Lloyd Kaufman of Troma has spilled the beans on the latest Toxie effort, and this time he's hitting the stage with 'Toxic Avenger: The Musical'.
“Some excellent theatrical producers, the folks that brought you DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, are going to be producing TOXIC AVENGER: THE MUSICAL,” Kaufman tells Icons of Fright.
“If that wasn’t enough, they have engaged David Bryan, who is a member of Bon Jovi. He’s written the music for it, and it’s great. They’ve got a big-time director attached. Apparently, they’re going to start trying it out of town in Newark, New Jersey, which is one of the original Tromavilles. We filmed there back in the good old days. The original TOXIC AVENGER was filmed in and around Newark. So it’s all coming around in a big, beautiful triangle.”
While there have been a couple of musical Toxie fan productions over the years, Kaufman notes, “This is the real TOXIC AVENGER: THE MUSICAL with a real professional producing team, and hopefully something will happen with it. I’ve been to a table reading of it, and David Bryan’s music is really terrific. The songs are witty, and the script is very faithful to Toxie yet allows for the singing and dancing.”