Jack Plotnick will step into the role of the lecherous Tony in Disaster! beginning Tuesday, November 12. Plotnick will replace John Treacy Egan, who is off to portray the role of Mr. Bumble in Paper Mill Playhouse production of Oliver! Egan will return to Disaster! in January 2014.
Disaster!, a 1970s-disaster-movie musical written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, began previews off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theatre on Monday, October 14 and opened Monday, November 4. It's the summer of 1979, and New York City's best-dressed are decked out in polyester threads and platform shoes for the opening of Manhattan's first cruise-ship casino and disco. But when one disaster follows another, will the passengers make it out alive?
The cast, led by Rudetsky, features two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa (Anna Nicole), Haven Burton (Legally Blonde), Tom Riis Farrell (Coram Boy), Michele Ragusa (Young Frankenstein), Robb Sapp (Wicked), and Jennifer Simard (Sister Act), as well as Sherz Aletaha, Charity Dawson, Saum Eskandani, Matt Farcher, Maggie McDowell, and Jonah Verdon. Directed by Plotnick, the production is choreographed by Denis Jones.
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