Saturday, August 14, 2010
A new chapter of The Diner is up and ready for your reading pleasure.
Joe DiPietro & David Bryan's The Toxic Avenger to Open in Korea
The recent Off-Broadway musical The Toxic Avenger will make its Asian premiere Aug. 14 at the KT&G Sangsang Art Hall in Seoul, Korea.
The production will feature Oh Man-seok as Melvin Ferd the Third and Toxie, and Hong Jim-min as Babs Belgoody and Ma Ferd.
According to press notes, "The Toxic Avenger is both a charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical — complete with an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend (a blind librarian and aspiring novelist), a corrupt New Jersey mayor and the most memorable and unbelievable duet you’ll see on any stage! Toxie fights against corrupt power and environmental pollution to save the earth and is hailed as a 'toxic hero' by its citizens."
Based on the 1985 cult film directed by Lloyd Kaufman, The Toxic Avenger features music and lyrics by Tony Award winners David Bryan and Joe DiPietro (Memphis). DiPietro wrote the book of the show, which was named Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical at the 2009 Outer Critics Circle Awards. John Rando directed the Off-Broadway production.
For more information, visit thetoxicavengermusical.com.
Looks like Jon thoroughly enjoyed himself today at the combined practice of Pats and Saints at Gillette Stadium!
Jon Bon Jovi is in the house at Gillette Stadium
FOXBOROUGH -- The Bon Jovi 2005 hit "Have a nice day" blared over the speakers during the morning practice, and that was a harbinger for the real deal as Jon Bon Jovi himself made his way to the Gillette Stadium practice fields just before 10 a.m. this morning.
Bon Jovi, making his annual visit to Foxborough to see the Patriots practice, was accompanied by Patriots owner Robert Kraft as they stopped by to chat with New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson during the morning practice today.
"I just told a local station, I look forward to when we've got three of them [Super Bowl championships]," Benson said to Kraft. "You know what, I hope we're playing you in the game" Kraft said. Benson replied, "Me too, me too. That'd be great, and we've got a good relationship."
From Hangin' in the Hamptons...
Jon Bon Jovi turns out in Bridgehampton