Avenue Q is the best show of the year! Just when you're wheezing with laughter from the hummable, hilarious tunes, you're blindsided by a beautifully sincere love song. There's no handy way to describe 'AVENUE Q,' except as one of the funniest shows you're ever likely to see." Entertainment Weekly
"A thoroughly infectious musical that qualifies as a serious blessing." Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"Rekindles your faith in the American musical." Peter Marks, The Washington Post
Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fianceé Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
So what are you waiting for? 'Q' up for tickets today!
Strobe lights are used in this show.
Stacie Bono, Grace Choi, Matt Dengler, Jason Jacoby, Nicholas Kohn, Veronica Kuehn, Danielle K. Thomas
Music/Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book: Jeff Whitty
Based on an original concept by: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Director: Jason Moore
Nominated for 6 2004 Tony Awards
Best Musical - Winner!
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical - John Tartaglia
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Best Direction of a Musical - Jason Moore
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre - Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx - Winner!
Best Book of a Musical - Jeff Whitty - Winner!
2003 Lucille Lortel Award
2003 Outer Critics Circle Nomination:
Winner 2004 Outer Critics Circle Award: