Trekkie Monster News

AVENUE Q UK Tour Announces Dates Through September
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Sell a Door Theatre and Richard Darbourne Ltd are delighted to announce that due to popular demand the UK Tour of Avenue Q has been extended to include new dates in Glasgow, Carlisle, Wimbledon, Cork, Portsmouth and Birmingham (full listings attached). A smash hit on Broadway, in the West End and worldwide, the award-winning comedy musical opens at Greenwich Theatre next Wednesday 23 April before embarking on a 4 month UK Tour. (more...)

Hilarious Modern Musical AVENUE Q Comes to BPA, May 9-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Join us for the laugh-out-loud racy hit next May at BPA - a comedy strictly for adults. AVENUE Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city to seek their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 9th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 09, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Hold onto your hats! Shows beginning in late April include 'Avenue Q,' 'Ragtime,' 'Juno,' 'Hey! Dancin'! Hey! Musical!,' 'How To Succeed...,' 'Hair,' 'The Sound Of Music,' 'Motown' and 'The Wizard Of Oz!' AMAZING! Plus news from The Second City, the Goodman, that JCS arena tour, a 2015 'Little Shop' and the return of the Mormons! Whew! (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago to Present AVENUE Q, 4/24-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, presents Chicago's home-grown version of the hilarious Broadway musical AVENUE Q, running from April 24 through June 29, 2014. 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 will be 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...)

Parker, Tate Confirmed For AVENUE Q Tour Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The casting of Sell a Door Theatre Company's Avenue Q has now been announced with a host of fresh young talent supporting the puppet stars of the Tony Award winning musical. (more...)

Alpha/Omega Players to Present AVENUE Q, Begin. 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Alpha/Omega Players will present the winner of the 2004 Tony Award triple crown 'Best Musical' 'Best Book' 'Best Score' AVENUE Q, March 28, 29 April 4,5 @ 8 pm and March 30 & April 6 @ 3 pm in the Alpha/Omega Performing Arts Center, 301 E. First Street, Birdsboro, PA 19508. (more...)

Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q's Trekkie Monster Serve Sweet Treats at Schmackary's
by Walter McBride - Feb 27, 2014

Just yesterday, AVENUE Q puppet Trekkie Monster (accompanied by actor Jason Jacoby) -- was honorary server at Schmackary's Bakery (362 W. 45 St.), serving cookies to patrons as part of the the Broadway League's annual KIDS NIGHT ON BROADWAY. BroadwayWorld was there to check out Trekkie in action and below you can check out photo coverage! (more...)

AVENUE Q UK Tour to Play Leeds Grand Theatre, 3-4 June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The producers of Avenue Q have added the Leeds Grand Theatre to the touring venues for their upcoming summer production of Avenue Q. (more...)

AVENUE Q to Open at the Greenwich Theatre, April 23; National Tour to Kick Off May 13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

A smash hit on Broadway, the West End and worldwide, this hugely popular coming of age satire based on the much loved Sesame Street features puppets and puppeteers alongside human actors. The producers behind the first UK Tour of Spring Awakening and West End production of Seussical will be embarking on a ten week tour of the Tony Award winning musical comedy following a run in their resident venue Greenwich Theatre. (more...)

Guest Blog: Adam Norrad Discusses LOT's Production of CABARET
by Toronto Newsdesk - Feb 04, 2014

Stepping in to this show is a big deal for me. How do you take a role that has been immortalized by amazing talents such as Joel Grey, Alan Cumming, and Adam Pascale? No matter how good of a job I do, there are comparisons that are going to been drawn. How do you make a role your own when it has already belonged to so many talented men? (more...)

BWW Interviews: AVENUE Q Set to Open at Shepherd University
by Johnna Leary - Feb 04, 2014

Some of the life lessons Sesame Street never quite taught us are "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" and "You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want (When You're Making Love)". But these lessons and songs, and many more, can be found in the Shepherd University Music Department production of Avenue Q, opening February 7. (more...)

AVENUE Q Kicks Off Today at Stage West
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

This is Avenue Q, a very different neighborhood, no less fun, but not for children! Stage West is importing the long-running Theatre 3 production of this mega-hit from Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx (Music & Lyrics) and Jeff Whitty (Book), featuring a brand-new set, for a 6-week run at Stage West beginning tonight, January 9. (more...)

AVENUE Q to Kick Off 1/9 at Stage West
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2013

This is Avenue Q, a very different neighborhood, no less fun, but not for children! Stage West is importing the long-running Theatre 3 production of this mega-hit from Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx (Music & Lyrics) and Jeff Whitty (Book), featuring a brand-new set, for a 6-week run at Stage West beginning Thursday, January 9. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Austin Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Jacob Roberts-Miller Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Austin! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Austin Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - LES MIS On Top!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Austin! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Post-Turkey Day BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Update 11/29 - LES MIS Taking Over!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Austin! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Update 11/22 - LES MIS at ZACH Theatre in the Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Voting is now underway for Austin! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member Jennifer Barnhart Joins New World Stages' AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Jennifer Barnhart - who made her Broadway debut in 2003 in the original cast of the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q - returns to the long-running hit at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) starting with the Monday, November 11 performance at 8 pm. Ms. Barnhart will perform the roles she helped create over 10 years ago: as a Bad Idea Bear, kindergarten school principal Mrs. T, as well as her trademark 'second-hand' work with puppets Nicky and Trekkie Monster. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! Dances onto the Stage in Detroit Through Nov 10
by Anton Anderssen - Nov 07, 2013

You already know you're going to love Mamma Mia! now on stage at the Fisher Theatre, through November 10. The wildly popular musical takes the massive worldwide hits from ABBA and weaves them into a compelling story about life, love and dreams. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights of Chinese Production of AVENUE Q
by Samantha Cheng - Oct 22, 2013

A Chinese production of the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q opened in Bai Yu Lan Theatre, Shanghai last week. Check below for a highlight video of this production. (more...)

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