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Avenue Q
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Avenue Q

Oct 21, 2009 - Open Run
Running time: 2:15
PLAYING @
New World Stages
340 W 50th St
New York, NY 10019
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Subway: C, E to 50th St.
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ADDITIONAL INFO

Listed at TKTS: Frequently
Audience Advisory
Mature language/themes May be inappropriate for 12 years of age and under. (Avenue Q does employ puppets, however it is not suitable for young children.)
Age Guidance: 16
Show Notes
1 Intermission. Strobe lights are used in this show

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
Wheelchair seating available. Theatre is wheelchair accessible.
Seating
Two 499-seat spaces, two 360-seat spaces, and one 199-seat space.
Elevator\Escalator
Yes.
Curb Ramps
none
Entrance
Complex has a street level entrance, with elevators.
Box Office
Lobby on main level
Restroom
Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available on each level.
Water Fountain
Cafe on main level
Infrared Listening System
Yes. No reservation accepted.
Visual
yes

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REVIEWS

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.

- Ben Brantley, 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.

- David Sheward, Backstage

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