatre on October 14. Directed by Plotnick, Disaster! officially opens on November 4.
Starring Tony nominee Mary Testa and 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. Disaster! ran in 2012 at the Triad uptown.
In addition to Testa and Rudetsky, the cast of Disaster! also features Tom Riis Farrell, Michele Ragusa, Jennifer Simard, 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.
Disaster! features costume design by Brian Hemesath, scenic and lighting design by Josh Iacovelli, sound design by Brett Rothstein and musical supervision by Steve Marzullo.