Troma Inspired Musical Hailed by Critics!!

Tony Award-Winning Team Joe DiPietro and Bon Jovi’s David Bryan’s

The Toxic Avenger-the Musical

 is Triumphant in  London Since Premiering at the Southwark Playhouse on April 22nd, 2016
“Talented Cast, an Exhiliarating Score and the Ability to Make you Laugh Until You Ache” –Theatre Weekly
UK Critics laude the Troma inspired musical as reviews pour in since the show premiered at the Southwark Playhouse on April 22nd, 2016!
The Toxic Avenger-the Musical! is sweeping the London theatre scene with high marks from the critics of esteemed British and international publications like The Telegraph, TimeOut London, What’s on Stage, West End Frame and The Stage, among many others, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.
Mark Anderson has been nominated for an “Offie Award” for his role as “New Jersey’s Only Superhero”, Toxie. 
Magnanimous reviews for the British premiere of Joe DiPietro and Bon Jovi’s David Bryan’s The Toxic Avenger- the Musical!, which made it’s London Premiere on April 22nd, 2016 at Southwark Playhouse in London, are pouring in! The performance, inspired by Troma Entertainment’s 1984 cult superhero movie, The Toxic Avenger, is a smash success in the UK, with a celebrated 5 Star honor from London’s The Telegraph, who describe the production as “slick and witty”. The Telegraph goes on,  “The cast are phenomenal singers, bringing scorching vocal range to Bryan’s earworm tunes, and squeezing every last drop of comedy out of their deliciously juvenile lyrics (‘When your head looks decayed, it’s hard to get laid’).”  Reactions from the press make it clear that the Tromatic essence of the musical is brilliantly conveyed, for example   Time Out London which gave the show 4 Stars,  called the The Toxic Avenger- the Musical! a  “deliciously lurid and joyously daft”, themes definitively associated with Troma Entertainment.

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Due to Popular Demand! 17th Annual TromaDance Film Festival Has Extended Submissions Deadline Until May 23rd, 2016!!

TromaDance is Free to Enter and Welcomes Movies of All Genres!

With the April 30th cut-off date fast approaching, filmmakers internationally put out a gracious plea to Troma Entertainment for an extension of the submission deadline into the TromaDance Film Festival . Troma has listened to the prospective contributors and has extended the deadline for submissions into TromaDance, Troma Entertaiment’s free-to-enter independent film festival to May 23rd, 2016,  it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of “The Toxic Avenger.”

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“Post-Teenage Angst” by Kill My Coquette on Troma Movies YouTube

Director of B.C. Butcher and W Magazine 2016 “People to Watch” Selection 19 Year Old Kansas Bowling 
Premieres New Music Video Today, “Post-Teenage Angst” by Kill My Coquette on Troma Movies YouTube

With special appearances by

Presented by the Troma Institute for Gifted Youth

First inductee into the Troma Institute for Gifted Youth, 19 year old Kansas Bowling, has just released a music video for Los Angeles female fronted rock-n-roll band Kill My Coquette. The song, “Post-Teenage Angst” is the 5th track on the debut EP for Kill My Coquette. The music video is will premiere on the Troma Movies YouTube channel, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.

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Monster MAY-Hem Week

Chubbies  by Mike Hartman is the World Premiere for May’s “MONSTER MAY-HEM” on TROMA NOW!!!

MONSTER MAY-HEM” is the theme of the month for May on Troma Now, Troma Entertainment’s subscription video-on-demand service that highlights exclusive content, World-Premieres and commercial-free movie and episode streaming for subscribers! May’s World-Premiere featured on Troma Now is Mike Hartman’s terrifying Chubbies, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of, The Toxic Avenger. Read more…

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Saturday, April 30th 2016 at Lucky 13 Saloon in Brooklyn
TromaDance Film Festival, which is in its 17th year, will give birth to an additional free independent film festival.  The first ever TROMAnimation Film Festival, organized by Gary Trimarchi, animation consultant and animation curator of the exhibition, set to take place at the NYC landmark Lucky 13 Saloon in Brooklyn, NY on April 30, 2016, it  was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of “The Toxic Avenger.”
 TROMAnimation , like TromaDance, does not require a fee to submit and the event will be admission free for a ttendees.  Selections will be made based on open-genre submissions and promises to feature over five hours of animations from 6 PM-11 PM on Saturday, April 30th.  Important to note is that any animation that has been or will be submitted to the TromaDance film festival will also be considered in selections for the TROMAnimation Film Festival. The contact to submit to TROMAnimation is The form for submission to the TromaDance festival is available at
Animation by Featured Guest at TROMAnimation, Ukino Joe
Troma has announced that several legendary animators will be in attendance, including an”Emmy Award winning mystery animator”, slated to give an introduction to open the night.
Animation by TROMAnimation panelist, Max Atoms
Featured guests like  Maxwell Atoms will premiere his lost student film which served as the basis for his series  The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy,  along with John Dilworth, creator of Courage of the Cowardly Dog, will be screening their films and also will be hosting a Q&A panel. Other notable animators include Jonathan “Ukino Joe” Gran, a popular web animator whose offbeat shorts have garnered over 50 million views.
Animation by TROMAnimation panelist, John Dilworth
It comes as no surprise that Troma Entertainment, historically an advocate of independent artists and filmmakers of all genres , would expand their support to include animators and cartoonists all over the world.
All entries and inquiries to TROMAnimation  can be sent to The deadline to submit is April 15th, 2016 and all genres of animation are welcome, including hand-drawn, 2-D, 3-D, digital and experinmental.
TROMAnimation Film Festival
Saturday, April 30th, 2016
Lucky 13 Saloon
644 Sackett St. Brooklyn, NY
Free Admission, All Ages

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Toxic vengeance is upon us during El Rey Network ‘ s TOXIC AVENGER Earth Day Marathon!
Pack your bags because El Rey Network will be transporting you to Tromaville, New Jersey for some ass-kicking toxic vengeance with the classic TOXIC AVENGER films, as well as the animated cartoon series, TOXIC CRUSADERS. This is first time Toxie will be fighting crime on El Rey , so, don ‘ t miss out on all the superhero comedy to come! Melvin Ferd ‘ s transformation from 98 pounds of solid nerd into The Toxic Avenger will begin on Friday, April 22 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, and he ‘ ll fight crime throughout the weekend until Monday, April 25 at 6:00 AM ET/PT.

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Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner Specials #3 LIVE from the Trocadero in Philadelphia!! Elbow-Drops NOW on Troma Movies YouTube!!

Featuring “Angry Video Game Nerd”, musical guest “Dingleberry Dynasty” and More!
Kabukiman’s Cocktail Specials #3: Live from the Trocadero  is available NOW on Troma Movie’s YouTube!!
Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner, Troma Entertainment’s YouTube cult webisode spectacular created by John Brennan in 2015, has just added Episode Three to the repertoire of mid-season series Kabukiman’s Cocktail SpecialsKabukiman’s Cocktail Specials #3: Live from the Trocadero,  the latest in the hilarious show, is now available on the Troma Movies YouTube channel , it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.
Troma President and creator of the original  Sgt.  Kabukiman character, Lloyd Kaufman (left), made a visit to Philadelphia, the city where the traveling robot (right) was mangled!!  (Photo Credit: Crystal Dunn)

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TromaMardi Gras in NOLA!

Lloyd Kaufman Will be Appearing at the Legendary Prytania Theatre in 
New Orleans this Weekend; Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 10th
Troma classics  The Toxic Avenger and  Class of Nuke ‘Em High will be featured movies at The Prytania Theatre in New Orleans this weekend, April 8th and 9th. FREE signatures and photo opportunities with Lloyd Kaufman and Toxie!
The legendary 100 year old Prytania Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana will be hosting Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger plus  screenings of two classic films by Troma Entertainment this weekend, April 8th and 9th. The Tromasterpieces on the bill are the original director cut versions of  The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke ‘Em High , it was announced today by Elizabeth D’Ambrosio, spokesperson for Troma Entertainment.
Both films will be followed by a Q & A with director Lloyd Kaufman, who will be available for signing FREE autographs and FREE photo opportunities with audience members.
Troma fans and curious newcomers will be afforded the rare opportunity to see the two celebrated movies on the big screen.  The Toxic Avenger, hilarious and unprecedented 1984 hit action-comedy by Kaufman  that inspired 3 sequels as well as a hit cartoon series is scheduled to show on Friday, April 8th at 10 PM. Mr. Kaufman will host a Q & A after the movie.
Class of Nuke ‘Em High is Saturday, April 9th’s featured film, which will also be shown in the 10 pm slot at the Prytania Theatre.  2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Class of Nuke ‘Em High, which also spun three sequels plus a recent addition to the series, Lloyd Kaufman’s 2013 release, Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1  and the soon to be released work-in-progress, Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 2 . There is a Q & A scheduled after the movie.
To purchase tickets or for more information please visit the theatre’s webpage at  Prytania Theatre New Orleans.
The Prytania Theatre New Orleans
5339 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

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Bowling for Brilliance! You ARE in Kansas Anymore

19 Year Old Kansas Bowling, director of   B.C. Butcher

Featured by “W” Magazine as “Who’s Next” in the April 2016 Up and Comers Issue

Kansas Bowling, lover of Troma, Monkees and Retro, ushers in the avante-garde of cool, business savvy creatives from Gen Z
Troma has discovered many stars; James Gunn, Trey Parker and a constellation of others. Now 19 year old rising Troma filmmaker Kansas Bowling is among the young stars of the future featured  in the April 2016 issue of “W” Magazine, the nation’s largest and most highly recognized sartorial publications. “W” has focused their attention on Kansas Bowling as an exclusive member of the new guard   of up and coming geniuses from all creative genres, specifically concentrating on those that represent Gen Z.  Bowling, director of the recent Troma red-carpet release B.C. Butcher,  is among the highly-regarded talent featured in the editorial.
Kansas has been accurately portrayed as a sharp and savvy filmmaker with enough wit and foresight to fund her entire feature length film using means ranging from indie go-go to busing tables to getting low-budget producers to write a check, without every sacrificing her artistic intention to shoot B.C. Butcher on 16 mm film, states Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.
Other contenders of the Gen Z “Who’s Next” feature in “W” include model and daughter to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, singer and actress Zendaya and American actress Kerinan Shipka, most famously known for her role as Don Draper’s young daughter, Sally Draper in the wildly popular television success “Mad Men”.
It is believed that due to an error, Kansas Bowling’s picture was left off of this photo.

Bowling, whose film has been well received and was screened on March 3rd at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood as the inaugural event for American Cinematheque’s “Women Underground”, is already onto her next project and continues to work hard at promoting B.C. Butcher by attending conventions, organizing appearances and generating media coverage with interviews. “W” Magazine and Troma Entertainment surely did not miss the mark in identifying Ms. Bowling as a talented and beautiful young prodigy with a bright future. Lloyd Kaufman, Executive Producer of B.C. Butcher and an early supporter of Kansas Bowling has described her as, “The next James Gunn”, referring to the past member of the Troma Team who got his feet wet in filmmaking on Troma sets and directed Troma’s legendary Tromeo and Juliet, who as we know went on to achieve great accomplishments in movie magic with films like Guardian of the Galaxy.

B.C. Butcher is Kansas Bowling’s directorial debut, which she completed at age 17

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Premiere in London, UK!!! at the Southwark Playhouse April 22-May 21, 2016
Get bevvied up and tip your bloody hats because The Toxic Avenger makes his singing and dancing London debut on April 22nd!!
The British premiere of super-monster mop boy rock ‘n’ roll award winning musical comedy from the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Memphis, Joe DiPietro and Bon Jovi’s David Bryan, and based on the 1984 cult classic film from Troma Entertainment comes to Southwark Playhouse for a five-week run, it was announced today by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, in association with the King’s Head Theatre, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions and Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.

The musical is not only a superhero monster adventure but also a sweet love story between ‘Toxie’ and a beautiful blind librarian
The tale of The Toxic Avenger Musical unfolds at a time when the citizens of  Tromaville are in dire straits and desperately in need of a hero. Enter Melvin, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem, with his trusty and ultimately iconic spaghetti mop. When a corrupt Mayor and her government goons try to stop his heroic feat, Melvin is tossed into a vat of toxic waste and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey’s first superhero!
Joe DiPietro (left) and Bon Jovi’s David Bryan (right) co-created The Toxic Avenger Musical  based on Lloyd Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger

‘Toxie’ is a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart to match. Driven by a mission to save New Jersey, end global warming, woo a beautiful and blind librarian and get home in time for dinner, The Toxic Avenger Musical is a sweet love story with an environmental message of the peril our planet faces if we continue to neglect and destroy it . Prepare to laugh, scream and sing as ‘Toxie’ rocks the house and saves the day. The musical is p resented  by arrangement with  Josef Weinberger, on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment, created  The Toxic Avenger in 1984 and from that the film, in the wake of it’s great success, spawned 3 sequels.
The Toxic Avenger Musical is b ased on Lloyd Kaufman’s film,  The Toxic Avenger, Troma Entertainment’s tour-de-force comedy action horror that spawned three glorious sequels as well as a televised cartoon series, The Toxic Crusader. The performance  is set to run from April 22-May 21, 2016 at the Southwark Playhouse in London, UK. Tickets are 20 pounds in advance and 25 pounds at the gate. Tickets can be purchased here.
Troma Entertainment endorses and supports the toe-tapping headbanging musical in a promotion available here, on Troma Movies YouTubechannel.
A teaser for the film is available on the Southwark Playhouse Theatre’swebsite, here.
Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD
020 7407 0234
The Toxic Avenger Musical will run for 5 weeks at Southwark Playhouse in London, UK

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