• Jeanine Gangloff

Seth Rudestky to lead Talkback for disaster

he Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Slow Burn Theatre Company present the comic musical Disaster! Thursday, February 8-Sunday, February18 in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center.

Combining some of the most unforgettable songs of the '70s and the wildest plots of that era's films, Disaster! charmed Broadway audiences and garnered rave reviews on London's West End. "Knock on Wood," "Hooked on a Feeling," "Sky High," "I Am Woman" and "Hot Stuff" are just a few of the hits that fuel the comedy as a night of boogie fever among New York's hottest A-listers at the opening of a floating casino discotheque quickly changes to panic when the ship succumbs to multiple disasters.

Diaster! has a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and SiriusXM Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, and Jack Plotnick based on a concept created by Rudetsky and Drew Geraci. Rudetsky will host a talkback Q&A with the audience exclusively after the performance on Thursday, February 15. All patrons with a valid ticket for that performance are invited to stay after the show to participate.

Directed and choreographed by Slow Burn Theatre Artistic Director Patrick Fitzwater, this production is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Starting one hour prior to the performances held at the Broward Center and during intermission, sumptuous sandwiches, salads, snacks and desserts are available for purchase with convenient walk-up service. A full cash bar is also available.

Performances in the first week are Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. In week two, show times are Wednesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. The musical then moves to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center for performances Thursday, February 22 - Sunday, February 25.

Tickets to the performances at the Broward Center are $45. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, Parker Playhouse and affiliated venues. Buy tickets online at or; by phone at 954.462.0222 or the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office. Know who you are buying from when you purchase tickets.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

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The Broward Center 2017-2018 season is presented by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Bank of America, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, JetBlue, MasterCard, Paramount Refreshment Solutions and Sun Sentinel are proud sponsors of the Broward Center.

About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

One of America's premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive JetBlue Flight Deck on the Club Level, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti's New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 150,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit

The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is a cultural partnership between the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale History Center and the Historic Stranahan House Museum. It is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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