Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; Book by Jeff Whitty; Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
New World Stages, 340 West 50th St., NYC
How it’s New York: “Avenue Q” has been a big New York hit since it debuted in 2003, going on to win the Tony Award for Best Musical that year. It’s in its final few weeks at New World Stages. It’s also obviously a bit of a send-up of the muppets in Sesame Street, and what could be more New York than that?
How it’s Irish: The musical is going to Ireland!
Now, Frequent Business Traveler magazine and “Avenue Q” are giving away tickets and dinner for two to celebrate World Puppetry Day.
World Puppetry Day is on March 21 and is sanctioned by the Union Internationale de la Marionnette. It was first celebrated in 2003. Celebrate World Puppetry Day with “Avenue Q” at New World Stages.
The contest winner will receive two tickets to see “Avenue Q” on March 21 and will enjoy a pre-theater prix-fixe dinner for two with a welcome cocktail at Sushi Seki (gratuity not included), located minutes away from the theater.
We’re pretty sure Irish people will love the sarcastic and often deadpan humor of “Avenue Q.” After all, Irish comedy is often so deadpan it’s not until a few sentences later you realize someone was kidding. The show will be at The Gaiety Theatre May 14-18, 2019. English people have already had a chance to see it — it’s been in the West End for five years.
“Avenue Q” has been running Off-Broadway at New World Stages, and will close April 28.
Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, AVENUE Q is still the funniest and freshest show in New York City! This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on AVENUE Q. Still, the neighbors seem nice. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet entrepreneur), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman) and other new friends! Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Warning: the show is essentially PG-13. These muppets sing about homosexuality and pornography!