Conceived by Robert Lopez and Marx who wrote the music and lyrics, Avenue Q is a musical performed by actors who manipulate puppets, that explores the joys and tribulations of approaching adulthood. The show, originally directed by Jason Moore with the book written by Jeff Whitty, is loosely autobiographical to the creative team's lives. It was initially developed at the 2002 National Music Theatre Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and eventually made it to Off Broadway by The New Group and the Vineyard Theatre in 2003. After rave reviews and a successful run, Avenue Q made it's Broadway debut in July 2003. The production is the winner of numerous awards, including a Tony Award for Best Musical. After running for 2,534 performances on theater row, Avenue Q transfers yet again to New World Stages on West 50th street as it continues to attract audiences worldwide. Those who acquire Avenue Q tickets are sure to enjoy a delightful experience in the theater.
Avenue Q Uses Puppets to Get the Point Across
Avenue Q in a Nutshell Avenue Q only ran on Broadway for six years (it's currently showing in NYC and other cities in off-Broadway venues), a short stint compared to shows like Cats, Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King, yet it's still regarded as a coming-of-age production and a modern Broadway classic. The…Read more