Wednesday, March 09, 2016

"Disaster: A New Musical" Opens On Broadway, Filled With Hits of the 70's

What the Broadway show Rock of Ages did for hair band music, the new Disaster: A New Musical aims to do with the hits of the 70's.

The new "Juke Box Musical" builds a story around music by Free, Carly Simon, Queen, Linda Ronstadt and many others to spoof the infamous 70's disaster movies. Produced by the Nederlander Organization, the show plays at the Nederlander Theatre through July 3.

With a book by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick and directed by Plotnick, the show stars such Broadway veterans as Roger Bart, Faith Prince, Adam Pascal, Rachel York, Kerry Butler and Kevin Chamberlin along with the Broadway debut of Baylee Littrell, the son of the Backstreet Boys' Brian Littrell.

Initial reviews of the show from last night's debut have not been good but there has been some high praise for a few of the musical performers including Jennifer Simard who plays a runaway nun.

For fans of music, the real draw will be the music which includes:

  • All Right Now
  • That's the Way I Always Heard It Should Be
  • A Fifth of Beethoven
  • Muskrat Love
  • Feels So Good
  • Without You
  • I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • Torn Between Two Lovers
  • You're My Best Friend
  • When Will I Be Loved
  • Three Times a Lady
  • Theme to Hawaii Five-O
  • Theme from Mahogany
  • Still the One
  • Saturday Night
  • Never Can Say Goodbye
  • Nadia's Theme
  • Mockingbird
  • Knock Three Times
  • Hooked on a Feeling
  • Ben
  • Come to Me
  • 25 or 6 to 4
  • Sky High
  • Reunited
  • Knock on Wood
  • I Will Survive
  • Do You Wanna Make Love
  • Daybreak
  • Baby Hold on to Me
  • We Don't Cry Out Loud
  • I Am Woman
  • Hot Stuff
  • Feelings
Unless the outstanding cast can keep this one afloat, you may want to go sooner than later as it may sing before its planned July closing.