Updated 14th November: Simon Lipkin (most recently Nathan Detroit opposite Rebel Wilson in Guys & Dolls, The Lorax, I Can’t Sing, Lonny in Rock Of Ages, Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q) has now joined the cast of DISASTER! He will play Tony Delvecchio, the deceitful owner of a floating casino and discotheque heading for disaster,
West End stars Oliver Tompsett, Sally Ann Triplett, Jodie Jacobs, Alice Fearn and Sandra Marvin join the original Broadway cast members Jennifer Simard and show creator Seth Rudetsky for the London premiere of Broadway musical DISASTER!
Oliver Tompsett plays Chad (a ladies man still carrying a torch for his ex-fiance). He has just played Sky Masterson in Guys & Dolls at the Phoenix Theatre. His other West End starring roles include Galileo in We Will Rock You, Fiyero in Wicked and Drew Boley in Rock of Ages.
DISASTER! the Broadway musical comedy spoof of star-studded 1970s jeopardy movies like The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airport, will premiere in London for two gala concert charity performances at 4:00 and 7:30 pm at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 20th November to raise funds for The Make a Difference Trust.
It’s 1979 and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. But what begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters, such as earthquakes, tidal waves and infernos. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive and, quite possibly, repair the love they’ve lost…or at least escape the killer rats! Set in the wildest decade ever, DISASTER! is packed with unforgettable 70s dancefloor hits including “I Will Survive”, “Knock On Wood,” “Hooked On A Feeling,” “Sky High,” “I Am Woman” and “Hot Stuff”.
Jennifer Simard is recreating her Tony-nominated role as gambling-addicted nun, Sister Mary Downy. Seth Rudetsky is once again playing Ted Scheider, the professor and “disaster expert” who tries to warn the others of the impending doom.
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