West End star Simon Lipkin has joined the cast as rehearsals have begun for the London premiere of the Broadway musical DISASTER! You can see it at the Charing Cross Theatre at 4 pm or 7.30 pm on Sunday 20th November.
You’ll know West End star Simon Lipkin for playing Nathan Detroit alongside Rebel Wilson in Guys & Dolls, the title role in The Lorax, Barlow the Dog in I Can’t Sing, Lonny in Rock Of Ages, and Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q.
In Disaster!, Simon will play Tony Delvecchio, the deceitful owner of a floating casino and discotheque heading for disaster, and completes the UK star line-up alongside original Broadway cast members, Tony Award-nominated Jennifer Simard and show creator Seth Rudetsky.
Seth said: “We love our newest cast member, Simon Lipkin. How dare he be so young and so talented! Director Jack Plotnick and I are so thrilled with all our Disaster! actors. When we came to Broadway, there was very nice buzz about the show having an all-star cast. We can’t believe we’re now lucky enough to get an all-star British cast for the West End version! And we are so blown away by so many things: the warmth of everyone involved, the incredible creativity/hilarity they’re showing in rehearsal, the crazy amazing singing voices, and the unbelievable work ethic. British people seem to think it’s “rude” to take a break. Jack actually questioned if water goes through British people like it does Americans because so far, no one’s needed to pee!”
DISASTER!, the 2016 Broadway musical comedy spoof of star-studded 1970s jeopardy movies like The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airport, will premiere at Charing Cross Theatre for two glittering gala concert charity performances to raise funds for The Make a Difference Trust on Sunday 20th November.
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 dance floor hits including I Will Survive, Knock On Wood, Hooked On A Feeling, Sky High, I Am Woman and Hot Stuff.