Avenue Q

Sesame Street meets South Park: They may look familiar, but these puppets (and their human counterparts) have an irreverent take on the joys and travails of making it on your own. Winner of the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical.


Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

(Appleton, WI)
400 W College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Charly Evon Simpson is the recipient of the 2019-20 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Ms. Simpson will be presented with the award at The Vineyard's annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on Monday, November 25 from noon-2:30pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Santa Barbara High School continues their string of contemporary Broadway musicals with Head Over Heels - A New Musical, November 8-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
This past Sunday, October 27th, I WISH: The Roles That Could Have Been, returned to Feinstein's/54 Below, with a sold out crowd!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 29, 2019
In this episode, Katie is joined in the kitchen by Beetlejuice's Girl Scout, Dana Steingold. Check out the recipe for Katie's Heart Stoppingly Good Samoa Cookies!
by Bobby Patrick - Oct 29, 2019
Alexandra Silber lives out her Broadway dreams in her Feinstein's/54 Below show I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been. In the second installment of Silber's concert, Broadway stars flocked to the venue to sing songs from roles that have passed them by for one reason or another.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Coronado Playhouse ends its 73rd season with the award-winning, high-energy production of Mamma Mia!, opening Friday, November 8 and playing through Sunday, December 15, 2019. Fall in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. This sunny, funny, sensational story, with a book by Catherine Johnson, is told through the magic of ABBA's timeless music and explosive dance numbers. Music and lyrics are by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the musical writing team and the a?oeguy-halfa?? of ABBA, that brought us the hits you know and love, like a?oeDancing Queen,a?? a?oeThank You for the Music,a?? a?oeMoney, Money Money,a?? a?oeTake A Chance on Me,a?? and the title song a?oeMamma Mia!a??.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
On Monday, November 4, Ann Harada, Crystal Lucas-Perry, John Cameron Mitchell, Taylor Schilling, Wallace Shawn and Fred Weller will appear in a one-night-only reading of Maxwell Anderson's Bad Seed, to benefit The New Group, as the company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season.  Cynthia Nixon directs.  This benefit reading supports New Group/New Works, The New Group's play and musical development program. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2019
After years of playing well with others - whether singing backup for friends' shows, or crooning alongside a cast of puppet characters - Jennifer Barnhart finally steps into the spotlight in her first solo cabaret, fittingly titled, 'It's About Time!' Alan Muraoka directs an evening of stories, silliness and song as Jennifer shares the journey that led her to two of the most famous streets in the world: Broadway and Sesame Street.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce extension for Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Tina Satter from the FBI transcript of Reality Winner's interrogation for leaking evidence of Russian interference in U.S elections. A New York Times Critic's Pick, Is This A Room now plays the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) through November 24. *Editor's Note: Is This A Room should contain a capital a?oeAa??
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Complete casting has been announced for Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical that will have its world premiere this holiday season at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, playing November 26 a?' December 29, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
 New Village Arts is thrilled to announce the upcoming production of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, written by Laura Eason, from the novel by Jules Verne. Directed by NVA Executive Artistic Director Kristianne Kurner, this production will feature original music from San Diego's own Pirate-themed folk-rock band, The Shantyannes (Joseph Freeman and Renee Moreno), with arrangements by Tony Houck, who also serves as Music Director for the production. This is an exciting, witty, and action-packed new adaptation of the classic story. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, in association with Executive Producer Jonathan Demar (Hadestown), will present a staged reading of the new musical _Come Find Me: A Christmas Musical_, with book and lyrics by Holly Reed and music by Holly Reed and Kelvin Reed. TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY: Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:00AM and 2:30PM at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
In December, New Conservatory Theatre Center is thrilled to present the pulse-pounding smash-hit musical, Head Over Heels, directed by NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker with musical direction by Mark Dietrich. Fall in love with a bold new musical set to the soundtrack of the most successful female rock band of all time, The Go-Go's.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Due to huge demand at the Peacock Theatre, West End the critically acclaimed 30th Anniversary production of Fame the Musical will extend its current run will play for a strictly limited season at the newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, located in the heart of North West London's new cultural neighbourhood from 21 Dec a?" 26 Jan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today that it is now accepting submissions for the 2020 National Music Theater Conference. Writers may submit new musicals through the O'Neill's Open Submissions process through Friday, November 1, 2019. 
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 22, 2019
Some of Broadway's leading women producers lunched at the Friars Club today followed by a panel discussion moderated by Friar and Broadway producer Jamie deRoy.  Ms. deRoy who happens to be the 8th woman inducted into the Friars (back in the day), guided the discussion of the distinguished Tony Award Winning group which included Susan Gallin (Other People's Money, Angels in America), Robyn Goodman (Avenue Q, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella), Mara Isaacs (Hadestown, McCarter Theater), Nelle Nugent (Latin History for Morons, For Colored Girls), and Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, Indecent).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
The New York Pops will honor the songwriting duo Kristen and Bobby Lopez at its 37th Birthday Gala on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. The festive concert features the couple's iconic worksa?"written with each other, as well as with other collaboratorsa?"performed by The New York Pops, under the music direction of Steven Reineke, along with a starry line-up of guest artists to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to welcome Nicholas McLean to the role of 'Boq' from Monday 20 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
THEY GOT THE BEAT! Join us this holiday for a fairy-tale celebration of love and acceptance in this raucous royal family a?oevacation,a?? HEAD OVER HEELS. Venture to the forest with the royals of Arcadia on a quest to save their beloved kingdom after they learn of an Oracle's prophecy of doom, all while moovin' and groovin' to the music of The Go-Go's in this exuberant Elizabethan-inspired musical!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
This just in! Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical based on the film of the same name, will open on Broadway this coming spring at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Previews will begin Monday, March 9, 2020 in advance of an official opening night on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
VR Theatrical announces their latest musical offering, FOREVER PLAID with Book by Stuart Ross and featuring all the best music from the 1950s, including Catch A Falling Star, Day-O, Perfidia, Heart And Soul, Scotland The Brave, Love Is A Many Splendored Thing and many more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
The Book of Mormon, Broadway's smash-hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Birmingham Hippodrome next year from 4 March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Plan your escape to the new musical about the choices we make a?" and the people we become a?" once we've had a change in latitude. DPAC is pleased to announce that Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE will come to DPAC from April 28 to May 3, 2020, as part of SunTrust Broadway's 2019 / 2020 season.
by Julie Yolles - Oct 14, 2019
Sierra Boggess is looking forward to her Detroit debut on Saturday as part of the Cabaret 313 Concert Series. Broadway's original Ariel (The Little Mermaid) and Rebecca Steinberg (It Shoulda Been You); and Andrew Lloyd Webber's favorite Christine (The Phantom of the Opera) is bringing a Broadway-packed repertoire of songs for two shows, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Max M. And Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit's Orchestra Hall.
by Seth Tucker - Oct 14, 2019
FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE PARODY MUSICAL Slays at All Puppet Players. Guttural, laugh out loud, wipe the tears away kind of funny with jokes as fast, furious, and perfectly obnoxious as a jackhammer. Warning: Explicit Language.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
The Impulse Project proudly puts on the SING-ATHON FUNDRAISER Cabaret on Thankgsiving week this November to support its next year of artistic endeavors in the Orlando area.
by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2019
Check out a brand new interview with Tony-nominee, Rob McClure, as he prepares to bring the iconic nanny, Mrs. Doubtfire, to life in a brand-new musical adaptation of the film!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Following a highly successful run at the King's Theatre in Glasgow in February 2018, the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will return to the city next year.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
A Christmas Carol is now in previews on Broadway! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only following critically acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story, starring Campbell Scott ('House of Cards,' Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Believe in magic this Holiday Season at the Fulton Theatre! Peter Pan flies in, November 14 through December 29, with previews November 12 & 13. An adventure for the entire family, Peter Pan is being produced on the grand scale of the Fulton's Beauty and the Beast.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Broadway stars performing alongside performance poets on the world-renowned Bowery Poetry stage (308 Bowery) in the heart of the East Village. On Sunday, December 15, an encore showcase will take place building off the smashing success of the inaugural Broadway Meets Bowery Showcase combining the best talents from the glitziest Broadway houses with the best spoken word artists from underground stages all over NYC.
by Alan Portner - Nov 6, 2019
Need an evening that stretches your G-rated mind with a fun, supremely entertaining, ninety minute rib-tickling exercise? How about an evening free from national politics? Oddly, it is available in a show about the nation's founders and others. You will enjoy Spamilton, an American Parody literally on the stage at Starlight Theatre's reformatted Cohen Stage through Sunday November 17.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Thinking about Christmas presents for family and friends? What could be better than treating them to a top West End musical! Here are some of London's finest which will make a great gift for anyone on your list.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, Shrek, Johnny & the Sprites) will lead THE MUSIC MAN (Nov. 29 - Dec. 29, 2019) at The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum in Boca Raton, FL.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2019
New Village Arts presents AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, written by Laura Eason, from the novel by Jules Verne. Directed by NVA Executive Artistic Director Kristianne Kurner, this production will feature original music from San Diego's own Pirate-themed folk-rock band, The Shantyannes (Joseph Freeman and Renee Moreno), with arrangements by Tony Houck, who also serves as Music Director for the production. This is an exciting, witty, and action-packed new adaptation of the classic story.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
A holiday in the country turns deadlya?"and hilariousa?"in the concert premiere of Ed Dixon's Whodunit...The Musical. Directed by Peter Flynn (Smart Blonde, Curvy Widow), the whip-smart musical comedy with a touch of mayhem will play one night only at The Green Room 42 (Yotel NYC, 570 10th Ave. at 42nd St.) on Wednesday, November 20 at 7pm. Tickets, priced from $20, are available online at https://thegreenroom42.poptix.com.
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2019
Let the storm rage on because we're getting a look inside the magic that bring's Arendelle's eternal winter to life eight times a week in the hit musical Frozen! Check out the video to get a peek at the show's set transformation on the stage of Broadway's St. James Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Autumn is here and the holidays are approaching. As the temperature begins to drop, warm up with a trip to a Broadway show! Today, we're taking a closer look at Broadway's long-running classics. What better way to escape the hustle and bustle than with a trip to experience one of the most beloved musicals on the Great White Way. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Sony Masterworks Broadway just announced the December 6 release of SUPERHERO (ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING) with music and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Emmy Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Jagged Little Pill, Next to Normal, If/Then) and book by Tony and Golden Globe Award-winning writer John Logan (Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Red).  Also making its debut alongside today's preorder is the album's lead offering a?oeIt's Not Like In The Movies,a?? performed by  Tony and GRAMMY Award nominee Bryce Pinkham and Kyle McArthur a?" listen here. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
The Mercury panto is back, and this year it has been supersized to delight audiences at the 840 seat temporary venue, Mercury at Abbey Field. Colchester panto favourites Antony Stuart-Hicks (Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, Dick Whittington) and Dale Superville (Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, Spamalot) are back for another festive season, this time forming a dastardly duo as the Ugly Sisters.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Additional casting has been announced for Emojiland, including George Abud (The Band's Visit) as Nerd Face, Emojiland Co-Writer Laura Schein as Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes (aka a?oeSmizea??), Emmy Winner & Grammy Nominee Felicia Boswell (NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE, Shuffle Along, Motown) & Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, YouTube's a?oeBreaking Down the Riffsa??) as the loving couple, Police Officer and Construction Worker, and Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Pile of Poo. They are joined by previously announced stars Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea) who will play Princess and Josh Lamon (The Prom, Groundhog Day) who will play Prince. Additional casting will be announced soon. The production will have a limited Off-Broadway run Thursday, January 9, 2020 through Sunday, March 8, 2020 at The Duke on 42nd Street in New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). Emojiland The Musical garnered 12 nominations and 5 wins at the 2018 NYMF Awards and was a 2018 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center has announced the national tour of Come From Away, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Houston debut at the Hobby Center for a limited engagement March 3 - 8, 2020. Come From Away tickets will go on sale Friday, November 15 at 10 AM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to the Fox Cities at Fox Cities P.A.C. next month. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
I'M HERE, A battle to find herself, believe in herself and most importantly to love herself. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
MTKCMusic Theatre Kansas City (MTKC) is well known around town for offering steady, top-quality musicals performed by the city's best youth talent. In 2016, MTKC introduced its first paid-professional production with The Last Five Years and the start of the longtime local theater company's expansion into professional-level performances. Since then, they presented a sell-out production of Avenue Q as the Kansas City professional premiere, the newest revival version of Pippin as well two Christmas musicals, A Wonderful Life and the regional premiere of All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Tickets for the Broadway premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical, are now on sale at Telecharge.com. Produced by multi-Tony Award winner Kevin McCollum (Avenue Q, Rent, In The Heights, Something Rotten!), Mrs. Doubtfire is based on Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture. Mrs. Doubtfire will begin previews on Monday, March 9, 2020 and open on Sunday, April 5 at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St).
by - Nov 1, 2019
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for November, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Join BPA for a heartwarming story just right for the holidays as BPA presents Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical December 6 a?" 22. This magical story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny is based on Roald Dahl's beloved book. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.