Hi! We're your Broadway news girls, and have we got news for you. You better listen! It's raining Plotnick! Hallelujah! It's raining Plotnick! Amen! Jack Plotnick will join the cast of Disaster!, the hilarious 1970's disaster movie musical playing at off-Broadway's St. Luke’s Theatre. Plotnick will step into the role of Tony beginning November 12. Plotnick replaces John Treacy Egan, who will be joining Paper Mill Playhouse's production of Oliver! from November 21 through December 29. Egan will return to Disaster! in January 2014.
Directed by Plotnick and starring Tony nominee Mary Testa and Seth Rudetsky (co-creator and co-writer), 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.
The cast of Disaster! also includes Tom Riis Farrell, Michele Ragusa, Jennifer Simard, Sherz Aletaha, Ashanti J’Aria, Haven Burton, Charity Dawson, 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.