Disaster! A Musical
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Disaster! A Musical

Disaster! A Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

(664 Ratings)
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Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Quirky

About the Show

Set in the wild 1970s, 'Disaster!' is a comedic new musical that delivers earthquakes, tidal waves, dancing, gambling and infernos.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (664)

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84 Reviews | 1 Follower
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to laugh your butt off

Don't see it if You don’t like to laugh

84 Reviews | 17 Followers
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Fun show to watch. Very emtertaining

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

226 Reviews | 45 Followers
Must see, Hilarious, Great acting, Talented singing, Clever

See it if you want some great performing, excellent vocals, great stage works and plenty of dark humor

Don't see it if dark humor, musicals, or 70s music aren't your thing

276 Reviews | 85 Followers
Epic, Fluffy, Quirky, Original, Must see

See it if Great performances, clever story, fantastic music, laughter & fun

Don't see it if You don't enjoy camp, disaster films, 60/70/80s tunes

75 Reviews | 10 Followers
Hilarious, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You remember the K-Tel records and the disaster movies of the 70s. This is laugh your ass off funny. Very corny, but non-stop funny.

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor and hate puns.

133 Reviews | 36 Followers
Clever, Funny, Dizzying

See it if you laugh at 70s disaster movies, tap your feet to disco music, and like 'Airplane' movie spoofs.

Don't see it if don't enjoy nuns who love to play slots, hate disco music, and think you bought a ticket to a Eugene O'Neill revival.

58 Reviews | 9 Followers
Entertaining, Hilarious, Original, Delightful, Clever

See it if You have a very warped sense of humor and an affinity for 70s movies and music!

Don't see it if You"re looking for something deep and thought-provoking.

78 Reviews | 12 Followers
Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious, Clever, Must see

See it if One of the best musicals I've seen, so saw it twice. Very cleverly written and hilarious.

Don't see it if Unfortunately now closed on Broadway

Critic Reviews (55)

The New York Times
March 8th, 2016

"'Disaster!' will provide a rush of giddy nostalgia that’s just as pleasurable, at times, as the more substantial rewards of the musical theater’s higher-reaching shows...'Disaster!' has such a sensational cast that musical lovers incognizant of the guilty pleasures of the movies being lampooned may still have plenty to savor...The first act tends toward waywardness, and while it runs just an hour, it feels longer...But the performances provide sufficient distraction."
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Time Out New York
March 8th, 2016

“Put 'The Poseidon Adventure,' 'Earthquake' and 'Airplane!' in a blender; add 30 pop hits from the 1970s; stir in a seasoned cast of Broadway pros...This is the recipe for 'Disaster!', a lovably scrappy and often deliciously silly jukebox-musical spoof…Simard is divinely funny; she’s giving one of the funniest musical-comedy performances I’ve seen in years. Not every joke in 'Disaster!' lands, but there’s a lot to enjoy on this nostalgia trip.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 8th, 2016

“It’s possible to imagine that its charms seemed large in those Off Broadway spaces. They do not in the 1,230-seat Nederlander, where a big and ugly set frames a tiny entertainment that should probably have been left in a basement rec room...The humor is entirely based on this shoehorning technique, which was already long out of fashion in 1979...Only when the nun sings 'Torn Between Two Lovers' does it really pay off, and that’s because of Jennifer Simard’s brilliant underplaying."
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The Hollywood Reporter
March 8th, 2016

"This is one of those musical comedies in which everyone tends to stand around inertly as a gag gets played out or a song gets sung. It's also the type of disposable send-up that can play like gangbusters in a scrappy dive theater with tacky sets, but looks cheap and desperate in a big house…That's not to say it's without laughs…Overall, it's dispiriting to watch a gifted cast working above material that seldom amounts to more than hit-or-miss sketch fodder.”
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Entertainment Weekly
March 8th, 2016

"The performances are so unapologetically silly and the production is so bright with flashing disco lights that ultimately you’re blinded to its flaws: humor that can miss the mark and campiness that’s sometimes a bit too overwrought...'Disaster!' is pure maximalism — a big, old-fashioned musical with big numbers and big performances. A lot of the fun is in recognizing the ’70s references, but even ’80s babies like me will be swept up in the show’s energy."
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March 8th, 2016

"Although not particularly glitzy or glam, this is a good cast that knows the comic ropes — and then some, in the special case of Jennifer Simard…The fun is contagious as long as we’re following these eccentric musical cues for plot and character development…At the helm, Plotnick manages the traffic well enough, and the actors are game, bless their hearts. But ultimately, '70s disaster movies were far more ludicrous than anything on this stage.”
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The Wall Street Journal
March 10th, 2016

"I doubt the world is full of sixtysomething fans of ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ who long to see what can best be described as an only-the-jokes-have-been-changed knockoff of ‘Airplane!’. As for most everyone else, they’re too young to remember what Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick are spoofing. Nor does it help that ‘Disaster!’ is silly rather than funny, save for the gloriously redemptive presence of Jennifer Simard...I can’t wait to see her in a real show—and I bet it won’t take long."
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March 8th, 2016

"A cast of extraordinarily gifted stars appears to have been tricked into stretching a three-minute parody of movies that were parodies to begin with into a two-hour show. The result is so painfully witless it’s hard to tell where the sea-spray ends and the flop sweat begins...There’s nothing quite like watching a terrific comic actor pace the stage with tiger sharks where his forearms once were and still not being funny. Someone throw these folks a life preserver."
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