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Avenue Q

Opening Date: Oct 21, 2009

Closing Date: May 26, 2019

Running Time: 02:15

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Playing @

New World Stages

340 West 50th Street New York City, NY 10019

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Winner of the 2004 TONY® “TRIPLE CROWN” for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK - part flesh, part felt and packed with heart

The story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fianceé Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate.

Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 16

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Audience Advisory:

Mature language/themes Avenue Q does employ puppets, however it is not suitable for young children. Strobe lights are used in this show

Performance Schedule:

SUNDAY @  7:30 PM


Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx


Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx


Jeff Whitty


Jason Moore


Ken Roberson

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Full-price tickets

$75.50 - $97



Quotation Mark

Watching [the cast] bring new shadings to the art of blurring the boundaries between cloth and flesh is a pleasure, as their characters wrestle with issues of sex, love, commitment and time passing. Though I don’t belong to the same generation as these frustrated figures, I felt a reassuring sense of homecoming when I once again saw Anna Louizos’s cartoon urban streetscape. Part of that is a critic’s gratitude for a proven show with an original sensibility in a theater season short on musical imagination. But pretty much anyone who remembers arriving in New York, fresh from school, without a trust fund or a sugar daddy (or momma), will find grounds for identifying with those rudderless figures onstage. The show’s concluding number, “Only for Now,” hymns the curse and comfort of the idea that nothing is forever. In the original lyrics, the litany of things that are promised to be only temporary, in addition to “your hair” and sex, included George W. Bush. That has been altered to Fox News. In the meantime I am perfectly happy that the “for now” of “Avenue Q” remains indefinite.

---The New York Times

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Six years after the show's opening, the hilarious book by Jeff Whitty and equally funny songs by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx have retained their snap. The concept of puppets (operated by actors in full view of the audience) having romantic problems and bills to pay just like people not made of felt still raises guffaws. Though it's moved five blocks to a smaller stage, "Avenue Q" is still one of the hippest theatrical destinations in New York.


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Box Office

Street to Lobby (Box Office): no steps, ground floor. Box Office windows are wheelchair accessible

Curb Ramps

None available


Men's & Women’s (Orchestra Level-North): multiple stalls & 1 accessible stall, changing table. Men’s & Women’s (Mezzanine Level-South): multiple stalls & 1 accessible stall. Gender Neutral (Orchestra Level-Center): single stall

Directions Subway

C/E to 50th Street, 1 to 50th Street, N/R/Q/W to 49th Street, B/D/F/M to 47-50th Streets-Rockefeller Center


Everything is accessible with escalators and an elevator but the space itself is large, requiring a bit of walking


Complex has a street level entrance, with elevators. The theatres are located underground with three levels: the main floor, the mezzanine level (one floor down), and the orchestra level (another floor down)

Visual Assistance

Available upon request

Water Fountain

Outside of restroom Orchestra Level-North. Wheelchair accessible.

Assisted Listening System

Infrared assisted listening devices and neck induction loop systems (requires t-coil) are available to borrow at the Shubert Audience Services kiosk

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating is available


Street parking located on 49th & 50th Sts. New World Stages also uses ParkWhiz:

Passenger Loading Zone

Front of Entrance


None on premises

Directions Bus

M11 via 9th Avenue


None on premises

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

C/E to 50th Street, 1 to 50th Street, N/R/Q/W to 49th Street, B/D/F/M to 47-50th Streets-Rockefeller Center

Bus Icon

By Bus:

M11 via 9th Avenue