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Avenue Q on Broadway

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by sugarsugarsweet, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. sugarsugarsweet

    sugarsugarsweet New Member

    Hey gang, I hope nobody minds. But I'm surprised that there has been no mention of the new Muppet/Sesame Street parody Broadway show, "Avenue Q".

    It DOES have adult content, to warn you, so if you're offended about it, disregard this. But the Hensons themselves have had input on the show, (Cheryl had to approve the look of one of the characters so that it didn't look too much like Cookie Monster)

    n-e ways, I won't put the website link here, because I don't wanna make anybody mad. But I thought it was worth calling to your attention.
  2. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    There's been lots of talk about it at ToughPigs.com and the ToughPigs Forum.

    Tons of news releases and articles have been reprinted if you want to catch up on them. Someone recently mentioned that the cast album will be recorded very soon.
  3. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    I've heard that several of the NY-based Muppet performers are supposed to be in the cast. Rick Lyon is (or was before at least) and built the puppets I believe.
  4. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    There are many wonderful Henson folks involved including Rick Lyon, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, John Tartaglia, Peter Linz and others. It really is a testament to all the crew and performers that this production is on Broadway. Hopefully it will have a long and successful run.

    The official site is here...


    If you click on "The Buzz", you can see the latest reviews of the Broadway production.

    Anybody here close enough to New York that you plan on going?
  5. fishbone

    fishbone Member

    That looks cool. :halo:
  6. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    I just found out that I will be in NYC Sept. 5-8 so I'm trying to arrange tickets for Avenue Q and Little Shop while I am down there. I've been to NYC before but never managed to actually see a Broadway show since I was usually down there on tour so this should be a treat! :excited:
  7. fishbone

    fishbone Member

    hey buck

    is your company looking for puppeteers?i'll email you later...day four? :confused:
  8. sugarsugarsweet

    sugarsugarsweet New Member


    well, oooohh, baby, sugarsugarSWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    At the time I was working for another company but I haven't worked for them for years. I'd like to be touring again with a show of my own though. That's why I have to be down in NYC for some meetings. Keeping my fingers crossed...

    BTW everyone, the Christian Science Monitor posted an interesting article on puppetry last week (Avenue Q is mentioned). Click here to view it.
  10. dave02149

    dave02149 New Member

    avenue q

    this show is absolutley wonderful! it's not as racy as it sounds. I have seen it twice and I am going for another round in November!
  11. The greatest thing since fleece!

    I went to see it this past Saturday with my wife and it rocked! The show is incredible, moving, funny...so funny! I laughed so hard I was tearing a few times. The adult content is high, at least, higher then I expected. While I had no problem with it, I will admit it's not for everyone (no one under 17 show be going without an open minded parent - unless they're New Yorkers. Then 15 is OK I guess. :p )

    Stephanie D'Abruzzo is unbelieveably good. You have to see and most especially hear her.

    Two foam thumbs waaay up!

    Later Days,
  12. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

  13. sugarsugarsweet

    sugarsugarsweet New Member

    oh yeah.....

    oh, they are sugarsugarsweet...
  14. dave02149

    dave02149 New Member

    little shop

    also if you look on www.littleshopofhorrors.com, you will see discounted tickets for the preview shows. Marty Robinson is again doing Audrey 2 and the Jim Henson Co. is also co-producing. I am going at the end of August so I will let you all know how it is!
  15. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    It's pretty cool they have an 'edgy' puppet show on broadway...even more cooler that seasoned JHC related folks are actually working with or in the show.

    I'll admit, I was no fan of Greg the bunny or Crank Yankers. But
    from the few clips I saw this is definately, well more than just sophmoric humor. It's also cool hearing about the little shop revival production.
    Still sadly far from the whispered JHC dream of a live Muppet show on broadway someday, but still pretty cool.
  16. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    It looks and sounds great. The puppets look great too, soo much character. I never even realised they had musical productions with puppets. Another great reason to live in the US! I wish I did! :)
  17. Ryan

    Ryan New Member

    Yeah, I love that it's sophisticated adult humor, dealing with adult issues, but not in a very grotesque manner.
  18. Tztz

    Tztz Member

    so sophisticated , so brilliant; 'internet is 4 porn'. :D
    its just well done by very gifted and professional people. im sure they didnt ment to be sophisticated. and from what i have seen, its not.
    but i havent saw the whole thing, so i guess i cant judge. ;)
  19. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Not sure about 'sophisticated' but I think it's definately supposed to be intelligent. And it is from what I've seen.
  20. Ryan

    Ryan New Member

    Well, it's much more sophisticated than Crank Yankers, which is a decent show at times, but very much teenage humor (I'm such a hypocrit, being a teen and all, lol). I agree that the Internet is For Porn song is a little over the edge, but the material in the song is good, so it's cool. :cool:

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