"Everything in life is only for now."
AVENUE Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seems nice. There’s Brian the out-of-town comedian and his therapist fianceé Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod—a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building’s superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever elusive purpose in life.
FIRST PREVIEW: July 10, 2003
OPENED: July 31, 2003
CLOSED: September 13, 2009
THEATRE: John Golden
MUSIC & LYRICS: Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
BOOK: Jeff Whitty
DIRECTOR: Jason Moore
CHOREOGRAPHY: Ken Roberson
PUPPETS CONCEIVED & DESIGNED BY: Rick Lyon
SCENIC DESIGN: Anna Louizos
COSTUME DESIGN: Mirena Rada
LIGHTING DESIGN: Howell Binkley
SOUND DESIGN: Acme Sound Partners & Nevin Steinberg