Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo Premieres AVENUE ZOO, 4/21-9/9

Broadway World

Animal Tales Extravaganza returns to the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo for the third year with special production – AVENUE ZOO – featuring a guest appearance by Kate Monster, the beloved puppet star of the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q... read more

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "It's a Puppet's World!" A Two-Show Day with Avenue Q's Nicholas Kohn


Nicholas Kohn, currently playing Brian in Off-Broadway's Avenue Q, offers Playbill.com readers an intimate look at a recent two-show day as a human living in a puppet's world. He takes us through daily rituals, conducts a tour of the theatre and introduces the numerous creatures who inhabit his life... see photos

AVENUE Q Hosts A College Night 9/21


The Tony Award winning musical AVENUE Q will feature $25 tickets to audience members wearing an article of clothing from their college alma mater to the musical's "College Night" performance on Wednesday, September 21st at 8:00pm... read more

Avenue Q's Same-Sex Puppets Rod and Ricky Say "I Do" (Video)


Rod and Ricky, the same-sex puppets from the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q officially tied the knot July 24—the first day same-sex couples could legally marry in the State of New York... read more

See the Wedding Album (Photos)

On Sunday, July 24th, 2011 AVENUE Q's same-sex puppet couple Ricky and Rod, along with their friend Kate Monster joined hundreds of other same-sex couples in New York ... see photos

Gay Marriage Comes to Avenue Q! Puppets Rod and Ricky to Wed


Wedding bells will ring over at off-Broadway's Avenue Q on July 24. To celebrate the first day same-sex couples can legally marry in New York, the show's puppet characters Rod and Ricky will tie the knot at City Hall before the show's matinee ... read more

Avenue Q Couple To Exchange Vows Sunday


A pair of Broadway puppets will be among the many same-sex couples tying the knot this weekend as the state's new marriage law takes effect. Rod and Ricky from the musical Avenue Q will wed on Sunday.... read more

Avenue Q Celebrates One-Year Anniversary at New World Stages


The Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Off-Broadway transfer to New World Stages on Oct. 21... read more

Happy Birthday to Avenue Q! The Musical Celebrates a Year Off-Broadway


After packing up shop on Broadway last fall and moving into a new off-Broadway home at New World Stages, the residents of Avenue Q have settled in just fine... read more

Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates 1 Year Off-Broadway!


The Tony Award-winning AVENUE Q celebrated its first anniversary at New World Stages yesterday, October 21, 2010. After a triumphant, six-year run on Broadway, AVENUE Q continued its record of unexpected accomplishments... read more

Howie Michael Smith Moves Back to Avenue Q


Howie Michael Smith will return to the hit musical Avenue Q as Princeton/Rod beginning September 27. Smith performed in the show, which is now playing at off-Broadway's New World Stages, more than 1,000 times during Avenue Q's Broadway run... read more

Avenue Q to Alter Gary Coleman-Related Lines


Following the death of 42-year-old actor Gary Coleman, the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q — in which Coleman is depicted as one of the show's characters — will alter some of its script, according to a production spokesperson... read more

See Avenue Q Residents Take on Queen and Royally Rock Out


Ready for some rocking puppet hilarity? A few months after a YouTube video of The Muppets singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" became an Internet sensation, the rowdy puppet crew over at off-Broadway's Avenue Q has decided to join in on the Queen fun... read more

Original Avenue Q Star Returns to Musical Off-Broadway May 2


Original Avenue Q cast member Jennifer Barnhart, who created characters in the show's original Off-Broadway and Broadway runs, returns to the Tony Award-winning musical May 2... read more

PHOTO CALL: Mercedes Ruehl Visits Avenue Q


Tony Award-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl stopped in to visit with the cast and crew of Avenue Q at their new Off-Broadway home at New World Stages... read more

Casting Announced for Off Broadway ‘Avenue Q’

New York Times

The cast for the coming Off Broadway transfer of “Avenue Q” should look familiar to audiences who have seen that satirical puppet musical on Broadway or on its national tour. ... read more

'Avenue Q' downsizes from Broadway to Off


In June, they said that their raunchy and endearing Tony-winning, grownup-puppet musical would close Sept. 13 after six years on Broadway. But after what was to be the emotional final curtain last Sunday, producer Kevin McCollum announced from the stage - wait, hold your tears! - the big little hit was not going away after all. Instead, it will boldly go where few have gone before, reopening Off-Broadway at the New World Stages on Oct. 9... read more

‘Avenue Q’ Won’t Close, Moving Off but Not Out

New York Times

“Avenue Q,” the satirical Broadway puppet musical that was to close after its Sunday performance won’t be shutting down after all. Instead it will transfer to an Off Broadway theater... read more

'Avenue Q' Off-Broadway bow


With the announcement that "Avenue Q" will reopen Off Broadway after its Sept. 13 shuttering on the Main Stem, it’s tempting to imagine that the lines between on-Broadway and off it are starting to blur... read more

Monster Mash: 'Avenue Q' transferring off-Broadway

LA Times

Not closing yet: Tony-winning "Avenue Q" will move off-Broadway following its run at New York's John Golden Theatre... read more

Still Wanna Live On Avenue Q?

Perez Hilton

Heartbroken that Avenue Q played it's final performance in the John Golden Theatre yesterday? Stop your blubbering! You can still see it again and again - at it's new location... read more

A Whole New Purpose: Avenue Q Will Re-Open — Off-Broadway


News of the New York City death of Avenue Q has been greatly exaggerated. At the final Broadway performance of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Sept. 13, producer Kevin McCollum announced that the show will resume performances Off-Broadway on Oct. 9... read more



Avenue Q's Tony-winning composers, Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, hosted a special evening at the Lucille Lortel Theatre to benefit the Greenwich House Music School's Piano Fund.

The June 27 evening featured the Tony-winning Avenue Q score performed in jazz, classical and "other surprising arrangements." Mary Ann McSweeney, who plays bass in the Avenue Q orchestra, will be the musical director for the concert, which will boast a host of special guest stars to be announced at a later date... read more


Yale Daily News

With graduation looming just over a month away, many nervous seniors may find that the first song in the hit Broadway musical "Avenue Q," "What can I do with a B.A. in English?" hits just a bit too close to home.

But it is at least a little heartening to know that in the case of Bobby Lopez '97, the writer of that song, the answer to that question was to become a Tony Award-winning composer... read more



John Tartaglia, who earned a Tony Award nomination for his performance in the puppet-filled musical Avenue Q , recently announced that he would offer some tricks of his trade during a five-week intensive master class in theatre and children's television-style puppetry.

Response to the master class has been so overwhelming that the young actor has added a second master class. The second class will be held on the same dates - Saturdays, May 7-June 4 - from 1:30-4:30 PM. The weekly three-hour course will focus on the types of puppetry that can be found today on Broadway and on children's television programs... read more


If you missed us on JEOPARDY! see if you know the answer to this Double JEOPARDY question, from the Ultimate Tournament of Champions...

The category is: "Broadway Musical Settings" $1,600...

"I'm Kate Monster, and in 'Avenue Q', atop this famous skyscraper, I sing 'I wish I could go back to college'".

The answer, of course, is the Empire State Building.


Avenue Q was nominated for the Best Musical Show Album Grammy award!
Best Musical Show Album Nomination

Avenue Q - The Musical
Jay David Saks, producer; Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording With Stephanie D'Abuzzo, John Tartaglia & Others)


John Tartaglia and Rod appeared at the CBS (local Channel 2) anchor desk for an interview segment with weatherman (and Parade anchor) Dave Price on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2004 for CBS-TV's national coverage of the Thanksgiving Day Parade.


On November 29, 2004, the Tony Award-winning songwriting team Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx sang their hit songs from Avenue Q, along with some unknown "trunk songs" at Birdland (315 West 44th Street).  This was the first time the duo performed a full concert in public.  They were also joined on stage by some Extremely Special Guests!  The evening was part of The Winter Season, presented by Jim Caruso in association with TheaterMania.com, which features top Broadway and cabaret performers at the world-class music room.

Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx created and wrote all the songs for the hit Broadway musical Avenue Q, which won the 2004 Tony Awards for Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Musical.  Before it moved to Broadway, Avenue Q enjoyed a sold-out run Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre, where it received the season's Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical.  In 2000, Bobby and Jeff won the coveted Ed Kleban Award for Lyrics for Kermit, Prince of Denmark, a proposed Muppet Movie based very, very loosely on Hamlet.  They wrote and orchestrated two shows for Theatreworks/USA (Reading Rainbow and Ferdinand The Bull), plus a handful of children's songs for The Disney Channel.  They are currently working on a musical comedy film for Universal Pictures, and a stage musical based on a particular religion with Matt Stone and Trey Parker from South Park. The writing team is eagerly anticipating the September 2005 opening of a second company of Avenue Q in Steve Wynn's new hotel, Wynn Las Vegas.  Jeff and Bobby both write lyrics and they both write music, together, in the same room, at the same time.  They met in 1998 in the BMI Workshop, which they recommend highly to any aspiring musical theater writers.

BIRDLAND has been a world-class music room on the Manhattan nightclub scene since 1949.  Jazz superstars Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Dinah Washington, and more recently Ann Hampton Callaway, Diana Krall, John Pizzarelli and Tito Puente have all performed on the BIRDLAND stage.  The room offers top-flight music in a world class setting, good sight lines and acoustics, and a menu featuring award-winning Southern cuisine.  Most recently, it's become the home of Jim Caruso's Cast Party, the weekly Monday late night showbiz gathering featuring impromptu performances by the Broadway, jazz and nightclub crème de la crème. 

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Bush and Kerry (Puppets) Battled it out on Broadway at Times Square Avenue Q Debate
Link: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/88733.html

Puppets to Debate - And We Don't Mean Bush and Kerry
Link: gothamist.com


AVENUE Q performed "For Now" on the nationally-televised JERRY LEWIS TELETHON for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004.


Congratulations to the cast and crew for receiving THREE 2004 TONY AWARDS including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.

AVENUE Q Nominated For NY GLAAD Media Award

Avenue Q was nominated NY GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding NY Theatre Broadway and Off-Broadway.

AVENUE Q's Mirena Rada Won Award for Theatrical Costume Design

MIRENA RADA, who designed the costumes for Avenue Q, was named to receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Young Master Award.

AVENUE Q's Tartaglia Is a Hollywood Square

John Tartaglia, who stars as both Princeton and Rod in the hit new musical Avenue Q, held a spot in the syndicated game show "Hollywood Squares."

AVENUE Q Tickets Presented on Queer Eye For The Straight Guy

Tickets to Avenue Q are presented to the straight guy as part of his cultural makeover on Tuesday, December 2 on Bravo at 10pm.

AVENUE Q Appeared on NBC's Weekend Today Program.

NBC's national Weekend Today program had a segment with Avenue Q actors and puppets as they played "Santa's Helpers," gathering gifts from the audience as part of NBC's annual Holiday gift drive on December 7, 2004.

AVENUE Q Featured on an Episode of MTV’s Made

Avenue Q was featured on MTV's Made, a show where one willing candidate desperately wants to transform his or her life, and is willing to do just about anything to achieve that transformation.

The AVENUE Q Cast Album Reached Billboard Top 20 List

The cast album for the Broadway production of Avenue Q made the top Billboard Top 20 Internet Chart!

Equity's "GYPSY ROBE" Presented to Carmen Ruby Floyd in AVENUE Q

Actor's Equity

CARMEN RUBY FLOYD is the second recipient of Actors' Equity's famous "Gypsy Robe" for the 2003-2004 Broadway season. The colorful icon was presented on the opening night (Thursday, July 31, 2003) of AVENUE Q, recreating an historic, theatrical ritual that began on Broadway over 50 years ago... read more