Avenue Q will close 4 weeks later than scheduled

The Tony Award-winning musical will now play its final performance at New World Stages on May 26, 2019.

Veronica Kuehn

Producers of the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Avenue Q have announced that the production has added an extra four weeks to its off-Broadway run. It will now play its final performance at New World Stages on May 26, 2019, instead of the previously announced April 28 closing date. Upon closing, the production will have played a total of 6,569 performances since its first Broadway preview on July 14, 2003.

Avenue Q features music & lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, with a book by Jeff Whitty, and is directed by Jason Moore.

Synopsis: "Avenue Q is set in a rundown outer-borough neighbourhood, where the residents - both puppets and humans - deal with everyday New York challenges like getting a job, falling in love and discovering their purpose in life."

The current off-Broadway cast of Avenue Q includes Grace Choi (as Christmas Eve), Matt Dengler (as Princeton and Rod), Jamie Glickman (as Mrs. T., Bear & Others), Jason Jacoby (as Nicky, Trekkie Monster, Bear & Others), Nicholas Kohn (as Brian), Veronica J. Kuehn (as Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut), and Lacretta (as Gary Coleman).

Ensemble members include Katie Boren and newcomer Rob Morrison, and swings include Michael Liscio, Jr. and Imari Hardon.

The creative team features puppets conceived and designed by Rick Lyon, musical supervision by Stephen Oremus, choreography by Ken Roberson, scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Mirena Rada, lighting design by Howell Binkley, and sound design by Acme Sound Partners.

Avenue Q debuted off-Broadway, co-produced by The New Group and the Vineyard Theatre, in March 2003 and transferred to Broadway's Golden Theatre in July 2003. The show went on to win the 2004 Tony Awards for "Best Musical," "Best Score" (for Mr. Lopez and Mr. Marx), and "Best Book of a Musical" (for Mr. Whitty), and to enjoy a Broadway run of more than 6 years, closing on September 13, 2009. The production moved to Off-Broadway's New World Stages on October 9, 2009, and officially opened on October 21. 

The musical comedy is produced at New World Stages by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, The Vineyard Theatre and The New Group.

Avenue Q Tickets are available now.

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