Avenue Q Summary

  • Avenue Q is 2 hours and 15 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: July 11, 2003
  • Opens July 31, 2003
  • Show Closed: September 13, 2009

A recent university grad moves into his first apartment and navigates love, work, and friendships in this Sesame Street-style satire of post-college life.

Avenue Q on Broadway Background

Avenue Q began life at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre and very quickly became a smash with critics and the youthful city-dwellers who could relate to the hilarious musical's take on becoming an adult and finding your purpose in post-collegiate life. The show gained fans of all ages and backgrounds when it transferred uptown to the John Golden Theatre on Broadway in the summer of 2003, where it earned more enthusiastic reviews. Avenue Q topped off its honors with a slew of TONYs, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Musical. Now it is back Off-Broadway, delighting audiences at New World Stages.

What’s Avenue Q Like?

The combo of human actors and puppets may make Avenue Q look like a kids' show, but songs like "The Internet is for Porn" and "If You Were Gay" point to a more adult sensibility. Clever jokes about everything from racism to the challenge of finding your purpose make this modern musical comedy a particular favorite of twenty and thirtysomethings. But just about anybody who has made the transition to adulthood (and, preferably, has also seen Sesame Street) can relate to the people and puppets of Avenue Q.

Is Avenue Q Good for Kids?

Avenue Q is for mature audiences only. Despite the presence of puppets, Avenue Q is not for children at all. Explicit language is used throughout the show, two of the puppet characters have simulated sex onstage, one character wrestles with his sexuality and one dirty ditty declares, “The internet is for porn.” Parents should use discretion in deciding whether their kids are mature enough for Avenue Q.

Theatre Information

John Golden Theatre

252 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 805
Entrance: 45th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
Theatre Information

John Golden Theatre Seating Chart

Avenue Q Marquee

Avenue Q Marquee

Cast Members

Princeton/Rod
John Tartaglia
Kate Monster/Lucy
Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Bear/Mrs. T
Jennifer Barnhart
Brian
Jordan Gelber
Nicky/Trekki
Rick Lyon
Christmas Eve
Anna Harada
Gary Coleman
Natalie Venetia Belcon

Producers

Vineyard Theatre

The New Group

Jeffrey Seller

Production Credits

Direction
Jason Moore
Choreography
Ken Roberson
Puppet Design
Rick Lyon
Set Design
Anna Louizos
Costume Design
Mirena Rada
Lighting Design
Howell Binkley
Sound Design
Acme Sound Partners
Musical Direction
Gary Adler
Musical Supervision and Orchestrations
Stephen Oremus
Lyrics and Music
Robert Lopez
Lyrics and Music
Jeff Marx
Book
Jeff Whitty

Creative Team

General Manager
John Corker
Company Manager
Mary White
Casting Director
Cindy Tolan Casing
Production Stage Manager
Evan Ensign
Press Agent
Shirley Herz Associates
Advertising Representative
SPOTCo