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Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!

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The producers of the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q, transferring from its 6-year run on Broadway to New World Stages (340 West 50 Street) in New York, celebrated Opening Night on October 21, 2009. BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there to capture all the "furry" fun!

The cast for AVENUE Q at New World Stages is comprised of "Q alumni" representing the musical's Broadway, Las Vegas and 1st National Tour companies: Anika Larsen (from the final Broadway cast and previously from the National Tour) as Kate Monster/Lucy; Seth Rettberg (Broadway and National Tour) as Princeton/Rod; Cullen Titmus (National Tour) as Nicky/Trekkie Monster; Danielle K. Thomas (final Broadway cast and National Tour) as Gary Coleman; Sala Iwamatsu (Broadway) as Christmas Eve; Nicholas Kohn (final Broadway company and Las Vegas) as Brian; and Maggie Lakis (National Tour) as Mrs. T/Bad Idea Bear.

At New World Stages, AVENUE Q has a Rush Ticket: $26.50 for the front row of the orchestra seats on the day of the performance. Rush Tickets are available for all performances and can be purchased (subject to availability) during New World Stages Box Office hours. Tickets are limited 2 per person.

With a cast comprised of people and puppets, AVENUE Q is musical about 20-somethings who move to the city with big dreams and tiny bank accounts. AVENUE Q has music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, and is directed by Jason Moore. Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, with puppets conceived and designed by Rick Lyon, AVENUE Q has musical supervision by Stephen Oremus, choreography by Ken Roberson, scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Mirena Rada, lighting design by Howell Binkley, and sound design by Acme Sound Partners.

The musical is produced at New World Stages by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, The Vineyard Theatre and The New Group.

Winner of three 2004 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score (Messrs. Lopez and Marx) and Best Book of a Musical (Mr. Whitty), AVENUE Q became an overnight sensation on Broadway in July 2003, having transferred to the John Golden Theatre from a wildly successful, extended and sold-out engagement Off-Broadway at The Vineyard Theatre in Union Square.

During its six-plus years on Broadway, AVENUE Q played a total of 2,534 performances, surpassing such musicals as THE PRODUCERS, OKLAHOMA! and ANNIE to become, at present, the 20th longest-running show in Broadway history.

At the 499-seat theatre at New World Stages, AVENUE Q will perform Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm and Sundays at 3:00pm and 7:30pm. Tickets - which are currently on-sale - will range in price from $86.50 to $66.50 and are available by calling Tele Charge 212-239-6200 or www.telecharge.com. Rush tickets for $26.50 are available at the box office. Visit the Avenue Q website at www.avenueq.com.

Photos by Peter James Zielinski

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Nicholas Kohn, Sala Iwamatsu, Danielle K. Thomas, Seth Rettberg, Anika Larsen, Cullen R. Titmas and Maggie Lakis

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Nicholas Kohn

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Sala Iwamatsu and Danielle K. Thomas

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Sala Iwamatsu

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Maggie Lakis and Danielle K. Thomas

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Cullen R. Titmas

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Anika Larsen

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Anika Larsen, Cullen R. Titmas and Maggie Lakis

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Seth Rettberg, Cullen R. Titmas, Maggie Lakis and Danielle K. Thomas

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Nicholas Kohn, Sala Iwamatsu, Danielle K. Thomas, Seth Rettberg, Anika Larsen, Cullen R. Titmas and Maggie Lakis

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Nicholas Kohn, Sala Iwamatsu, Danielle K. Thomas, Seth Rettberg, Anika Larsen, Cullen R. Titmas and Maggie Lakis

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Nicholas Kohn, Sala Iwamatsu, Anika Larsen, Seth Rettberg, Cullen R. Titmas, Maggie Lakis and Danielle K. Thomas

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Anika Larsen, Seth Rettberg and Cullen R. Titmas

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Sala Iwamatsu, Anika Larsen, Seth Rettberg, Cullen R. Titmas and Danielle K. Thomas

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Nicholas Kohn, Sala Iwamatsu, Danielle K. Thomas, Seth Rettberg, Anika Larsen, Cullen R. Titmas and Maggie Lakis

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Robert Lopez

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Robert Lopez and Jeff Whitty

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Jennifer Barnhart and Rick Lyon

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Rob McClure

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Kevin McCollum, Sutton Foster and Jeffrey Seller

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Lynnette Perry-McCollum and Kevin McCollum

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Jason Moore

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Anika Larsen and April Nickell

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Anika Larsen and April Nickell

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
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Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Sala Iwamatsu

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Sala Iwamatsu

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Nicholas Kohn and Sala Iwamatsu

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Princeton and Seth Rettberg

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Maggie Lakis, Nicky and Cullen R. Titmas

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Seth Rettberg and Anika Larsen

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Jeff Marx

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Danielle K. Thomas

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Autumn Hurlburt

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Seth Rettberg and Rob McClure

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Seth Rettberg and Rob McClure

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Hunter Bell and and Kevin McCollum

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Hunter Bell, Lynnette Perry-McCollum and Kevin McCollum

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Jeff Marx and and Kevin McCollum

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!

Kevin McCollum and Stephen Oremus

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Jeff Whitty, Rob McClure, Maggie Lakis, Jennifer Barnhart, Rick Lyon and Cullen R. Titmas

Photo Coverage: 'More To Ruv', AVENUE Q Opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages!
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Anika Larsen and Anika Larsen and April Nickell

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


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