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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- SPRING AWAKENING's Russell HarvardTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- SPRING AWAKENING's Russell Harvard
by BWW Staff - Jan 1, 2016

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Russell Harvard, who stars as 'the Adult Men' in Spring Awakening, currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Big-Hearted and Irreverent AVENUE Q at Constellation Theatre CompanyBWW Review: Big-Hearted and Irreverent AVENUE Q at Constellation Theatre Company
by Pamela Roberts - Oct 30, 2015

AVENUE Q is an irreverent and big-hearted look at life once you've graduated from Sesame Street and from college but Real Life hasn't quite kicked in quite the way you'd envisioned. Constellation Theatre Company's production is full of fun, featuring a magnificent ensemble of talented and appealing actors. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Highland Park Players' AVENUE Q, Closing This SundayPhoto Flash: First Look at Highland Park Players' AVENUE Q, Closing This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Highland Park Players present the laugh out loud Tony Award winning musical, AVENUE Q, which is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. AVENUE Q will be performed at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Avenue, now through October 25th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of AVENUE Q Welcome SHEAR MADNESS to New World StagesPhoto Flash: Stars of AVENUE Q Welcome SHEAR MADNESS to New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Members of the cast of AVENUE Q welcomed the cast of Shear Madness to New World Stages,†where they begin performances this Thursday. Scroll down for photos of both companies at the salon! (more...)

West End's THE LORAX Announces Full Casting, Including Simon LipkinWest End's THE LORAX Announces Full Casting, Including Simon Lipkin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

The Old Vic has today announced†casting for David Greig's adaptation of†Dr. Seuss's The Lorax,†directed by Max Webster.†Simon Lipkin†will play the role of the Lorax, alongside puppeteers Laura†Cubitt and Ben Thompson, whilst†Simon Paisley Day†takes the role of the Once-ler. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse Presents AVENUE Q, Now thru 10/11Berkeley Playhouse Presents AVENUE Q, Now thru 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater opens its eighth season with Avenue Q. The artistic team will be headed by favorite Bay Area actor Danny Cozart (Assassins with Shotgun Players, Babes in Arms with 42nd Street Moon), in his directorial debut. Avenue Q runs from tonight, September 17 - October 11, 2015. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 16th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 16th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 16, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Excitement grows for 'La Revolution Francaise!' Also, Black Ensemble Theater and Raven Theatre take on more recent history, and 'Spamalot' opens northwest and southeast. 'Triassic Parq' and 'Goblin Market' play the city, 'Shrek' and 'Avenue Q' play the 'burbs, and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' and 'My Little Red/Green Coat' sing from small screens! (more...)

VIDEO: AVENUE Q Stars Channel Barry Manilow in Bid to the Finals of AMERICA'S GOT TALENTVIDEO: AVENUE Q Stars Channel Barry Manilow in Bid to the Finals of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

On last night's episode of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, hand puppets Ira and his mom Miriam covered the Barry Manilow classic, 'Copacabana' in a bid to move on to the finals of the competition. (more...)

BWW Review:  THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND Is A Trip Down Memory Lane, With PuppetsBWW Review: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND Is A Trip Down Memory Lane, With Puppets
by Jade Kops - Sep 3, 2015

The 80's hit television show THE GOLDEN GIRLS gets a revival, in puppet form, with the THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse to Present AVENUE Q, 9/17-10/11Berkeley Playhouse to Present AVENUE Q, 9/17-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater opens its eighth season with Avenue Q. The artistic team will be headed by favorite Bay Area actor Danny Cozart (Assassins with Shotgun Players, Babes in Arms with 42nd Street Moon), in his directorial debut. Avenue Q runs from September 17 - October 11, with previews on September 17 and September 19. Opening Night is Saturday, September 19, at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Avenue in Berkeley. Tickets and Season Passes are available now through the Box Office, call (510) 845-8542 x351 or visit Berkeleyplayhouse.org. (more...)

JUST IN: AVENUE Q Stars Move On to Semi-Final Round of AMERICA'S GOT TALENTJUST IN: AVENUE Q Stars Move On to Semi-Final Round of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 19, 2015

Tonight, the duo learned they have been voted to move ahead to the semi-final round of the competition! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: AVENUE Q Alums Chat Competing on NBC's 'America's Got Talent'BWW Exclusive: AVENUE Q Alums Chat Competing on NBC's 'America's Got Talent'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Today, BWW speaks exclusively with the actors, who share their experiences thus far on the competition! (more...)

VIDEO: AVENUE Q Stars Cover Tom Jones Classic on AMERICA'S GOT TALENTVIDEO: AVENUE Q Stars Cover Tom Jones Classic on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

On last night's episode of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, hand puppets†Ira and his mom Miriam covered the†Tom Jones classic, 'It's Not Unusual'†at Radio City Music Hall in the hopes of advancing to the semi-final round of competition. (more...)

BWW Review: AVENUE Q at Seacoast Repertory TheaterBWW Review: AVENUE Q at Seacoast Repertory Theater
by Trevor Worden - Aug 17, 2015

'Avenue Q runs at the Seacoast Repertory Theater from August 14th- September 13th and it is not to be missed. This show is the gem of the year' -By Trevor Worden (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Reveals Promo Pic for 'Avenue Q' FinalistsNBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Reveals Promo Pic for 'Avenue Q' Finalists
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Among the finalists are stars from the Broadway production of Avenue Q, Howie Michael Smith (Princeton/Rod) and Christian Anderson (Nicky/Trekkie Monster ). (more...)

Red Branch Theatre Sets Cast for AVENUE Q: SCHOOL EDITION; Runs 7/31-8/8Red Branch Theatre Sets Cast for AVENUE Q: SCHOOL EDITION; Runs 7/31-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) continues its 2015 season entitled Coming of Age with the TONY Award-winning musical comedy with puppets, Avenue Q: School Edition. Casting has just been completed for the inaugural summer musical at Howard County's newest professional theatre. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Welcome to AVENUE Q - The Musical Comedy Marks Its 12th AnniversaryBWW Flashback: Welcome to AVENUE Q - The Musical Comedy Marks Its 12th Anniversary
by Jessica Khan - Jul 31, 2015

If ever a show has become part of the 'fabric' of New York and pop culture, it's†the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q, with its colorful -- in costume and in language --†cast of humans and puppets. The ground-breaking musical hits a new landmark today, July 31, when it celebrates its 12th anniversary at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.), where AVENUE Q has performed for the past six years, following its triumphant six-year run on Broadway. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through some of the show's best moments over the years! (more...)

Red Branch Theatre Sets Cast for AVENUE Q: SCHOOL EDITION; Runs 7/31-8/8Red Branch Theatre Sets Cast for AVENUE Q: SCHOOL EDITION; Runs 7/31-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) continues its 2015 season entitled Coming of Age with the TONY Award-winning musical comedy with puppets, Avenue Q: School Edition. Casting has just been completed for the inaugural summer musical at Howard County's newest professional theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: 'America's Got Talent' Judge Mel B Praises AVENUE Q Puppeteers!VIDEO: 'America's Got Talent' Judge Mel B Praises AVENUE Q Puppeteers!
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Mel B, one of the judges of the NBC talent competition 'America's Got Talent' appeared on this morning's TODAY to praise one of this season's†contestants, a puppet named 'Ira' who happens to be smitten with the former Spice Girl. (more...)

VIDEO: AVENUE Q Stars Move On to Live Performance Round of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT!VIDEO: AVENUE Q Stars Move On to Live Performance Round of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT!
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Stars from the Broadway production of Avenue Q, Howie Michael Smith(Princeton/Rod) andChristian Anderson(Nicky/Trekkie Monster ) made their second appearance on last night's America's Got Talent on NBC, in Part Two of the Judge's Cut Round. (more...)

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