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Avenue Q plays 2000th performance

The Broadway musical Avenue Q, winner of three 2004 Tony Awards - including Best Musical, will play its 2000th performance this evening (3 Jun 2008), making it the 25th longest-running production in Broadway history.

The show, currently selling tickets through to 9 Nov 2008, opened at the John Golden Theatre on 31 Jul 2003, following previews from the 11 Jul 2003.

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

The musical is about 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.

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), Rashidra Scott (Gary Coleman), Howie Michael Smith (Princeton, Rod) and Sarah Siles (Kate Monster, Lucy & others).

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

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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