Avenue Q celebrates 5th anniversary on Broadway

Avenue Q - winner of three 2004 Tony Awards, including Best Musical - will celebrate its 5th anniversary on Broadway on 31 Jul 2008.

The show opened at the John Golden Theatre on 31 Jul 2003, following previews from the 11 Jul 2003, and is currently booking through to 14 Dec 2008.

The show opened to mostly excellent notices from the popular press: �Eminently likable.� (New York Times);�Has so much to recommend it.� (New Yorker ); �Good dirty fun.�; �Warmth and wit that will disarm the most jaded grown-ups.� (USA Today); �Hip new musical comedy.� (Time Magazine).

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

Avenue Q currently stars 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 Carey Anderson (Kate Monster, Lucy & others).

The musical is about a 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 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.

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