THE SCREENING ROOM: "I Put a Spell On You" — Horror Stories Onstage (Video)
26 Oct 2013
The Toxic Avenger
Based on Lloyd Kaufman's 1985 film, this musical was written by Joe DiPietro, with music by David Bryan and lyrics by DiPietro and Bryan. The Toxic Avenger, which presents a love story between a blind librarian and a large, green mutant, highlights the horrors of being careless with the environment.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.