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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...)

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...)

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...)

Stars of Broadway's AVENUE Q Return to AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, 7/21Stars of Broadway's AVENUE Q Return to AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, 7/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Stars from the Broadway production of Avenue Q, Howie Michael Smith (Princeton/Rod) andChristian Anderson(Nicky/Trekkie Monster ) make their second appearance on NBC's America's Got Talent tomorrow, July 21st. (more...)

AVENUE Q to Play King's Theatre GlasgowAVENUE Q to Play King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

A smash hit on Broadway, in the West End and most recently in a critically-acclaimed 2014 UK Tour, award-winning comedy musical Avenue Q will bringing a host of fuzzy friends to Glasgow, playing at the King's Theatre from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 August. (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 - Jun 1, 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: Stars of Broadway's AVENUE Q Perform on 'America's Got Talent'; Move On in Competition!VIDEO: Stars of Broadway's AVENUE Q Perform on 'America's Got Talent'; Move On in Competition!
by Caryn Robbins - May 27, 2015

Stars from the Broadway production of Avenue Q, Howie Michael Smith (Princeton/Rod) andChristian Anderson(Nicky/Trekkie Monster ) competed on last night's Season Premiere of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (more...)

Broadway Vets to Compete on Tonight's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Season PremiereBroadway Vets to Compete on Tonight's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Season Premiere
by Caryn Robbins - May 26, 2015

Stars from the Broadway production of AVENUE Q, Howie Michael Smith (Princeton/Rod) and Christian Anderson (Nicky/Trekkie Monster ) will be featured on the Season Premiere episode of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AVENUE Q 2015 UK TourPhoto Flash: First Look at AVENUE Q 2015 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

A smash hit on Broadway, in the West End and most recently in a critically-acclaimed 2014 UK Tour, award-winning comedy musical Avenue Q is now back on the road and bringing a host of fuzzy friends to theatres across the country. (more...)

BWW Review:  Everything is Hilarious on AVENUE Q at The Barn PlayersBWW Review: Everything is Hilarious on AVENUE Q at The Barn Players
by Steve Wilson - Apr 19, 2015

Spoiler Alert! If you attend Avenue Q, you will find yourself at one of the most creative productions of the theatrical season. Avenue Q opened on Friday April 17 at the Barn Players in Mission, Kansas. Based on the original concept of Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Avenue Q is a musical in two acts. Music and lyrics are by Lopez and Marx with the book by Jeff Whitty. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fantasies Come True! AVENUE Q is BACK at Austin Theatre ProjectBWW Reviews: Fantasies Come True! AVENUE Q is BACK at Austin Theatre Project
by Wendi Reichstein - Feb 16, 2015

I've seen three productions of Avenue Q in my life, all of them ranging from the Broadway national tour to a local community theater performance, to Sunday's matinee performed by the Austin Theatre Project. Bottom line: Avenue Q smart, funny, and relatable show. It's crude, sometimes a bit cringe-worthy, but simultaneously downright hilarious. Throw in an equally humorous and catchy soundtrack, and it's no wonder the show won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical (beating Wicked, mind you). (more...)

Coronado Playhouse to Present AVENUE Q, 1/23-2/28Coronado Playhouse to Present AVENUE Q, 1/23-2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Coronado Playhouse presents the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q from January 23-February 28, 2015, benefitting San Diego Humane Society and PAWS of Coronado. (more...)

ATP to Stage Tony-Winning Musical AVENUE Q, 2/13-28ATP to Stage Tony-Winning Musical AVENUE Q, 2/13-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

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. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. (more...)

BWW Interviews: ERIC L. WILLIAMS, A Life in the TheatreBWW Interviews: ERIC L. WILLIAMS, A Life in the Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 24, 2014

Eric L. Williams is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, who calls himself "an eternal student of his craft": acting. Most recently, he was onstage in Lakewood Theatre's production of The Outsiders, but he's also performed in a wide variety of works including Oedipus Rex, Jitney, The Dance on Widow's Row, Macbeth, Fool for Love and The Face of Emmett Till. Among other recent performances, he's had roles in Life to Come, Romeo and Juliet and Pulpits. In addition to acting, Williams writes and directs stage and film projects, and when he not onstage or in front of a camera, he's a blogger, internet marketer and web developer. (more...)

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