The Toxic Avenger

  • Opening Night: April 6, 2009
  • Final Performance: January 3, 2010
  • Venue: New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street, NYC

Production Credits

  • Produced by: Jean Cheever & Tom Polum
  • Direction by: John Rando
  • Book & Lyrics by: David Bryan
  • Production Stage Manager: Kelly Hance
  • Production Manager: Robert Mahon
  • Scenic Design by : Beowulf Boritt
  • Costume Design by: David Woodlard
  • Lighting Design by: Ken Posner
  • Sound Design by: Kurt Fischer

About the Show

He’s New Jersey’s first Superhero and he takes to the stage in this rock ‘n roll monster of a comedy. Thrown into a vat of toxic goo by two bullies, a mild-mannered science student named Melvin Ferd the Third is reborn as a one-of-a-kind environmental crusader, THE TOXIC AVENGER! Armed with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark, he’s out to save New Jersey, end global warming and woo the prettiest, blindest librarian in town. He’ll leave you laughing in the aisles as he rocks the house and saves the earth for all of mankind. The Toxic Avenger, based on the 1985 classic cult film by Troma Studios, features music and lyrics by David Bryan (keyboardist and founding member of Bon Jovi), book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and is directed by John Rando (Urinetown).