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Avenue Q

Avenue Q

John Golden Theatre

2hrs, 15mins (1 Intermission)

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Tony-winning musical Avenue Q is the hilarious and heartfelt story of a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York with big dreams and little money. He can only afford ...

Theater Info

John Golden Theatre
252 West 45th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Preview
Oct 09, 2009

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Video

for Avenue Q
On the Scene:  Photo Shoot of the Final Cast of Avenue Q

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Story

for Avenue Q

Set on a mythical down-and-out New York City block, Avenue Q uses a cast of human and puppet characters to comically question the meaning of life—or, as the show puts it, finding one’s purpose. Armed with a B.A. in English, a puppet named Princeton arrives on Avenue Q and meets the neighbors: Brian, an out-of-work comedian, and his therapist fiancée, Christmas Eve; puppet roommates Nicky and Rod (a closeted Republican investment banker); puppet internet addict Trekkie Monster; Kate Monster, a cute puppet teaching assistant; and the building’s superintendent, Gary Coleman (portrayed by an African-American woman). As each character searches for his or her place in the world, the show hilariously skewers racism, careerism, dating, therapy and more.

Reviews

for Avenue Q

The smartest, most perverse puppet show in town.

Review by Nancy Sidewater from Entertainment Weekly

A thoroughly infectious musical that qualifies as a serious blessing.

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times

Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, who supplied the concept, music and lyrics of Avenue Q, took a kiddie show—inspirational values and all—and roughly turned it inside out. It still offers moral values but gives them a sweet, very funny but cheerfully satiric twist. It is, of necessity, cartoonish but never ill-tempered… This young-at-heart show is good dirty fun.

Review by Clive Barnes from The New York Post

The show has a sassy charm, a quirky sense of humor that successfully negotiates two very different styles that take these Muppet-style creatures much further than Jim Henson ever went.

Review by Michael Kuchwara from The Associated Press

The most cleverly audacious stage musical I have ever seen… The entire production team deserves the highest praise for turning Avenue Q into something far greater than simple parody. With its compelling characters and simple truths, Avenue Q is the most human of comedies.

Review by Roma Torre from NY1

Cast

for Avenue Q
Princeton/Rod
Rob McClure
Nicky/Trekkie Monster
Christian Anderson
Christmas Eve
Ann Harada
Mrs. T/Bear
Jennifer Barnhart

Creative

for Avenue Q
Music and Lyrics
Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book
Jeff Whitty
Director
Jason Moore
Puppets Conceived and Designed by
Rick Lyon
Set Designer
Anna Louizos
Costume Designer
Mirena Rada
Lighting Designer
Howell Binkley
Sound Designer
Acme Sound Partners

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