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Avenue Q
Image:Avenue Q Playbill Cover.jpg
Playbill for the production
Music Robert Lopez
Jeff Marx
Lyrics Robert Lopez
Jeff Marx
Book Jeff Whitty
Productions 2003 Broadway
2005 Las Vegas
2006 West End
2007 Stockholm
2007 Helsinki
2007 North American Tour
2007 Manila
2007 Tel Aviv

2007 Canberra
2008 Moscow
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Awards Tony Award for Best Musical
Tony Award for Best Book
Tony Award for Best Original Score

Avenue Q is a Tony award-winning musical that was conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, who wrote the music and lyrics. The book is by Jeff Whitty. The show was produced by and opened at the Vineyard Theatre in 2002, an Off-Broadway producing house which is one of America's pre-eminent centers for the creation of new plays and musicals. The show was directed by Jason Moore. The production then transferred to Broadway in 2003 and won several Tony Awards, including the award for Best Musical. It is still running on Broadway and currently holds the position of 30th longest running musical in Broadway history. The show has spawned a 2005 Las Vegas production, a 2006 West End production and various international productions. A U.S. national tour began in July 2007. // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ... The Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical is the Tony awarded to the librettist(s) of the musical. ... The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical in that year. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Marx (left) and Lopez (right) Robert Lopez (born February 23, 1975) is an American composer and lyricist of musicals. ... Marx (left) and Lopez (right) Jeff Marx (born September 10, 1970) is a composer and lyricist of musicals. ... Jeff Whitty is a playwright who lives in New York City. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Jason Moore is an American director of theater and television. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... The Las Vegas metropolitan area, includes the Las Vegas Valley a 600 square mile (1600 km²) basin, and surrounding areas, that are part of Clark County in southern Nevada. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre...


The show is largely inspired by (and is in the style of) Sesame Street: Most of the characters in the show are puppets (operated by actors onstage), the set depicts several tenements on a rundown street in an "outer borough" of New York City, both the live characters and puppet characters sing, and short animated video clips are played as part of the story. Also, several characters are recognizably parodies of classic Sesame Street characters: for example, the roommates Rod and Nicky are versions of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie, and Trekkie Monster is based on Cookie Monster. However, the characters are in their twenties and thirties and face adult problems instead of those faced by pre-schoolers. The characters use profanity, and the songs concern adult themes. A recurring theme is the central character's search for a "purpose." Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... A puppet is any controlled character, whether formed by a shadow, strings, by the use of a glove, by direct mechanical contrivance (for example a cable-controlled figure for film or TV) or electronic guidance (such as a radio or infrared remote controller). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Rod is a puppet-played character from the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, Avenue Q. He was originally played by puppeteer John Tartaglia, but is currently played by Barrett Foa. ... Nicky, a diminutive form of the name Nicholas, may refer to the following: Nicky, a character in Avenue Q, a Broadway musical. ... Ernie and his rubber duckie with Bert in Sesame Street Bert and Ernie are two Muppets on the long-running PBS childrens television show Sesame Street. ... Trekkie Monster Trekkie Monster is a character in the Broadway musical Avenue Q. He lives in a second floor apartment in a building on Avenue Q, which is a run-down street situated somewhere way out in Brooklyn or Queens in New York City. ... This article is about the Sesame Street character. ...

Contents

Background

The show is explicitly an homage to the PBS children's television program Sesame Street. Both Marx and puppet designer/original cast member, Rick Lyon, have worked for Sesame Street, as have the other puppeteers in the original cast. Unlike Sesame Street, Avenue Q openly addresses adult topics such as racism, pornography, and homosexuality; in fact, because of its adult language and content and "full puppet nudity" (including simulated sex between puppets), the show specifically disclaims any connection to either Sesame Workshop (formerly known as the Children's Television Workshop) or The Jim Henson Company. In an interview with Britain's The Times, addressing the question of potential conflicts with Henson, Marx claimed, “During early previews in the States we invited Jim Henson's widow and children and they could see that what we were doing was an homage and love letter to 'Sesame Street.'”[1] Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Rick Lyon is a puppeteer from Rochester, New York, who has worked for Jim Henson Studios as one of the operators of Big Bird. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Gay bashing Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial... Porn redirects here. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... Sesame Workshop, formerly known as the Childrens Television Workshop (or CTW), is a non-profit organization behind the production of several educational childrens programs that have run on public broadcasting around the world (including PBS in the United States). ... Jim Hensen Company in Los Angeles The Jim Henson Company is an American company founded in 1958 by puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom (and the Kingdom of Great Britain before the United Kingdom existed) since 1788 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. ... Jim Henson, born James Maury Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990), was the most widely known American puppeteer in modern American television history. ...


The characters who are not puppets relate to the puppets, rather than to the actors holding them. The puppets also speak directly to each other and never to the actors operating them. During the course of the show, a puppet character may be operated by more than one of the actor-operators, although the same actor creates the voice for a particular puppet even if he or she is not holding the puppet at the time.


Plot overview

Princeton
Princeton
Nicky
Nicky
Kate Monster
Kate Monster
Nicky & Rod
Nicky & Rod

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Setting

As stated in the Broadway Playbill, the scene is a fictional street located "in an outer borough of New York City." Manhattan, the center of New York City, has Avenues A, B, C, and D, making up the Alphabet City neighborhood (now considered part of the East Village). Some say Avenue Q is the hypothetical extension of that sequence: far from Manhattan, where the rents are actually affordable for recent college graduates.[citation needed] The cover of the Playbill issue about The Producers. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... Alphabet City, formerly considered a slum, is now a trendy part of the East Village in lower Manhattan, New York City. ... Looking south from 6th Street down Second Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares through the East Village. ...


Alternately, Avenue Q could be in the Midwood and Gravesend area of Brooklyn, where there are also Avenues A, B, C, etc. all the way up to Avenue Z, with a few exceptions. One of the exceptions is Avenue Q; the street between Avenue P and Avenue R is known as Quentin Road, named for Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest son of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Q subway train, whose symbol used to be a Q in an orange circle resembling the Avenue Q logo, travels through this neighborhood. However, the authors have stated that Avenue Q is fictional and is not related to this or any other particular street. Midwood has a substantial population of Haredi Jews and Modern Orthodox Jews, many of whom live and worship in the side streets around Kings Highway Midwood is a neighborhood located in the south central part of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA, roughly halfway between Prospect Park and Coney... Gravesend was one of the original towns in the Dutch colony of Nieuw Amsterdam and became one of the original towns of Kings County in colonial New York. ... Lt. ... Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ... The Q Broadway Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ...


Act One

Princeton, a recent college graduate, is looking for an affordable apartment in New York City ("What Do You Do with a BA in English"). At Avenue Q, he meets a group of neighbors: Kate Monster, a single assistant kindergarten teacher; Nicky and Rod, two long-time roommates; Brian, an unemployed comedian; Christmas Eve, Brian's Japanese fiancée, who is a therapist but has no clients; and Gary Coleman, former child star of the TV show Diff'rent Strokes, now the apartment superintendent. They all complain about their lives ("It Sucks to Be Me"), and all agree that Gary's life sucks the most. Princeton takes an apartment, and everyone welcomes him to the block. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Diffrent Strokes is an American sitcom that aired on the NBC television network from 1978 to 1985, and on ABC from 1985 to 1986. ... The word super has several meanings: // Prefix First known as a prefix, meaning above, beyond, on top, besides, super- has a long history in the English language and has since evolved into a useful adjective and expletive as well. ...


Rod is reading a book about "Broadway musicals of the 1940s," when he is interrupted by Nicky, who wants to share a story about a gay man he met on the subway. Rod gets defensive at the mention of homosexuality, and Nicky assures his roommate that he would have no problem accepting Rod ("If You Were Gay"). Rod mentions two musicals, High Button Shoes and Pal Joey. Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority , an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and also known as MTA New York City Transit. ... High Button Shoes is a musical theater production, first staged at the New Century Theatre on Broadway on October 9, 1947. ... Pal Joey Studio cast album 1950 Pal Joey is a 1940 Broadway musical by American writer John OHara, with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. ...


The job that Princeton had lined up is eliminated and he needs a purpose in life. He finds a penny minted in his birthyear — a lucky omen ("Purpose"). Everyone explains their purpose in life. Gary is afraid he has already fulfilled his purpose. Kate says that she wants to open a school especially for monsters. When Princeton asks whether she and Trekkie Monster are related, Kate is offended at the implication that all monsters must be related, calling him racist. Princeton notes that her dream of a monster school is also exclusionary. Everyone comes in to join the song and all agree that "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist". In the American production Gary laughs about Polacks (but in the UK version, he laughs about the French). Princeton is approached by the Bad Idea Bears, two innocent-looking cuddly teddy bears who distract him from finding his purpose and encourage him to spend his money on beer. The following is a list of ethnic slurs, also known as ethnophaulisms, that are, or have been, used to refer to members of a given ethnicity (or, in some cases, nationality, region, or religion) in a derogatory or pejorative manner. ...


Kate receives a phone call from her boss, the unpleasant, humorless Mrs. Thistletwat, telling her that she has heart replacement surgery the next day and needs Kate to teach the morning class, and that Kate may teach on whatever subject she likes. Kate plans to teach about the Internet. Trekkie Monster and the other men frustrate her attempts at a lesson plan by telling her that "The Internet is for Porn." Princeton comes over to deliver a "Mix Tape", confirming her suspicions that he has a crush on her. Princeton invites Kate to the Around the Clock Café (a well known East Village haunt) that night. Looking south from 6th Street down Second Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares through the East Village. ...


At the café, Brian performs the opening act ("I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today") and introduces Lucy the Slut, who sings "Special". Kate refrains from drinking, as she has the important teaching assignment in the morning. Kate and Princeton are ready to go home, but the Bad Idea Bears suggest that they have some harmless Long Island Iced Teas (Absinthe Daiquiris in the London show) and play drinking games. While Kate retrieves a round of drinks, Lucy tells Princeton that when he's ready for a real woman, she'll be around. The Bad Idea Bears convince the tipsy Kate and Princeton to go home together and have sex. The tenants ask Gary Coleman to tell the wild lovers to quiet down, but Coleman says "You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want [When You're Making Love]". A sleepless Rod hears Nicky talking in his sleep about his attraction to Rod, who is jubilant that his secret crush is mutual. However, he wakes to discover that it was he who had been dreaming and is crushed to find out. Meanwhile, Kate and Princeton lie in bed happily. Princeton gives Kate his lucky penny to let her know how much she means to him ("Fantasies Come True"). A Long Island Iced Tea is a cocktail made with, among other ingredients, vodka, gin, tequila, and rum. ...


The next day, Mrs. Thistletwat calls: Kate has missed the morning class that she was supposed to teach. Mrs. Thistletwat calls Monsters lazy. Angry, Kate quits her job. Princeton asks Kate to be his girlfriend and to accompany him to Brian and Christmas Eve's wedding. At the wedding, the neighbors ask Nicky whether Rod is gay. Nicky confirms that Rod is a "closeted homosexual"; Rod overhears him and vehemently denies this – they simply have not met "My Girlfriend Who Lives in Canada". Rod throws Nicky out of their apartment. Princeton, scared of commitment after witnessing the wedding, breaks up with Kate, asking her to be friends. Kate is hurt and defiant: "There's a Fine, Fine Line" between love and a waste of time.


Act Two

Princeton sits alone in his apartment two weeks later. He is in debt, unemployed, alone, and still purposeless ("It Sucks to Be Me" [Reprise]). The Bad Idea Bears suggest hanging himself. The neighbors take Princeton outside to remind him that "There is Life Outside Your Apartment". Princeton decides to take Lucy the Slut home with him. Kate is jealous, and Christmas Eve explains that Kate is angry because she actually loves Princeton ("The More You Ruv Someone"), which pays homage to "I Have a Love" from "West Side Story". Kate stops by to give Princeton an invitation to meet her at the top of the Empire State Building. He is in the shower, so she leaves the letter, which Lucy promptly destroys. Nicky has stayed with neighbors since he was kicked out, but they are all fed up with his sloppiness and throw him out on the street. Nicky begs for money. Gary Coleman admits that he cannot help feeling a sense of "Schadenfreude" at Nicky's painful situation. This article is about the musical. ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, New York at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. ... Look up Schadenfreude in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Princeton looks for Lucy, who has left without saying goodbye. Kate, angry that Princeton seems to have stood her up, throws the penny that he gave her from the top of the Empire State Building. Far below, Lucy, passing by, is hit in the head by the penny and knocked into a coma. At the hospital, Kate and Princeton attempt to work out their problems, but Princeton is still not ready for commitment. Rod, depressed, consults with Christmas Eve, who comforts him. Everyone ponders what it would be like to return to happier times ("I Wish I Could Go Back to College").


Nicky, begging in the street, tells Princeton that he should be thinking about other people ("The Money Song"). Struck with inspiration, he determines to raise the money to build Kate's monster school. Nicky likewise realizes that, to get back to his apartment, he needs to help Rod by finding him a boyfriend. The neighbors raise some money ("The Money Song" [Reprise]), but not much (They attempt to resolve this by breaking the Fourth Wall and asking the audience for money). Trekkie Monster, finding out what the appeal is for, remembers his hellish school days and donates ten million dollars that he earned by investing in pornography ("School for Monsters"). The fourth wall is the imaginary invisible wall at the front of the stage in a proscenium theater, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. ...


Kate is delighted with the new school. Brian has a new job and Christmas Eve has a steady client (Rod), so they are leaving Avenue Q for the Lower East Side (In some performances, they move to Hell's Kitchen). Rod reveals, to no one's surprise, that he is gay. He invites Nicky back in. Nicky has found a boyfriend for Rod named Ricky, who looks just like Nicky, only more muscular. Meanwhile, the Bad Idea Bears have found Scientology, and Lucy has recovered to become a born-again Christian. Kate is impressed that Princeton has made her monster school a reality. Princeton asks her for a second chance, and Kate says they'll take it a day at a time ("There's a Fine, Fine Line" [Reprise]). Doctrine Practices Concepts People Public outreach Organization Controversy Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by American pulp fiction author L. Ron Hubbard in 1952 as an outgrowth of his earlier self-help system, Dianetics. ... Born again is a term used originally and mainly in Christianity, where it is associated with salvation, conversion and spiritual rebirth. ...


A new kid, just out of college with a BA in English, comes to look at Brian and Christmas Eve's for-rent apartment, and Princeton has a revelation: he must pass on everything he's learned. His purpose may be to put all his knowledge into a show. Everyone shoots the idea down, and the kid does not want Princeton's wisdom. Princeton worries that he may never find his purpose, but the others encourage him to cheer up. Life may be bad at the moment, but everything in life is only "For Now." The Black Crook (1866), considered by some historians to be the first musical[1] Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ...


Main characters

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List of songs

Act I
  • "The Avenue Q Theme" - Company
  • "What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?" - Princeton
  • "It Sucks to Be Me" - Brian, Kate Monster, Rod, Nicky, Christmas Eve, Gary Coleman, and Princeton
  • "If You Were Gay" - Nicky and Rod
  • "Purpose" - Princeton and Company
  • "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" - Princeton, Kate, Gary, Brian, and Christmas Eve
  • "The Internet Is for Porn" - Kate, Trekkie Monster, Brian, Gary Coleman, Rod, and Princeton
  • "Mix Tape" - Kate and Princeton
  • "I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today" - Brian
  • "Special" - Lucy the Slut
  • "You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want (When You're Makin' Love)" - Gary, The Bad Idea Bears, Princeton, Kate, and Company
  • "Fantasies Come True" - Rod, Kate, Nicky and Princeton
  • "My Girlfriend, Who Lives in Canada" - Rod
  • "There's a Fine, Fine Line" - Kate
Act II
  • "It Sucks to Be Me (Reprise)" - Princeton
  • "There Is Life Outside Your Apartment" - Brian, Princeton, Christmas Eve, Gary, Nicky, Trekkie, Lucy, and Company
  • "The More You Ruv Someone" - Christmas Eve and Kate
  • "Schadenfreude" - Gary and Nicky
  • "I Wish I Could Go Back to College" - Kate, Nicky and Princeton
  • "The Money Song" - Nicky, Princeton, Gary, Brian and Christmas Eve
  • "School for Monsters" - Trekkie and Company
  • "The Money Song (Reprise)" - Trekkie and Company
  • "There's a Fine, Fine Line (Reprise)" - Princeton and Kate
  • "What Do You Do With a B.A. in English? (Reprise)" - Newcomer
  • "For Now" - Kate, Brian, Gary, Nicky, Rod, Christmas Eve, Trekkie, Lucy, The Bad Idea Bears, Princeton and Company

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Other Avenue Q songs

So far, there are six known Avenue Q songs that are not in the show itself.

  • "Tear It Up and Throw It Away": before being cut, it came between the opening number and "If You Were Gay." Kate Monster is called for jury duty and won't be able to go to the aquarium with Nicky. Nicky tells her to pretend she didn't get the summons and that nobody will notice if she just doesn't go ("just like the airlines, they overbook!"). As the number has no relevance to the plot as it is today (and the actors have a duet already in "The Internet is for Porn"), it was cut in rehearsals off-Broadway. (The cut came so late that the earliest promotional materials for the show refer to the song.) Rick Lyon and Stephanie D'Abruzzo recorded the song, and while it is not on the cast recording, it is included with a souvenir program.
  • "How Much Do the People in Your Neighborhood Make?": a song written very early in the show's history and abandoned when it was decided to pursue a stage production rather than a television series.
  • "Rod's Dilemma": written for Tony voters, this song spoofs the Tony voting as a vote for Rod's Rotary Club's president. Rod is undecided, and the residents of Avenue Q tell him to "vote his heart". Princeton notes that "it's a secret ballot, so nobody has to know who you voted for!" The song can be heard on the official site.
  • "Only in Vegas": This song was written to promote the Las Vegas production. It features Rick Lyon as Steve Wynn telling the cast of Avenue Q how happy they will be in Vegas. The song was performed on Regis and Kelly and in some press and media events. The song was the first that did not parody Sesame Street songs, instead sending up Las Vegas-style songs. It was also the first Avenue Q recording that did not feature the original Broadway cast.
  • "Rod's Christmas": Found on the CD Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure, Vol. 5. Rod headlines at the "Don't Tell Daddy's Cabaret and Night Club." (The name is a parody of the famous New York piano bar Don't Tell Mama.) Christmas is the time of year where he can combine his two great loves: "Christmas carols and showtunes". He sings a Christmas medley but gets no applause. Another Carols for a Cure recording features Avenue Q cast members out of character.
  • "Time": Shown in London previews on the video screens at the intermission, it was a video of Nicky sitting on the toilet, singing that he is taking his time before the next act begins, with people waiting for the stall yelling at him to get out. It was cut during early previews, although a CD that includes it is included with the souvenir brochure. The video is also available on YouTube. It features a short appearance by Matt Lucas. It can be seen here: Time - Avenue Q

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Original production

John Golden Theatre on Broadway featuring Avenue Q
John Golden Theatre on Broadway featuring Avenue Q

The musical opened off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in March 2003 (where it won that season's Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical). It then moved to Broadway at the John Golden Theatre on July 31, 2003 where it is still running as of September 2007. Avenue Q won three 2004 Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, despite strong competition from the very successful musical Wicked. The production was directed by Jason Moore and choreographed by Ken Roberson. The puppets were designed and constructed by original cast member Rick Lyon. The musical supervision, orchestration and arrangements for Avenue Q and its cast album are by Stephen Oremus. The original cast included: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1704 × 2272 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1704 × 2272 pixel, file size: 1. ... The John Golden Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... A non-profit, off Broadway theater located in NY. Noted as the place where Tony award winning play Avenue_Q started. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lucille Lortel Awards recognize excellence in New York Off-Broadway theatre. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The John Golden Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 2007 is the ninth month of that year. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ... Wicked is a Tony award-winning American musical produced by Universal Pictures with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. ... In April 2007 Jason Moore was sentenced life in prison by judge Michael Pert in Leicesters crown court for attempted murder of John-Paul Skamarski in August of 2006. ... Rick Lyon is a puppeteer from Rochester, New York, who has worked for Jim Henson Studios as one of the operators of Big Bird. ...

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Subsequent productions

Las Vegas production

On September 8, 2005, a second production of Avenue Q opened up at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel and casino in Las Vegas. This production had an "exclusive" contract that precluded Avenue Q tours in North America. A new 1,200 seat theater was built specially for the show. There were some differences from the Broadway production, including a new reprise of "It Sucks To Be Me" for Princeton at the top of Act Two, some new orchestrations, a trimmed "The Money Song," and a new rock arrangement of "There Is Life Outside Your Apartment," as well as a few jokes aimed at Las Vegas audiences. Most of these changes have since been incorporated into the Broadway version.[citation needed] is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Country Club is a AAA five diamond/Mobil five-star casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip, in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...


In mid-January 2006, the show was cut to 90 minutes, removing the intermission and trimming 10-15 minutes of material. Steve Wynn promoted the show heavily, including dressing 20 cabs in orange fuzz to promote the show. They had "Q" in white letters etched in front. Though the show was reported to have been profitable,[citation needed] it closed on May 28, 2006, after only a nine-month run. The closing of the show in Las Vegas released the Avenue Q producers from their exclusivity agreement, opening the way for a U.S. national tour or other U.S. productions. The Las Vegas Strip is home to Steve Wynns largest and best known developments. ...


London production

A production premiered in June 2006 in London's West End at the Noël Coward Theatre (Avenue Q is its first production since it changed its name from the Albery Theatre), produced by Cameron Mackintosh. The show previewed on June 1, 2006 and opened on 28 June 2006. Avenue Q is currently booking in London until 26th September, 2008. The production unveiled a new logo for the show (visible on the production's UK website), presumably since the original logo, styled after the New York City Subway system graphics, would have little resonance with a London audience; however both logos are used. Noël Coward Theatre from a postcard, circa 1905. ... Originally known as the New Theatre, the Albery Theatre was built by Charles Wyndham on St. ... Sir Cameron Mackintosh (born 17 October 1946) is a successful British theatrical producer. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... (Redirected from 26th September) September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 96 days remaining. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority , an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and also known as MTA New York City Transit. ... The 1 Broadway–Seventh Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ...


The most noticeable initial change was that Gary Coleman was assumed not to be well known enough for a UK audience, and the character was changed to "Gary - that famous kid from TV" and cast as a male actor instead of a female. This also caused a rewrite of the orchestration's nod to Diff'rent Strokes in "It Sucks To Be Me" and a slightly revised lyric for Gary in "It Sucks To Be Me". After audience polling, the character's name was changed back to Gary Coleman, and the original dialogue of his catchphrase: "Whatchoo talkin' about Willis?" was reinstated. The Original London Cast was:

  • Princeton/Rod: Jon Robyns
  • Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut: Julie Atherton
  • Trekkie Monster, Nicky, Bear, etc.: Simon Lipkin
  • Gary Coleman: Giles Terera
  • Brian: Sion Lloyd
  • Christmas Eve: Ann Harada
  • Mrs. Thistletwat, Bear, etc.: Clare Foster

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  • Princeton/Rod: Jon Robyns
  • Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut: Julie Atherton
  • Trekkie Monster, Nicky, Bear, etc.: Simon Lipkin
  • Gary Coleman: Delroy Atkinson
  • Brian: Sion Lloyd
  • Christmas Eve: Jennifer Tanarez
  • Mrs. Thistletwat, Bear, etc.: Mary Doherty

December 1, 2007 is the last performance of the current cast, and there will be a change of the majority of the cast after this. Jon Robyns[2], Julie Atherton[3], and Jennifer Tanarez[4] will be leaving. Jon Robyns (born in 1982) is a British stage actor, currently playing the roles of Princeton and Rod in Avenue Q the musical in Londons West End. ... Julie Atherton is a British stage actor, currently playing the roles of Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q the musical in Londons West End. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


U.S./Canada Tour

The first North American tour began at the Spreckels Theatre in San Diego, California on June 30, 2007.[5] The tour dates and venues are available on the official website. The principal cast includes:[6] San Diego redirects here. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Princeton/Rod: Robert McClure
  • Kate Monster, Lucy the Slut & others: Kelli Sawyer
  • Trekkie Monster, Nicky, Bear & others: Christian Anderson
  • Gary Coleman: Carla Renata
  • Brian: Cole Porter
  • Christmas Eve: Angela Ai
  • Mrs. Thistletwat, Bear, etc.: Minglie Chen

International productions

Stockholm

The first translated version of the musical opened on February 16, 2007 in Stockholm, Sweden, at Maxim teatern, starring Jakob Stadell as Princeton/Rod, and Cecilia Wrangel as Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut. is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ...

Helsinki

Avenue Q played at the Savoy Theatre in Helsinki, Finland, from February 23, 2007 to May 19, 2007. Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - Mayor Jussi Pajunen Area  - Total 187. ...

Manila

A Philippine production of the musical is being presented from September 7-23, 2007 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, directed by Bobby Garcia and Chari Arespacochaga. The original Manila Cast was

  • Princeton and Rod: Felix Rivera[7]
  • Kate Monster and Lucy The Slut: Rachel Alejandro[8]
  • Trekkie Monster, Nicky, Bear, etc.: Joel Trinidad
  • Gary Coleman: Aiza Seguerra
  • Brian: Rycharde Everley
  • Christmas Eve: Frenchie Dy
  • Mrs. Thistletwat, Bear, etc.: Teenee Chan
Tel Aviv

An Israeli version of the musical opened on October 23, 2007 at the Beth Lessin Theatre,directed by Moshe Kepten and translated by Eli bijaoui .[1] The Israeli cast include: Rachel Alejandro is a Filipino singer and actress. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Princeton and Rod: Roy Bar-Natan
  • Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut: Tali Oren
  • Trekkie Monster: Nikki Goldstein
  • Nicky, Bear: Idan Alterman
  • Michal Yannai (instead of Gary Coleman): herself
  • Brian: Nir Shalmon
  • Latina (Christmas Eve): Elinor Aharon
  • Ms. T (Pootyavesh), Bear: Michal Muctar

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Avenue Q promotional events

Avenue Q cast performing at Broadway on Broadway
Avenue Q cast performing at Broadway on Broadway

On September 30, 2004, the day of the first Bush-Kerry presidential debate, on a stage set up in Times Square, the cast of Avenue Q presented their version of the debate, called Avenue Q&A, with portrait puppets of Bush and Kerry created by Rick Lyon. Eighteen television networks covered the event. Lyon operated the Bush puppet, while Jennifer Barnhart operated the Kerry puppet. Each puppet sang responses to questions from Avenue Q's concerned residents, and then the whole cast sang to the rain-drenched crowds to "Vote your heart!" Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (3137 × 2100 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (3137 × 2100 pixel, file size: 2. ... Broadway on Broadway is a free annual outdoor concert kicking off the Broadway season each September. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ...


Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa puppets created by Lyon hosted the first few minutes of an episode of Live! with Regis and Kelly.[citation needed] In addition, Rod and John Tartaglia doing "man-on-the-street"-style interviews on the 2005 CBS broadcast of the Macy's Day Parade. Rod and John also appeared alongside other Broadway stars in a World AIDS Day benefit concert of Pippin held at the Manhattan Center on November 29, 2004. Rod played "The Head." Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (born August 25, 1931) is an Emmy Award-winning American television personality best known for his roles as a talk show host, game show host, and presenter at various events. ... Kelly Maria Ripa (born October 2, 1970, in Berlin, New Jersey) an American Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress and talk show host. ... Kelly Ripa tends to Regis Philbins splinter in the improvised first segment of the show. ... The Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, originally called the Macys Christmas Parade, is an annual parade sponsored by Macys Department Store. ... The Red Ribbon is the global symbol for solidarity with HIV-positive people and those living with AIDS. World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. ... Pippin is a stage musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson. ... The Manhattan Center building, built in 1906 and located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, houses Manhattan Center Studios (home to two recording studios), its Grand Ballroom, and the Hammerstein Ballroom, one of New York Citys most renowned performance venues. ...


In another World AIDS Day benefit, the original cast of Avenue Q and the cast of the recent Broadway revival of Fiddler On The Roof presented a 10-minute performance that was essentially a spoof of "Fiddler" called "Avenue Jew,"[2] in which Trekkie Monster played the Fiddler Theme and, at its conclusion, ate the fiddle. In a sort of epilogue to Tevye's story, Tevye, his wife Golde, and his two remaining unwed daughters arrive on Avenue Jew, an area inhabited by Jewish puppets (the Q cast played Jewish versions of their usual characters). Avenue Jew is also home to some human Jews such as Brian and Hannukah Eve. The human Jews are fed up with the puppet Jews upstaging them constantly. Jewish-American Princeton arrives asking "What do you do with a B.A. in Yiddish?" One of Tevye's daughter's, Shprintze, falls in love with Princeton, but Tevye forbids their union. The Matchmaker sets Rod up with Lazar Wolf ("I'm a lonely man, Tevye."). After a brief interior monologue, Tevye finally consents to Princeton and Shprintze's marriage. Rod and Lazar Wolf also wish to be wed, so they decide to ask permission from the Tsar, who happens to be a puppet Bush, who forbids gay marriage. Ben Brantley interrupts, asking who the real Jewish people in the cast are, and the company finish with a rousing finale, telling us that "everyone's a little bit Jewish" and "in theatre you can be whatever you want to be." The Red Ribbon is the global symbol for solidarity with HIV-positive people and those living with AIDS. World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. ... For the film, see Fiddler on the Roof (film) Fiddler on the Roof is a well-known Tony Award-winning musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. ... Chanukah (חנכה ḥănukkāh, or חנוכה ḥănūkkāh) is a Jewish holiday, also known as the Festival of lights. ... Ben Brantley (born October 26, 1954) is the chief theatre critic of the New York Times. ...


In November 2005 , the Avenue Q website held a "One Night Stand" contest, calling for people to register their puppets and see whose was most worthy to be put next to Rick Lyon's. Eventually, the contest narrowed to 10 entrants, and later to three, at which point the worthiest puppet and puppeteer were voted on. Andrew MacDonald Smith and his puppet Maurice Tipo won. On March 10, 2006, Smith and his puppet appeared onstage during a show performance, appearing in the café scene, singing the opening song and curtain call. Cafe redirects here. ... Curtain Call: The Hits will be Eminems fifth major label release. ...


In July 2006, several members of Avenue Q appeared for the opening ceremonies of the Gay Games in Chicago. In October 2006, Jonathan Root and Princeton presented the award for Best Young Adult Novel at the Quill Awards. In November 2006, the London cast appeared on the BBC Children in Need show and performed "It Sucks To Be Me." [3] In December 2006, the London cast performed on the Royal Variety Performance and performed "It Sucks To Be Me," "For Now," and "Special," in which 'Lucy the Slut' suggested through lyrics and dialogue she was making a pass at Charles, Prince of Wales. The Federation of Gay Games logo The Gay Games is a popular sporting and cultural event organized by LGBT athletes, artists, musicians, and others. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... The Quill Awards are a consumer-driven award created to inspire reading while promoting literacy. ... New BBC Children in Need Pudsey and logo from 2007 BBC Children in Need is an annual British charity appeal organised by the BBC. Since 1980 it has raised £470million. ... The Royal Variety Performance is a gala evening held in the United Kingdom once each year, and often in a theatre in Londons West End although it is increasingly being held outside of London. ... “Prince Charles” redirects here. ...


The cast of Avenue Q and puppets appeared briefly in the 2007 "This Is New York" ad for tourists.


Puppets

Although the puppets are substantially similar, there are three main types of puppets used in Avenue Q.


Single-rod puppets

Princeton, Kate Monster
In a single-rod puppet, the puppeteer's right hand goes inside the puppet and controls the mouth. The puppeteer's left hand holds the rod attached to the puppet's left hand, and the puppet's right hand is pinned to its side. Should the puppet need to manipulate a prop, the puppeteer holds the puppet's hand and the prop, creating the illusion that the puppet is holding the object. One puppet features velcro to allow the fingers to perform a more intricate maneuver, e.g., "flipping the bird".[9]


Double-rod puppets

Rod, Lucy, the Bad Idea Bears, the Newcomer
Double-rod puppets are similar to single-rod puppets but feature two rods instead of one. Instead of the puppet's right hand being stitched to its side, both hands are able to be moved. The puppeteer holds both rods in his left hand, while the right hand manipulates the mouth. Occasionally, the puppeteer will use only one of the puppet's hand in a motion and will need to drop the other rod but will pick up the rod after the action.[10]


Free-hands puppets

Nicky, Trekkie, Mrs. T., Ricky
Free-hands puppets are more intricately maneuvered, requiring two puppeteers. The puppeteers' hands and arms fit into long sleeves and gloves and become the arms and hands of the puppet. The speaking actor controls the puppet's left hand and mouth while the second controls the puppet's right hand. On occasion, either puppeteer will leave to command another puppet, and the remaining puppeteer will control the whole puppet. In a variation on this puppet, one or both hands can be stitched to the puppet's body.[11]


Original Broadway cast recording

The original cast recording was made on August 10, 2003, at Right Track Studio A in New York City, produced by Grammy Award winner Jay David Saks for RCA Victor. The album contains almost all of the music from the show, with the original Broadway cast and band. Released on October 6, 2003, it has been in the top ten of the Billboard Top Cast Album Chart since the chart's launch on January 12, 2006.[12] It was nominated for the Musical Show Album category in the 2004 Grammy Awards.[13] This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The cast album presents the music in the order in which it appears in the show, omitting short and primarily instrumental sections. Though not included on the cast album, the cut song “Tear It Up And Throw It Away” was recorded by Stephanie D’Abruzzo and Rick Lyon and issued for a time inside copies of the souvenir program book. Other recorded songs by members of the Broadway cast include three which are not part of the show: "Rod's Dilemma" (which can be heard on avenueq.com), "Only In Vegas", and two Christmas songs: "Rod's Christmas" (on Carols For A Cure, Vol. 5) and "Holi-Daze" (on Carols For A Cure, Vol. 8). See "Other Avenue Q Songs," above, for more information.


Awards and nominations

Broadway production
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Musical (nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical (nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical (nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics (nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music (nominee)

The soundtrack received a Grammy Award nomination // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ... The Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical is the Tony awarded to the librettist(s) of the musical. ... The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical in that year. ... The Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical has been given since 1960. ... The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical is awarded to the actor who was voted as the best actor in a musical play, whether a new production or a revival. ... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... The Drama Desk Award The Drama Desk Award was created in 1955 to recognize shows produced off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and in legitimate not-for-profit theaters, in addition to Broadway shows. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

London production

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References

  1. ^ Johns, Ian (2006-05-29). These toys are really us-Arts & Entertainment-TimesOnline. Entertainment news and arts news from The Times and Sunday Times -TimesOnline 1. Times Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved on 2007-04-15. “During early previews in the States we invited Jim Henson’s widow and children and they could see that what we were doing was an homage and love letter to Sesame Street.”Johns, Ian. "These toys are really us", The Times, Times Newspapers Ltd, 2006-05-29. Retrieved on 2007-04-15. 
  2. ^ Jon Robyns' Blog, posted on October 2 2007
  3. ^ Julie Atherton official site
  4. ^ Jennifer Tanarez official site
  5. ^ "Old Globe Productions," retrieved 11 July 2007
  6. ^ Playbill.com news article of May 7, 2007
  7. ^ "Felix Rivera Finds His Purpose" Accessed: 1 June 2007.
  8. ^ "Rachel Joins Avenue Q" Accessed: 1 June 2007.
  9. ^ Glossary - The Art of Puppetry
  10. ^ Glossary - The Art of Puppetry
  11. ^ Glossary - The Art of Puppetry
  12. ^ Information from Billboard, November 2006
  13. ^ Information from Variety, December 7, 2004

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