Running since: July 2003 This spunky and cheerful Gen-X musical comedy for grown-ups features a cast of both puppets and live performers. Winner of 3 2004 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Closes September 13th.
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This blithe and chirrupy musical is about twentysomethings slouching confidently out of college and taking on the world. The muppetish ones wrestle with the angst and schadenfreude (we're not being literary here, there is actually a "schadenfreude" number in the show) of being thoroughly educated and marginally employed.
Call it "Sesame Street" meets Rent. The relentless cuteness is insistent, but the humor is definitely adult-minded and very funny.
May be inappropriate for 12 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre
Again - Those under twelve might be confused, perplexed, or inappropriately intrigued by some parts of the show. Do not take them. Call the sitter.
Altogether, a lively time with lots of laughs awaits theatergoers who take a trip to "Avenue Q."
The show, on view at the Golden Theatre, has a sassy charm, a quirky sense of humor that successfully negotiates two very different styles that take these Muppet-style creatures much further than Jim Henson ever went.
Most of the show has an impressive sharpness, along with a good heart.
New York Daily News
...an irreverence that keep you laughing from the second the curtain goes up until its triumphant fall.
New York Post
A mix of real people and puppets - often more real than the people - "Avenue Q" is a long way from "Sesame Street." In fact, if it were a film it would be rated NC-17, with four-letter words and explicit puppet sex...
New York Times
...savvy, sassy and eminently likable...
...a sort of entry-level musical for overeducated, underemployed college graduates with no prospects but plenty of idealism about making a difference in the world.