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Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow

Nicholas Rodriguez, who recently joined The cast of the ABC-TV daytime soap opera "One Life To Live," set in the fictional town of Llanview, PA did double duty from July 1-19 when he spent his time in the "truly toxic" town of Tromaville, NJ in the award-winning Best New Musical The Toxic Avenger (2009 Outer Critics Circle Award for "Best New Off-Broadway Musical") while Drama Desk nominated original cast member Demond Green took a three-week break from the show.

Rodriguez has been a member of The cast of The Toxic Avenger understudying all the male roles since the show began performances at New York's New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.).

BroadwayWorld.com's cameras caught the July 19th performance as Nicholas took his well deserved bows after the show!

The Toxic Avenger is a charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all -- an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play...well, everyone else...bullies, mobsters, old ladies, and stiletto-wearing back-up singers. The show also features the most memorable and unbelievable duet you'll ever see on any New York stage. Audiences from teenagers to senior citizens love this hilarious new hit musical! Easily 1,000 laughs.

The Toxic Avenger stars Celina Carvajal, Nick Cordero, Demond Green Nancy Opel and Jonathan Root.

Diana DeGarmo, Season 3 "American Idol" runner-up and Broadway vet is returning to the New York stage where, beginning Friday, August 14th, she will assume the role of Sarah, the sexy, blind librarian in The Toxic Avenger - named the "Best New Off-Broadway Musical" by the Outer Critics Circle.

Featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), music byDavid Bryan (Bon Jovi) and direction by Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown), The Toxic Avenger is playing an open-ended run at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street).

The production team for The Toxic Avenger includes: Beowolf Boritt (Scenic Design), David C. Woolard (Costume Design), Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Kurt Fischer (Sound Design),Mark Adam Rampmeyer (Hair & Make-Up Design), John Dods (Prosthetics & Special Effects Design), Rick Sordelet & David DeBesse (Fight Direction), Wendy Seyb (Choreographer), David Bryan & Chris Jahnke (Orchestrations) and Doug Katsaros (Music Director). 

The performance schedule for The Toxic Avenger is: Monday, Wednesday - Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 4 & 8PM and Sunday at 3 & 7:30PM. Tickets are $51.50 & $71.50 and may be purchased through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200/www.telecharge.com. The original cast recording (Time Life) is in stores now and available on iTunes.

For further information and fun online content, please visit the show's official web site (TheToxicAvengerMusical.com).

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
THE TOXIC AVENGER at the New World Stages

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Is that the real 'TOXIE'?

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
THE TOXIC AVENGER

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
THE TOXIC AVENGER

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nick Cordero and Celina Carvajal

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez, Nancy Opel, Nick Cordero, Celina Carvajal and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez, Nancy Opel, Nick Cordero, Celina Carvajal and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nick Cordero and Celina Carvajal

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez, Nancy Opel, Nick Cordero, Celina Carvajal and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nick Cordero and the band rock out!

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez, Nancy Opel and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez, Nancy Opel and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez, Nancy Opel and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez, Nancy Opel and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez, Nancy Opel and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Celina Carvajal

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez, Nancy Opel, Celina Carvajal and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Celina Carvajal

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez, Nancy Opel, Nick Cordero, Celina Carvajal and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nick Cordero

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nick Cordero

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez, Nancy Opel, Nick Cordero, Celina Carvajal and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez, Nancy Opel, Nick Cordero, Celina Carvajal and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez, Nancy Opel, Nick Cordero, Celina Carvajal and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez, Nancy Opel, Nick Cordero, Celina Carvajal and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nick Cordero and Nicholas Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez and Nancy Opel

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez and Nancy Opel

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Nicholas Rodriguez and Nancy Opel

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
Jonathan Root, Celina Carvajal, Nick Cordero, Nancy Opel, and Nicholas Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: BWW Visits 'THE TOXIC AVENGER' - Nicholas Rodriguez Takes A Bow
THE TOXIC AVENGER at the New World Stages Theatre



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