Joe DiPietro & David Bryan's The Toxic Avenger to Open in Korea

News   Joe DiPietro & David Bryan's The Toxic Avenger to Open in Korea
 
The recent Off-Broadway musical The Toxic Avenger will make its Asian premiere Aug. 14 at the KT&G Sangsang Art Hall in Seoul, Korea.

The production will feature Oh Man-seok as Melvin Ferd the Third and Toxie, and Hong Jim-min as Babs Belgoody and Ma Ferd. According to press notes, "The Toxic Avenger is both a charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical — complete with an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend (a blind librarian and aspiring novelist), a corrupt New Jersey mayor and the most memorable and unbelievable duet you’ll see on any stage! Toxie fights against corrupt power and environmental pollution to save the earth and is hailed as a 'toxic hero' by its citizens."

Based on the 1985 cult film directed by Lloyd Kaufman, The Toxic Avenger features music and lyrics by Tony Award winners David Bryan and Joe DiPietro (Memphis). DiPietro wrote the book of the show, which was named Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical at the 2009 Outer Critics Circle Awards. John Rando directed the Off-Broadway production.

For more information, visit thetoxicavengermusical.com.

Demond Green, Matthew Saldivar, Nick Cordero, Sara Chase and Nancy Opel in <i>The Toxic Avenger</i>
Demond Green, Matthew Saldivar, Nick Cordero, Sara Chase and Nancy Opel in The Toxic Avenger Photo by Carol Rosegg
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