Stephanie D'Abruzzo, John Tartaglia and More to Appear in Talkback as Part of AVENUE Q's Anniversary Celebration
AVENUE Q original cast members Jennifer Barnhart, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Rick Lyon & John Tartaglia will join current cast members for a special 15th anniversary celebration talk-back following the Saturday, July 28 matinee performance.
Last week, the show's producers Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman and Jeffrey Seller, began celebrating the lead-up to the show's 15th anniversary performance on Tuesday, July 31 at 7pm with two weeks of unique performances at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) as members of the musical's legendary original Broadway company and other Avenue Q alumni return to perform.
Remaining 15TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL PERFORMANCES:
- Wednesday, July 25 8:00 PM - Jennifer Barnhart & Rick Lyon
- Thursday, July 26 8:00 PM - Stephanie D'Abruzzo
- Friday, July 27 8:00 PM - Stephanie D'Abruzzo & John Tartaglia
- Saturday, July 28 2:30 PM & 8:00 PM - Jennifer Barnhart, Rick Lyon & John Tartaglia
- Sunday, July 29 3:00 PM - John Tartaglia
- Sunday, July 29 7:30 PM - Barrett Foa & Carmen Ruby Floyd
As previously announced, The Avenue Q 15th Anniversary Reunion Concert, a special one-night-only event, will feature the show's creators and cast members from Broadway and beyond performing cut and alternate versions of songs and sharing behind-the-scenes stories from the show's history on and Off-Broadway. The concert will be performed for two performances only at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM on Monday, July 30 at Feinstein's/54 Below. www.54Below.com/Q15
Since it roared into the spotlight - with its singular cast of people and puppets including Princeton, Kate Monster, Rod, Nicky, Trekkie, Christmas Eve, Gary Coleman and Lucy T. Slut - opening on Broadway on July 31, 2003, Avenue Q has given over 6,000 performances, running seven years on Broadway before transferring to New World Stages in 2009, where it continues to play to large and happy houses.
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. Music director is Brian Hertz. Animation design is by Robert Lopez, incidental music is by Gary Adler, and casting is by Cindy Tolan & Adam Caldwell. Christine M. Daly is Production Stage Manager.
At New World Stages, Avenue Q performs Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:30 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased through Telecharge by calling 212-239-6200 or visiting www.telecharge.com. A limited number of rush tickets are available at the box office for each performance.
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