Broadway/L.A. has announced an addition to its roster of live stage attractions playing the Pantages Theatre during its 2010-2011 Season. Avenue Q - the smash-hit Broadway musical about real life in New York City, as told by a cast of people and puppets through an acclaimed, Tony-winning book and score - will return to Los Angeles for a limited one week engagement, March 1-6, 2011.
Avenue Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone's looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a "purpose." Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that "the real world" isn't so bad, after all!
Avenue Q is the creation of a host of talented young theatre artists and features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; and directed by Jason Moore. Avenue Q features a cast of people and puppets who tell their story in a smart, risqué and downright entertaining way.
Avenue Q opened on Broadway on July 31, 2003 to great critical and popular acclaim. The New York Times hailed it as "a breakthrough musical of a very different stripe. Savvy, sassy and delicious!" and Entertainment Weekly claimed it was "one of the funniest shows you're ever likely to see!"
Avenue Q went on to win three 2004 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Original Score of a Musical (Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx) and Best Book of a Musical (Jeff Whitty). More than 1,500 performances later, Avenue Q remains one of Broadway's biggest and most enduring successes, playing to enthusiastic audiences eight times a week.
For more information on Avenue Q, please visit www.AvenueQOnTour.com.