This news is a…well, you know. Disaster!, the musical comedy based on cult favorite disaster movies from the 1970s, will pack up and take to the storm shelters on April 11. The show, which began performances on October 14 of last year, will have played 11 previews and 86 performances at off-Broadway’s St. Luke’s Theatre at time of closing.
Directed and co-written 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.
Along with Rudetsky, the cast of Disaster! currently includes Max Crumm, Charity Dawson, Matt Farcher, Tom Riis Farrell, Judy Gold, David Hibbard, Sarah Litzsinger, Maggie McDowell, Jennifer Simard, Jonah Verdon, Sherz Aletaha, Kristy Cavenaugh and Saum Eskandani.