The puppet-driven coming-of-age comedy Avenue Q opened at New World Stages in October 2009, just after ending its Tony-winning, six-year Broadway run at the Golden Theatre. Today Avenue Q ends its run at Off-Broadway’s New World Stages. The musical initially announced an April 28 but extended. The musical played 6,569 performances.
The current Off-Broadway cast features Katie Boren, Grace Choi, Matt Dengler, Jamie Glickman, Imari Hardon, Jason Jacoby, Nicholas Kohn, Veronica Kuehn, Lacretta, Michael Liscio, Jr., and Rob Morrison.
Featuring a Tony-winning score by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and a Tony-winning book by Jeff Whitty.
Avenue Q follows Princeton, a recent college grad who arrives in New York with a B.A. in English and not much else. Living alongside a crew of neighbors including monsters, a Japanese immigrant, a closeted Republican, and Gary Coleman, he sets off to find his ever-elusive purpose, which doesn’t get any easier in adulthood.
Don’t be tearful that Avenue Q, is closing because internationally the show is a hit. Here is Xiaoqing (Mao) Zhang an international musical theatre star, now residing and performing in the United States performing from the Chinese version of Avenue Q.