Avenue Q

Theater, Musicals
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

After many years, the sassy and clever puppet musical doesn’t show its age. Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx’s deft Sesame Street–esque novelty tunes about porn and racism still earn their laughs. Avenue Q remains a sly and winning piece of metamusical tomfoolery.

Running time: 2hrs 15mins. One intermission.

By: David Cote



Event phone: 212-239-6200
Event website: http://avenueq.com

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I was thrilled to get tickets to this show from TKTS -- for a very good price we had pretty solid seats. I thought this was an original show, the talent of the actors was incredible! Would have liked a little bit less political commentary, it was hilarious when it aligned with the plot of the show but then it took a very different stance, and completely distracted from the show I was engaged with. I go to the theatre to distract from life for two hours, and I couldn't quite do that.

I do have to say that the show was otherwise wonderful, engaging, creative, and the cocktails were so unique! What a lovely, intimate space for a show.


Despite it's long and highly talked about run in my hometown of London, I never did get to see Avenue Q here; so when I noticed it was playing in NYC on a recent short trip Stateside, I was ecstatic to finally catch the show...and oh boy was it worth it!

Simply put, the half-human, half-puppet production cleverly tackles some of the world's most pressing and unwarranted prejudices across gender, race and sexuality, all in the form of a colourful, tongue-in-cheek parody of real life. It was like the love child of 'Sesame Street' and 'Book of Mormon', in an absolutely incredible way, and a show I cannot recommend more!

Get down there!

*A special shout out to those actors playing people and a puppet simultaneously; you quickly forgot that both characters were in fact one person as the puppets took on an incredibly independent and captivating role. Not an easy thing to achieve I imagine, but something the actors nailed over and over again!

I've seen Avenue Q 4 times--it's brilliant and sarcastic and a MUST see if you are into musicals and dark humor. 

Hilarious, and completely relatable. This is a truly memorable show that does not disappoint! The whole audience will be laughing hysterically throughout....

Avenue Q is brilliant! Talk about nailing the post- college story.  And to tell the story through puppets, no less! Talk about keeping you entertained.  It basically tells the story of every college student once they've graduated. How do you transition into adulthood with no real world  experience in a world that requires you to have real world experience in order to get started?  The ultimate  millennials tale.  They also touch on relationships and confidence and the bad idea bears are always there to keep them confused.  Definitely a fun non traditional show.

Avenue Q is hilarious!  I had reservations about seeing a play with puppets, but you quickly see the puppets as human.  This is a real life story of a recent college grad who thinks upon graduation he will live the "American Dream", but quickly realizes that real life is difficult.  This play will resonate with everyone who transitioned from child to adult and being an adult hit them like a brick in the face.  

I've seen 3 musicals in my entire life! Avenue Q is my second favorite. At first, I told myself-"What the hell did I get myself into?" Puppets floating around on stage with real humans, real humans interacting with the puppets, but not with the humans holding the puppets; I was confused. I was expecting to see a set with puppets that pop in and out and the actors would do most of the acting. Nope. nah. naw. Not the case. It was a full on interaction-humans with puppets, ON STAGE - singing and dancing! Overall - what made the show so great was all the cussing and the real life shit they talk about.