Avenue Q Details
Avenue Q was originally conceived as a television show, but instead made its onstage debut off-Broadway in March of 2003. The show was a massive hit, transferring to Broadway that same year in July. Avenue Q ended its Broadway run in September of 2009 after more than 3,000 shows, then reopened at the New World Stages in October 2009 where it has been playing ever since. Billed as the funniest and freshest show in New York, this laugh out loud comedy is definitely a must see.
Avenue Q has enjoyed success internationally, touring from South America, to Europe and Asia and even Australia. International tours started in 2009 and continue to run in 2017. Avenue Q is a comedic masterpiece that shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
But it’s not just audiences that enjoy this witty, sometimes crass look at the lives of recent college grad Princeton and his new neighbors. Avenue Q won 3 Tony Awards in 2004: Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. With all the buzz surrounding this delightful look into the lives of normal, everyday people, it’s easy to see why audiences love Avenue Q.
Ben Durocher makes his off-Broadway debut in the roles of Princeton and Rod. He is a lifelong student of puppetry, even working with the famed Jim Henson Company. Durocher’s theater credits include the national tour of John Tartaglia’s InmaginOcean, and playing Woody in Disney Cruise Line’s production of Toy Story. A native Canadian who has performed the National Anthem at Yankee Stadium, Ben is a gifted singer and a wonderful addition to this delightful cast.
Dana Steingold brings her vast talent to Avenue Q, playing the parts of Kate Monster and Lucy, as well as a few unnamed characters that flow in and out of the lives of the main characters. A veteran of the stage both on Broadway and off, Dana Steingold has performed in numerous shows including Hairspray, Into the Woods, High School Musical 2, and Grease. Versatile and driven, she also lends her voice to the character Saraline Timbers on Nickelodeon’s newest series, Welcome to the Waynes.
Avenue Q Show Dates
Avenue Q is currently playing at the New World Stages on 50th street, and is scheduled to close on February 18th, 2018. As with all shows, the schedule may change, adding shows when audience can’t get enough of this delightful production, so make sure to check for updates.
While the cast of Avenue Q includes adorable puppets, this show is not suitable for children. Parents are cautioned to use their discretion and consider the maturity of their child, noting the Avenue Q addresses issues involving sex, alcohol, and internet pornography. The humorous take on real-life topics appeal to teenagers and adults alike, so older teens will enjoy this hilariously colorful show, as will some younger teens.
Avenue Q Runtime
Avenue Q’s official runtime is about average for a Broadway show and runs about 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission. As with any live show, it could run slightly shorter or slightly longer.