Avenue Q: Carey Anderson to return to the roles of 'Kate Monster' and 'Lucy'

Carey Anderson will once again play the roles of 'Kate Monster' and 'Lucy' in the Broadway production of Avenue Q from 26 Nov 2008. Anderson assumes the role from Carlson Romano.

Anderson played the roles of 'Kate Monster' and 'Lucy' for the first time from 8 Jul - 28 Sep 2008 before taking to the road in the musical's national tour.

Anderson made her Broadway debut starring as 'Sophie Sheridan' in the Broadway production of Mamma Mia.

Avenue Q, the winner of three 2004 Tony Awards - including Best Musical, played its 2000th performance on Broadway on 3 Jun 2008.

Avenue Q currently features Christian Anderson (Nicky, Trekkie Monster, Bear and Others), Jennifer Barnhart (Mrs. T, Bear & Others), Nicholas Kohn (Brian), Ann Sanders (Christmas Eve), Carla Renata (Gary Coleman), Howie Michael Smith (Princeton, Rod) and Carlson Romano (Kate Monster, Lucy & others).

The musical is about a charming yet rundown outer-borough neighborhood, 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.

Avenue Q opened at the John Golden Theatre on the 31 Jul 2003, following previews from the 11 Jul 2003.

The show opened to terrific notices from the popular press in July 2003: BEN BRENTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says �eminently likable.� HILTON ALS of THE NEW YORKER says the show �has so much to recommend it.� CLIVE BARNES of NEW YORK POST says �Good dirty fun.� ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says �warmth and wit that will disarm the most jaded grown-ups.� KATE BETTS of TIME MAGAZINE says �hip new musical comedy.�

Avenue Q is directed by Jason Moore and choreographed by Ken Roberson. It is produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller.

The musical has music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.

Set design is by Mirena Rada with puppet design by Rick Lyon, costumes by Mirena Rada, lighting by Howell Binkley and sound by Acme Sound Partners

Avenue Q won three 2004 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.

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