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LaChanze, Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, Ken Roberson and Others Celebrate Timothy G Photo LaChanze, Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, Ken Roberson and Others Celebrate Timothy Graphenreed in Virtual Memorial
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2021

LaChanze and Avenue Q Choreographer, Ken Roberson will join Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, George Faison and Emmy/Golden Globe Winner, S. Epatha Merkerson and others to celebrate Broadway’s Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz) in a virtual Memorial on Sunday, February 28th at 5:30pm, EST.

Broadway Pianist/Composer/Arranger Timothy Graphenreed Has Passed Away at Age 68 Photo Broadway Pianist/Composer/Arranger Timothy Graphenreed Has Passed Away at Age 68
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2020

Broadway composer/lyricist/author/musical director/vocal arranger/dance arranger/orchestrator/accompanist, best known for composing The Tornado, and Emerald City Ballet in the Broadway hit 'The Wiz,' Timothy Graphenreed, passed away March 1, 2020, at Mt. Sinai at the age of 68.

WATCH: An Important Message from Original AVENUE Q Cast Member Rick Lyon and His Frie Photo WATCH: An Important Message from Original AVENUE Q Cast Member Rick Lyon and His Friend Trekkie Monster!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 25, 2020

While we've had our fair share of Broadway stars and celebrities encouraging the public to stay inside and social distance, we haven't had a monster say anything yet! Until today, when original Avenue Q cast member Rick Lyon and his friend Trekkie Monster returned to the Internet to remind everyone what the World Wide Web was for, especially now!

SDCF Announces Fichandler Award Winner And Finalists Photo SDCF Announces Fichandler Award Winner And Finalists
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2019

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), has announced the winner and three finalists for the annual Zelda Fichandler Award. The award will be presented at an invitation-only event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in New York City. The Fichandler Award recognizes directors and choreographers who have demonstrated great accomplishment to-date with singular creativity and deep investment in a particular community or region, and is named for Zelda Fichandler, the founding artistic director of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. This year's Fichandler Award focused on directors and choreographers from the central region of the United States.

AVENUE Q Ends Its 15+ Year Run Tonight; Watch a Tribute Video! Photo AVENUE Q Ends Its 15+ Year Run Tonight; Watch a Tribute Video!
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2019

Avenue Q officially ends its 15+ year run tonight, May 26.

AVENUE Q Enters Final Weeks of Performances Photo AVENUE Q Enters Final Weeks of Performances
by Julie Musbach - May 14, 2019

AVENUE Q - winner of three 2004 Tony Awards including Best Musical - will close May 26 Off-Broadway at New World Stages (340 W. 50 Street). The musical which has been a part of the New York theatrical landscape for 15+ years, both on Broadway and Off Broadway is produced by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre and The New Group, will have played a total of 6569 performances upon closing: from its first Broadway preview on July 14, 2003 to its final performance May 26, 2019.

AVENUE Q Broadway Set Pieces To Be Auctioned On eBay By Broadway Design Exchange Photo AVENUE Q Broadway Set Pieces To Be Auctioned On eBay By Broadway Design Exchange
by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2019

Theater fans and collectors can have their very own bit of Broadway when set pieces and props from the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q will be made available for an online auction on the Broadway Design Exchange website from May 6 to 16. The auction coincides with the May 26 closing of AVENUE Q, which has played 16 years on Broadway and Off-Broadway, as well as in theaters around the world. 

Rick Lyon's AVENUE Q Puppets Join Permanent Collection At Smithsonian Institute Photo Rick Lyon's AVENUE Q Puppets Join Permanent Collection At Smithsonian Institute
by A.A. Cristi - May 1, 2019

Three of the puppet stars of the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q - Kate Monster, Nicky and Rod - have been chosen to be part of the permanent Popular Entertainment collection at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, it has been announced by Rick Lyon, who conceived and designed the long-running show's furry cast of characters.

Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates World Puppetry Day Photo Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates World Puppetry Day
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2019

Avenue Q recently held some special events in honor of World Puppetry Day on March 21.

AVENUE Q Will Host Special Events in Honor of World Puppetry Day Photo AVENUE Q Will Host Special Events in Honor of World Puppetry Day
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2019

Avenue Q - the Tony Award winning Best Musical set to end its 15+ year run in NYC this spring - will celebrate WORLD PUPPETRY DAY on Thursday, March 21, 2019 with a one-night-only roster of special events, including a special ticket price for any patron who brings a puppet to the show AND a Puppet Dance Party after the 8 p.m. performance at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), it has been announced by AVENUE Q producers Kevin McCollum and Robyn Goodman.

AVENUE Q Extends An Additional Four Weeks Photo AVENUE Q Extends An Additional Four Weeks
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2019

Avenue Q is extending its previously announced closing date 4 weeks, due to popular demand, with a new end date set for May 26 at New World Stages! In December it was revealed that the 15+ year run of the musical would end on April 28.

AVENUE Q Original Broadway Cast And Creative Team To Celebrate 15 Years Of Avenue Q A Photo AVENUE Q Original Broadway Cast And Creative Team To Celebrate 15 Years Of Avenue Q At BroadwayCon
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2019

AVENUE Q - winner of three 2004 Tony Awards including Best Musical - will celebrate its 15+ year run on the BroadwayCon MainStage this weekend, Saturday, January 12, when Original Broadway Cast and Creative Team members will reunite for a special Q&A Panel. Robert Lopez, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Howie Michael Smith, Erin Quill, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, and Ann Harada are confirmed to attend. BroadwayCon moderators, Ben Cameron and Danny Jordan will host the event scheduled to take place from 4:40-5:30pm at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, (141 West 54 St.) in Manhattan.

AVENUE Q Will Close After 15 Years in NYC This Spring Photo AVENUE Q Will Close After 15 Years in NYC This Spring
by Alan Henry - Dec 10, 2018

AVENUE Q ‚Äď winner of three 2004 Tony Awards including Best Musical ‚Äď will conclude its celebrated 15+ year run in New York on April 28, 2019, it has been announced by the show's producers. Produced by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre and The New Group, AVENUE Q will have played a total of 6537 performances upon closing: from its first Broadway preview on July 14, 2003 to its final performance at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) on April 28 next year.

AVENUE Q Debuts First-Ever Interactive Holiday Calendar Throughout December Photo AVENUE Q Debuts First-Ever Interactive Holiday Calendar Throughout December
by Julie Musbach - Nov 30, 2018

Just in time for the holiday season, AVENUE Q announces the first-ever INTERACTIVE AVENUE Q HOLIDAY CALENDAR! From December 1st through the 25th, the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q - now in its 16th year in NYC - will release special holiday-themed content and the opportunity to win fun Q prizes online

Matt Dengler, Lacretta, and More to Join Cast of AVENUE Q Photo Matt Dengler, Lacretta, and More to Join Cast of AVENUE Q
by Julie Musbach - Oct 31, 2018

AVENUE Q welcomes new cast members, Matt Dengler, Lacretta, Jamie Glickman and Rob Morrison, along with the previously announced addition of Gizel Jimemez as the legendary show continues to perform Off Broadway at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) in NYC. AVENUE Q is now in its 16th year on stage in NYC.

Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates 15th Anniversary With Cake Before The Show Photo Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates 15th Anniversary With Cake Before The Show
by Walter McBride - Aug 1, 2018

The official 15th anniversary performance of Avenue Q was last night, and BroadwayWorld was in attendance! Check out the photos of the cast, original cast members, and special guests, arriving below! In addition, the cast celebrated with a cake before the show, and photos of that can be found below as well!

Photo Coverage: The Cast of AVENUE Q Arrives to 15th Anniversary Performance in Style Photo Photo Coverage: The Cast of AVENUE Q Arrives to 15th Anniversary Performance in Style
by Walter McBride - Aug 1, 2018

The official 15th anniversary performance of Avenue Q was last night, and BroadwayWorld was in attendance! The cast arrived in style in a decked out Avenue Q taxi cab. Check out the photos below!

Photo Coverage: The Cast of AVENUE Q Takes Their Bows at the 15th Anniversary Perform Photo Photo Coverage: The Cast of AVENUE Q Takes Their Bows at the 15th Anniversary Performance
by Walter McBride - Aug 1, 2018

Avenue Q recently celebrated its 15th Anniversary, with big events such as a concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. In addition, in the weeks leading up to the show's big night, original cast members made appearances in the show. The official 15th anniversary performance was last night, and BroadwayWorld was in attendance! Check out the photos below!

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage for an AVENUE Q Reunion Celebration at Feinstein's/54 Be Photo Photo Coverage: Go Backstage for an AVENUE Q Reunion Celebration at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 31, 2018

You might not be able to go back to college, but you can always go back to Avenue Q! Avenue Q celebrated its 15th anniversary with a reunion concert last night.

Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates its 15th Anniversary With Concert at Feinstein's/ Photo Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates its 15th Anniversary With Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 31, 2018

You might not be able to go back to college, but you can always go back to Avenue Q! Avenue Q celebrated its 15th anniversary with a reunion concert last night.

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