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Photo Flash: First Look at AVENUE Q at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

This Friday, September 19, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere the Award-winning musical comedy, AVENUE Q, with Book by Jeff Whitty and Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopezand Jeff Marx. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a five-week run. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Melissa Dye & Abigail Ludrof to Join Tim Realbuto for First WUNDERKIND Tour Stop, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Tony Award nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q; "Scrubs"), Melissa Dye (Into the Woods; Grease), and Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays; Ghostlight) will join Tim Realbuto on the first stop of his Wunderkind tour this Monday, September 1st. (more...)

Goodman Theatre and Drury Lane Productions Lead 2014 Jeff Awards Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Chicago actress, TV and film star Jane Lynch did the honor today of announcing the nominees for the 2013-2014 Equity Jeff Awards. (more...)

AVENUE Q Celebrates 100th Performance at Mercury Theater Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

AVENUE Q at Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue will celebrate its 100th performance of the hilarious musical comedy, now playing through October 26, 2014. AVENUE Q continues to sell out and break all box office records at Mercury Theater Chicago. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the show as 'delightfully sweet and vulnerable...could not be more fun or charming to watch!' and the Chicago Sun­Times Highly Recommends the show saying it's 'better than the Broadway original!' Winner of the Tony 'Triple Crown' for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. AVENUE Q is led by Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Direction), and Kevin Bellie (Choreography) and features custom made puppets by Russ Walko. (more...)

Theo Ubique's MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE ANDREWS SISTERS Extends Through 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Theo Ubique's wildly popular summer cabaret, which sold out all of its first extension through the end of August, will be performed an additional 11 times between September 6 and October 6. After two weekends of Friday and Saturday 8 PM evening shows September 6, 7, 13 and 14, the sisters will pause for a week while Theo Ubique readies and opens its fall show, A Kurt Weill Cabaret, which will begin previews September 22, 2014. The Andrews Sisters will return on Wednesday, September 24 and play a schedule of varying performance dates through Saturday, October 6, including matinees on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5. The optional meal service will not be offered for the matinees. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Casts of BULLETS, CINDERELLA, PHANTOM & More Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 25, 2014

This week's event is set to feature the casts of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Jeremy Stolle, Jeremy Hays andMary Michael Patterson), PIECE OF MY HEART (De'adre Aziza, Derrick Baskin, Bryan Fenkart, Linda Hart, Leslie Kritzer, Zak Resnick, Joseph Siravo, Teal Wicks, Carleigh Bettiol, Teresa Gattison, Shonica Gooden, Sydney James Harcourt, Jessica McRoberts, Ralph Meitzler, Harris Milgrim, Michael Milan, Heather Parcells, Gabrielle Ruiz, Amos Wolff, Mark Zeisler ), CINDERELLA (Paige Faure, Joe Carroll, Nancy Opel, Jill Abramowtiz, Stephanie Gibson andLaura Irion), AVENUE Q (Darren Bluestone, Sala Iwamatsu, Jason Jacoby and Veronica Kuehn) and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Zach Braff, Clyde Alves, Preston Truman Boyd, Jim Borstelmann, Casey Garvin, Dan Horn, Andy Jones, Kevin Ligon, Kevin Worley, Nick Cordero, Betsy Wolfe). (more...)

Old Library Theatre to Stage AVENUE Q in Fair Lawn, 7/25-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theater company presents AVENUE Q, running July 25-27 and August 1-3, 2014. (more...)

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Extends A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE ANDREWS SISTERS, Now Through 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Theo Ubique's hit summer cabaret, A Musical Tribute to the Andrews Sisters, has added a month of performances in August following the complete sellout of all its July dates. The schedule continues with performances Thursday through Sunday evenings (though there will be no shows Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 17), plus Wednesday evening performances beginning August 13. A complete schedule of performances is listed below. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AVENUE Q at Olney Theatre Center - Just Plain Wonderful
by Charles Shubow - Jun 26, 2014

Due to popular demand, AVENUE Q extended to July 13, 2014 (more...)

Entr'Acte Theatrix's AVENUE Q to Raise Funds for Compass and BC/EFA, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The cast and crew of Entr'Acte Theatrix will be 'passing the hat' at the Thursday, June 26th performance of Avenue Q. As an homage to the gay community, and in honor of Pride Month, the company will be raising funds for Compass (the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Palm Beach County) and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Rebecca Lock of MAMMA MIA!
by Carrie Dunn - Jun 23, 2014

It's a sultry day in London, and a sticky walk through Covent Garden to meet Rebecca Lock, who's just started her year-long run as Rosie in Mamma Mia! (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Extends AVENUE Q, Postpones THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Now Through 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

AVENUE Q at Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue is selling out, and it has been extendedinto the fall. The hilarious musical comedy starring very naughty puppets now plays through October 26, 2014. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the show as "delightfully sweet and vulnerable...could not be more fun or charming to watch!" and the Chicago Sun-Times Highly Recommends the show saying it's "better than the Broadway original!" (more...)

The PEACH, the SHREW, and AVENUE Q – All at NTC for Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

Newnan Theatre Company is offering three exciting youth productions this summer: Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach," and a much newer play, "Avenue Q," by Jeff Whitty, Robert Lopez, and Jeff Marx. (more...)

AVENUE Q Cast Members in RESCUE RUE, A New Musical Fairytale with Puppets at Signature Center, 7/8-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in association with Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter, LLC present Rescue Rue, a new musical fairytale with puppets; Concept, Book and Additional Lyrics by Stacey Weingarten, and Music and Lyrics by Kate Steinberg & Joshua Zecher-Ross. Stacey Weingarten directs a cast of seven including Jennifer Barnhart* (Bway: Avenue Q), Nate Begle(Off Bway: John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), Sarah Liz Haines* (Off Bway: Freckle Face Strawberry), Jason Jacoby* (Off Bway: Avenue Q), Lisa Helmi Johanson* (Off Bway: Avenue Q), Brendan Malafronte (Nat. Tour: John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), and Gretchen Wylder* (Off Bway: 'Til Divorce Do Us Part). Rescue Rue will be staged at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from July 8-20, 2014. A special TDF Autism-Friendly performance will be held at July 20th at 11am. The Pershing Square Signature Center is the official hub of The New York Musical Theatre Festival. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Michael Arden & West End Stars Headline Return of Writing Duo Kerrigan-Lowdermilk in One (More) Night in London, 16 June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

American actor Michael Arden will join West End stars Julie Atherton, Lucie Jones and Stuart Matthew Price alongside award-winning Off Broadway writing duo Kerrigan-Lowdermilk to showcase their work at the St. James Studio on Monday 16 June in Kerrigan-Lowdermilk: One (More) Night in London. Kerrigan-Lowerdmilk's return follows an acclaimed sold-out weekend of concerts at St. James Studio in February. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AVENUE Q at 4th Wall Theatre
by Gregory G. Allen - Jun 08, 2014

4th Wall Theatre closes season with the hilarious and non-reverent Avenue Q for a two weekend run. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from Mercury Theater's AVENUE Q, Running Through July 27
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, recently announced the extension of its home-grown version of the hilarious Broadway musical Avenue Q through July 27, 2014 due to popular demand. Check out a new set of production photos below! (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Extends AVENUE Q Through 7/27
by Jillian Gaier - May 28, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, has announced the extension of its home- grown version of the hilarious Broadway musical Avenue Q through July 27, 2014 due to popular demand. Avenue Q has broken all box office records for Mercury Theater Chicago. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the show as 'delightfully sweet and vulnerable...could not be more fun or charming to watch!' and the Chicago Sun Times Highly Recommends the show saying its 'better than the Broadway original!' Winner of the Tony 'Triple Crown' for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book in 2004, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The production is led by Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Direction), and Kevin Bellie (Choreography) and features custom made puppets by Russ Walko. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center to Present AVENUE Q, 6/11-7/6
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, a Maryland destination for professional theater performance and education, continues its critically-acclaimed 76thAnniversary season with Avenue Q, winner of the 2004 Tony Award® for Best Musical, running June 11 - July 6, 2014 on the Mainstage. (more...)

Entr'Acte Theatrix to Present AVENUE Q, 6/19-29
by Carol Kassie - May 21, 2014

Avenue Q has been called the 'funniest dirty musical' or 'the dirtiest funny musical' ever. Written by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Frozen) the Tony Award-winning show is a clever and irreverent look at the world through the eyes of the residents of Avenue Q as they explore and address the issues associated with growing up in the 'real' world, rather than the one their parents - and Sesame Street - described to them. Using a unique combination of humans and puppets, the musical chronicles its characters' struggles to find decent jobs, stable relationships, and their purpose in life. (more...)

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