Disaster is playing at the Nederlander Theatre located at 208 West 41th Street. It runs two hours fifteen minutes with one intermission. The musical closes on July 3, 2016.
It debut at the Triad Theatre, now Stage 17 on January 22, 2012.The second production was at St. Luke’s from November 11, 2013 to April 2014.
Roger Bart won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award in 1999 for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and he was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award in 2001 for The Producers.
Kerry Butler won a Drama Desk Award for Catch Me If You Can (2011), and was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Award for Xanadu (2008) and Drama Desk Award for Hairspray (2003).
Kevin Chamberlin was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Awards for Dirty Blonde, Seussical and The Adams Family.
Faith Prince won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award in 1992 for Guys and Dolls. She was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for A Catered Affair (2008), Bells Are Ringing (2001) and Jerome Robbin’s Broadway (1999).
Seth Rudetsky was nominated for three Emmy’s for the comedy writer on Rosie O’Donnell Show. He is the playwright for this show with John Plotnick.
The setting is New York City 1979.
A new casino boat is docked on a pier somewhere in New York City.
The owner Tony (Roger Bart) is a flashy dude trying to hit on Marianne (Kerry Butler). She is interviewing him about cutting corners on the construction of the boat.
Tonight is the opening night of the first floating casino and discotheque in New York. There are a lot of people going on the boat to gamble.
Tony’s girlfriend Jackie (Rachael York) has her twins Ben and Lisa (Baylee Littrell) with her. She is performing at the lounge on the boat.
Sister Mary (Jennifer Simard) is outside the boat passing out pamphlets, for the sinners.
Shirley (Faith Prince) and her husband Murry (Kevin Chamberlain) are out to have a good time.
Shirley pays for Sister Mary to come aboard the boat.
Levora (Lacretta Nicle) arrives with her dog in her bag.
Drinks are being served by Chad (Adam Pascal) and Scott (Max Crum). They are good friends
The ship keeps shaking. Professor Ted Scheider (Seth Rudetsky) tries to get the passengers off the boat. He took water samples and tells them there will be an earth quake in that location.
Before and after music from the 1970’s are played and sung. Songs such as “Hot Stuff”, “I Will Survive” and “Knock On Wood”.
Several of the actors play more than one role.
I’m not going to tell you what happens. You must see this show. It is awesome!
The cast is amazing; they work well together as if they were one. Jennifer Pascal and Baylee Littrell (doing two roles) do an incredible job. Adam Pascal has such a beautiful voice. Wow!
I know it has been cold; you don’t want to go out. But this show is worth it in any weather. It is such a delight I wouldn’t mind seeing it again.
Review by Rozanna Radakovich.
Photos by Annazor.
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