WINNER OF THREE 2004
TONY AWARDS, INCLUDING
WINNER OF 2004
WINNER OF 2007
Pictured: Jennifer Barnhart, Trekkie Monster, Rick Lyon
I created all of the puppets for AVENUE Q, and was in the original Broadway cast, originating the roles of Nicky, Trekkie Monster, and other characters. I also starred in The Las Vegas production before returning to Broadway, where I finished my tour of duty in October of 2006.
AVENUE Q is a fresh new musical about growing up and embracing life, that features a multicultural cast of human and puppet characters. It's about getting jobs, paying rent, bad relationships, and the unfairness of existence, told through the conventions of a cozy, familiar kids' TV show turned on its head. AVENUE Q is a sharp, witty live musical strictly for adults, and it's one of the only completely original new musicals you'll find on a New York stage. It's not a revival, based on a movie, an adaptation of a book, or a collection of old pop songs strung together. It is entirely original. Following a highly successful off-Broadway run at the Vineyard Theatre, AVENUE Q opened on Broadway on July 31, 2003 at the John Golden Theatre, and ran for 2,534 performances before closing on September 13, 2009. AVENUE Q re-opened off-Broadway at New World Stages in October of 2009.
The official AVENUE Q Homepage: http://www.avenueq.com
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Raves for AVENUE Q on Broadway: Ben Brantley of the NY Times:
And AVENUE Q won the 2003 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical before it transferred to Broadway.
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