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Musique: *** Divers • Paroles: *** Divers • Livret: Jack Plotnick • Seth Rudetsky • Production originale: 2 versions mentionnées
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Everything that can go wrong will go wrong in Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's Disaster!, a raucously silly spoof of the 1970's favorite breed of blockbuster - the disaster movie. Ramping up the cheese to dangerous levels, this jukebox musical soundtracks the ever-escalating action with some of the decade's smoothest numbers, including 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours' by Stevie Wonder and Barry Manilow's 'Daybreak'
Genèse: The origins of Disaster! go back to the early 1990s. While working together in 1992, Seth Rudetsky and Drew Geraci developed the concept of creating a musical reminiscent of the 70s disaster films they both appreciated. The original storyline involved the New York City blackout of 1977 and incorporated the decade’s top songs as both musical numbers and vehicles for comedy. The concept was left largely untouched until Rudetsky was asked in 2011 to put on a show benefiting the nonprofit organization Only Make Believe. Rudetsky decided to return to his disaster musical idea for the benefit, and in the span of three months, he and Jack Plotnick revised the concept and wrote the first script of Disaster!. Major changes included widening the plot’s range. Instead of focusing on one disaster, the NYC blackout, they decided to introduce a variety of catastrophes common to the popular films of the 1970s that they had grown up watching. The benefit show successfully impressed critics, and from its success, the musical later had a nine show Off-Off-Broadway run before being made into an Off-Broadway production. A Broadway production directed by Plotnick is slated to open in March 2016 at the Nederlander Theatre, with an all-star cast and choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. The show is produced by Robert Ahrens, Mickey Liddell/LD Entertainment, Hunter Arnold, James Wesley and Jim Burba and Bob Hayes.
Résumé: Disaster! takes place in 1979 Manhattan during opening night of the Barracuda, the first floating casino and discothèque in New York. The characters gather to gamble and dance, unaware of impending natural disasters, and the building's lack of safety measures compounds these catastrophes. Notably, the casino's structure was built on a fault line, which causes earthquakes throughout the show. The plot follows several characters' dynamics and interactions throughout the opening night as they deal with various plot elements reminiscent of 1970s disaster cult films such as The Poseidon Adventure and Airport 1975.
Création: 8/3/2016 - Nederlander Theatre (Broadway) - représ.