Disaster!, the critically-acclaimed 1970s disaster movie musical now playing off-Broadway at the St. Luke’s Theatre, will welcome Stacey Oristano, Annie Golden and Judy Gold to the cast in the coming weeks. Oristano (Bunheads) will join the cast on January 13 as “Jackie” replacing Mary Birdsong. Golden (Orange is the New Black, Xanadue on Broadway) will replace Mary Testa as “Shirley” starting January 20. On February 10, Gold (The Judy Show – My Life as a Sitcom) will take over the role of “Shirley” from Golden.
Directed and cowritten by Jack Plotnick and starring co-creator and co-writer Seth 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.
The cast of Disaster! also includes features Haven Burton, Paul Castree, Charity Dawson, Matt Farcher, Tom Riis Farrell, Robb Sapp, Jennifer Simard, Jonah Verdon, Sherz Aletaha, Saum Eskandani, and Maggie McDowell.
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.