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BroadwayHD Acquires The Toxic Avenger

The streaming service will premiere the Joe DiPietro-David Bryan musical at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.

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The Toxic Avenger creators David Bryan and Joe DiPietro alongside John Rando, director of the off-Broadway production in 2009, and Lloyd Kaufman, director of the original 1985 film.
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The live theater on-demand streaming service BroadwayHD announced that it had acquired The Toxic Avenger and that it would premiere the show at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) on April 7.

Based on Lloyd Kaufman's 1985 cult film, The Toxic Avenger, featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro with music and lyrics by David Bryan, tells the story of an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor, an onstage band, and two guys who play...well, everyone else...bullies, mobsters, old ladies, and stiletto-wearing backup singers.

The premiere at C2E2 will start at 7pm at the McCormick Center and feature a Q&A with Kaufman and DiPietro. It will be made available for streaming on BroadwayHD afterward.

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