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BWW Review: AVENUE Q at Playhouse On ParkBWW Review: AVENUE Q at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - Sep 16, 2017

As a young child, one of my favorite things to do was sit in front of the television, probably with a bowl of sugary cereal, and see what my friends who lived on Sesame Street were learning (and teaching me) that day. I consider the lessons I learned in my living room as the foundation that my future education was built upon. But what happens when characters like that grow up? Do they still rely upon each other for support and to help work out how to navigate the growing complexity of life? Do they still have helpful lessons to share? And would their style (and humor) grow up with them as well? It is this concept that grounds Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx, and Jeff Whitty's Tony Award winning musical, AVENUE Q, which opens the 9th season at West Hartford's Playhouse on Park. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Edgy AVENUE Q finds its place on Newark's GPSBWW Reviews: Edgy AVENUE Q finds its place on Newark's GPS
by Paul Batterson - Jul 31, 2017

Weathervane Playhouse managing artistic director Kevin Connell had a sense of trepidation leading up to the July 27 opening night for AVENUE Q. Written by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty, AVENUE Q is classified as 'Sesame Street for adults' and is the only show on the Newark theatre's summer calendar to come with a warning label about strong language and adult content. It also may be the only Weathervane production to rhyme the lines 'We'll be fine, thank you! See ya' with 'Hope you don't get gonorrhea.' (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETYPhoto Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre.  (more...)

BWW Review: AVENUE Q presented by Mind's Eye Theatre Company s at the MeX TheatreBWW Review: AVENUE Q presented by Mind's Eye Theatre Company s at the MeX Theatre
by Taylor Clemons - Jun 16, 2017

Fur, fuzz, and four letter words make Mind's Eye's Avenue Q a delightfully raunchy romp at the theatre. (more...)

Southgate Community Players Announce AVENUE Q Cast ListSouthgate Community Players Announce AVENUE Q Cast List
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Southgate Community Players are thrilled to announce their extremely talented cast of 'Avenue Q.' 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. (more...)

Casting Set for NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL World Premiere at Birmingham RepCasting Set for NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL World Premiere at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Jamie Wilson, Entertainment One (eOne), Ramin Sabi and Belgrade Theatre Coventry have announced casting for the World Premiere of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre's production of NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL opening at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Friday 20 October 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Davis Cameron Lemley in CAT IN THE HAT at The Growing Stage 5/5 to 5/21BWW Interview: Davis Cameron Lemley in CAT IN THE HAT at The Growing Stage 5/5 to 5/21
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 24, 2017

The Growing Stage completes its 35th Anniversary Main Stage season with 'Dr. Seuss's THE CAT IN THE HAT' directed by Lori B. Lawrence. Based on the book by Dr. Seuss, the show will be on the Netcong stage from May 5th to May 21st. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Davis Cameron Lemley who plays Cat in the show. (more...)

BWW Review: AVENUE Q at MTKC ProBWW Review: AVENUE Q at MTKC Pro
by Alan Portner - Apr 3, 2017

ribald memories of another puppet driven show that may have taught lessons on PBS (more...)

Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q's Puppet Trump & Puppet Hillary Debate Puppet Rights on World Puppetry Day!Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q's Puppet Trump & Puppet Hillary Debate Puppet Rights on World Puppetry Day!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Mar 21, 2017

In honor of World Puppetry Day, the Off Broadway company of AVENUE Q will conduct a Puppet Press Conference at New World Stages in NYC to declare and demand puppet rights be heard. Honorary Puppet Trump & Puppet Hillary reunited with to discuss this years top concerns for the puppet Q-mmunity. (more...)

Bring a Puppet to AVENUE Q for a Discount in Honor of World Puppetry DayBring a Puppet to AVENUE Q for a Discount in Honor of World Puppetry Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Tony Award Winning Avenue Q proudly announces its participation and observation in celebrating WORLD PUPPETRY DAY with special promo ticket offer. (more...)

Simon Bailey, Nicholas Goh, and More Announced for Duncan Sheik's WHISPER HOUSE at The Other PalaceSimon Bailey, Nicholas Goh, and More Announced for Duncan Sheik's WHISPER HOUSE at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Duncan Sheik follows up  the successful UK run of his musical thriller American Psycho with Whisper House a haunting new musical that combines a thrillingly original rock score with a touching and beautiful tale about learning to embrace the unknown. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents A FLEA IN HER EARPhoto Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will continue the 16/17 season with the hilarious farce, A FLEA IN HER EAR, a new version of Georges Feydeau's farce by David Ives, Directed by R. Michael Gros, March 1-18, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates 13th Anniversary and 3000th Performance Off Broadway!Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates 13th Anniversary and 3000th Performance Off Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2017

Avenue Q is the Tony Award winning musical featuring a cast of people and puppets, now in its 13th year on stage in NYC and around the globe. Avenue Q marked the occasion of its 3,000th performance at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St. in NYC) on January 4, 2017. The landmark performance was just celebrated with pre and post-show festivities bar-mitzvah/bat-mitzvah style as the musical turns 13, and begins its 14th year on New York stages! (more...)

AVENUE Q Announces 3,000th Performance Contest WinnersAVENUE Q Announces 3,000th Performance Contest Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Winners have been announced for AVENUE Q's contest to suggest what is in the box that the musical's HILLARY CLINTON puppet is giving to the DONALD TRUMP puppet. (more...)

Guess the Gift and Win Tickets to AVENUE Q's Bar Mitzvah CelebrationGuess the Gift and Win Tickets to AVENUE Q's Bar Mitzvah Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2016

As 2016 - inarguably one of the most unforgettable years in recent memory - comes to a close, the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q will ring in the New Year with a one-of-a-kind contest featuring Hillary Clinton and President-elect Donald Trump, whose puppet likenesses joined the company of AVENUE Q to great effect during the recent election season.  (more...)

Guess the Gift and Win Tickets to AVENUE Q's Bar Mitzvah CelebrationGuess the Gift and Win Tickets to AVENUE Q's Bar Mitzvah Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

As 2016 - inarguably one of the most unforgettable years in recent memory - comes to a close, the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q will ring in the New Year with a one-of-a-kind contest featuring Hillary Clinton and President-elect Donald Trump, whose puppet likenesses joined the company of AVENUE Q to great effect during the recent election season.  (more...)

West End Star Simon Lipkin Joins the Cast of DISASTER! as Rehearsals Begin for London ProductionWest End Star Simon Lipkin Joins the Cast of DISASTER! as Rehearsals Begin for London Production
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

West End star Simon Lipkin (Nathan Detroit alongside Rebel Wilson in Guys & Dolls, the title role in The Lorax, Barlow the Dog in I Can't Sing, Lonny in Rock Of Ages, Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q)  has joined the cast of DISASTER! as rehearsals get underway in London. (more...)

Cleveland State University Presents AVENUE Q at Playhouse SquareCleveland State University Presents AVENUE Q at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Cleveland State University's Department of Theatre and Dance, a Resident Company of Playhouse Square, starts out the 2016-2017 Theatre season with Tony Award "Triple Crown" winner Avenue Q, running October 27 - November 6 in the Allen Theatre.  (more...)

TV: Watch The Cast of AVENUE Q Debate As Hillary Clinton and Donald TrumpTV: Watch The Cast of AVENUE Q Debate As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2016

The CLINTON and TRUMP puppets made their debut in a Town Hall-style debate - which was a preview to the actual first scheduled debate between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump, yesterday. BroadwayWorld was on had to exclusively live stream the event on Facebook! (more...)

VIDEO: AVENUE Q Gets Ready for Presidential Head-to-Head with Clinton, Trump Puppet DebateVIDEO: AVENUE Q Gets Ready for Presidential Head-to-Head with Clinton, Trump Puppet Debate
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Clinton and Trump puppets made their debut in a Town Hall-style debate - a preview to the actual first scheduled debate between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump - earlier today, September 26, at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) at noon. BroadwayWorld was there and brought you footage LIVE - watch the video via Facebook below! (more...)

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