Avenue Q tickets are available for eight shows a week, including two matinees. Be sure to check your ticket before going to New World Stages – Sunday performance times vary from the rest of the week, and tickets are for 3 pm and 7:30 pm shows on Sundays.
What might happen if the young and innocent cast of your favorite childhood puppet show grew up, had to find jobs and generally deal with the everyday stresses of adult life? Chances are they'd become the raunchy, cranky and downright dirty residents of Avenue Q
! Winner of three Tony Awards including Best New Musical, this comedy is a satire of Sesame Street
-like children’s television and takes a harsh and hilarious look at coming of age. Avenue Q
recently celebrated its ninth anniversary in New York City and currently plays off-Broadway at New World Stages, after a highly successful six-year Broadway run ended in 2009.
stars some unconventional puppets and their down-on-their-luck human friends. Together, the puppets and humans enthusiastically search for their purpose in life, yet struggle to pay the rent in their grungy neighborhood. After graduating from college, the enthusiastic young Princeton moves to New York and finds that the only neighborhood in his price range is the dumpy Avenue Q
, where dreams are big but are often weighed down by the realities of day-to-day existence. Both the human and puppet characters parody stereotypes, making for hilarious and often jaw-droppingly crass encounters. The talented puppeteers of Avenue Q
play multiple roles and are always visible on stage, but their presence blends into the background as the puppets come to life and interact with the human characters on stage.
By juxtaposing childlike puppets with the issues and anxieties of adulthood, the show, written by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, mocks both a pre-supposed innocence and the struggles of growing up. Originally intended to be a television series, Avenue Q’s
songs blend the musical qualities of children’s television and standard style show tunes while layering in highly inappropriate lyrics. The result is an utterly hilarious satire of being a young adult at the dawn of the 21st century.
Two hours and 15 minutes (one intermission).
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Good for kids?
These aren't your proper and courteous puppets from Sesame Street
. They curse, they're inappropriate and insulting to boot. The show contains some seriously suggestive sexual situations and full-frontal puppet nudity that may not be appropriate for anyone younger than 14.