Avenue Q celebrates 6th anniversary on Broadway
Avenue Q - winner of three 2004 Tony Awards, including Best Musical - will mark its 6th anniversary on Broadway on 31 Jul 2009. The musical began previews on Broadway on 11 Jul 2003, opened on 31 Jul 2003, and went on to win three 2004 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book of a Musical.
After 6 years on Broadway Avenue Q will play its final performance on 13 Sep 2009. It will have played 2,534 performances and 22 previews, surpassing 'The Producers' (on 17 Aug 2009), 'Annie,' 'Oklahoma!' and 'Pippin,' among many others to become the 20th longest running show in Broadway history.
The show opened to mostly excellent notices from the popular press: ï¿½Eminently likable.ï¿½ (New York Times);ï¿½Has so much to recommend it.ï¿½ (New Yorker ); ï¿½Good dirty fun.ï¿½; ï¿½Warmth and wit that will disarm the most jaded grown-ups.ï¿½ (USA Today); ï¿½Hip new musical comedy.ï¿½ (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 Harada (Christmas Eve), Danielle K. Thomas (Gary Coleman), Robert McClure (Princeton, Rod) and Anika Larsen (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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