Avenue Q plays its 1,500th performance on Broadway

Avenue Q - winner of three 2004 Tony Awards, including Best Musical - will play its 1,500th performance on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre on 4 Mar 2007.

The Avenue Q company will officially mark the occasion at the 5 Mar 2007 performance - with a brief, onstage ceremony following the show - when members of the original cast, all subsequent cast replacements on Broadway, and members of the Las Vegas Q company are expected in the audience.

Avenue Q opened at the John Golden Theatre on the 31 Jul 2003, following previews from the 11 Jul 2003. The musical is currently booking to the 19 Aug 2007.

The show opened to mostly excellent notices from the popular press: Ben Brentley of the New York Times said �eminently likable.� Hilton Als of The New Yorker wrote the show �has so much to recommend it.� Clive Barnes of the New York Post said �Good dirty fun.� Elysa Gardner of USA Today praised the show as having �warmth and wit that will disarm the most jaded grown-ups.� and Kate Betts of Time Magazine said �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.

Avenue Q currently stars Jennifer Barnhart (Mrs. T, Bear & Others), Robert McClure (Nicky, Trekkie Monster, Bear and Others), Mary Faber (Kate Monster, Lucy & others), Haneefah Wood (Gary Coleman), Howie Michael Smith (Princeton, Rod), Evan Harrington (Brian) and Ann Sanders (Christmas Eve).

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 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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