Don’t miss the cast of the Off-Broadway smash hit, THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL!
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THE CAST OF THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL CLEAN UP THE BIG APPLE COMIC CON WITH A VENGANCE! The cast of the blockbuster Off-Broadway THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL is coming to the Big Apple Comic Con on Saturday, October 17th! The cast, which includes Nick Cordero, Diana DeGarmo, Nancy Opel, Demond Green, Jonathan Root along with understudies Jason Wooten and Erin Leigh Peck will be signing from 1pm to 2pm!

Based on Lloyd Kaufman's cult classic film of the same name, THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL was written by Joe DiPietro, with music by David Bryan. DiPietro and Bryan collaborated on the lyrics.

THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL was first produced under the direction of John Rando at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey and opened on October 10, 2008. On April 6, 2009, it premiered in New York at New World Stages, where it received rave reviews from THE NEW YORK TIMES, TIME OUT MAGAZINE and THE NEW YORK POST. An original cast record was released nationwide on May 5 2009 and a Toronto production of the musical is scheduled to premiere on October 31, 2009 at the Danforth Music Hall.

The story follows Melvin Ferd, a hapless loser in love with a blind librarian named Sarah. Melvin becomes horribly mutated thanks the machinations of the "Good Earth Company" and the corrupt Mayor. Reborn as the “Toxic Avenger”, Melvin strikes back against the polluters and cleans up the state of New Jersey… with a vengeance!

ABOUT THE CAST: Nick Cordero (Toxie): Cordero created the role of Melivn/Toxie in New Jersey at the George St. Playhouse during the first production of THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL. In his native Canada, Codero has been seen as Che in EVITA, Jamie in THE LAST FIVE YEARS and Tony in TONY AND TINA’S WEDDING. Other selected credits include: EQUUS, BLOOD BROTHERS, CITY OF ANGELS & CLOSER THAN EVE.

Diana DeGarmo (Sarah): DeGarmo was a finalist in the third season of AMERICAN IDOL, after an extremely successful run that earned her a devoted fan-following. Post-AMERICAN IDOL, DeGarmo released her first album, BLUE SKIES in 2004. She has since returned to her country roots and is working on a new country-pop album. She has also appeared on Broadway in HAIRSPRAY and on tour in Brooklyn.

Nancy Opel (The Mayor): Opel is a graduate of the Juilliard School, whose Broadway credits include FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, URINETOWN, TRIUMPH OF LOVE, RING ROUND THE MOON, GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, ANYTHING GOES and EVITA. Opel has also appeared in several TV series, including LAW & ORDER, RYAN’S HOPE and ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Demond Green (Black Dude): Green has appeared in several regional productions, including A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, THE WIZ, HAIR and THE PEEP SHOW before joining George Street Playhouse’s production of THE TOXIC AVENGER.

Jonathan Root (White Dude) Root has appeared in productions of A FLEA IN HER EAR, LES MISERABLES, WAITING FOR GODOT and ROMEO AND JULIET.

Understudies: Erin Leigh Peck (u/s Sarah, Mayor): Peck has appeared on Broadway in GREASE, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES and BRIGHTON BEACH. She has also guest starred in several TV series, including LAW & ORDER SVU, AS THE WORLD TURNS, GUIDING LIGHT and ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Jason Wooten (u/s Melvin, Dudes): Wooten has appeared in Broadway productions of FOOTLOOSE, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, THE TIMES THEY ARE A’ CHANGIN’ and GREASE. He is also co-creator of the rock musical THE EXISTENTS.

The assembled cast of THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL is coming to the Big Apple Comic Con on Saturday October 17. 2009 to greet fans and sign autographs from 1pm to 2pm. Don’t miss your chance to meet this talented crew of performers!

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Big Apple Comic Con returns October 16-18, 2009 at Pier 94 in New York city.

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