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Avenue Q

Avenue Q

by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty

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Avenue Q

Avenue Q

This 2004 Tony Award­winner for Best Musical features colorful, “Sesame Street”­style puppets with real­life problems and adult vocabularies.


Princeton, a recent college graduate with a “B.A. in English,” finally finds an apartment he can afford ­ on Avenue Q. Wondering about his purpose in life, Princeton takes advice from his eccentric neighbors. At the same time, he encounters and begins to fall in love with Kate, an aspiring teacher, but struggles with his own fear of commitment. During Princeton’s adventures with his new Avenue Q friends, he discovers the true meaning of friendship and develops his own sense of purpose.

Parental Advisory: Contains Explicit Content

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Composer and Lyricist
Robert Lopez


Composer and Lyricist
Jeff Marx


Jeff Whitty

  • Premiere

Broadway Premiere

John Golden Theatre
Opening Night
Jul 31, 2003
Total Performances
Original Cast
Jennifer Barnhart, Natalie Venetia Belcon, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jordan Gelber, Ann Haraada, Rich Lyon and John Tartaglia
Jason Moore
Ken Roberson
Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel: Artistic Director; Bardo Ramirez: Managing Director) and The New Group (Scott Elliott: Artistic Director; Geoff Rich: Executive Director)
Musical Director
Gary Adler
Stephen Oremus
Scenic Design
Anna Louizos
Costume Design
Mirena Rada
Lighting Design
Howell Binkley
Puppet Design
Rick Lyon
Sound Design
Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg


Original Broadway Cast Album


Vocal Selections


Souvenir Book



2004 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actor in a Musical - John Tartaglia
Best Actress in a Musical - Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Best Direction of a Musical

2004 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding New Musical
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Music

2004 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Stephanie D'Abruzzo
John Tartaglia

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