Avenue Q (NYC)
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Avenue Q (NYC)
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Avenue Q (NYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(5036 Reviews)
Positive
96%
Mixed
3%
Negative
1%
Members say
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy

About the Show

Broadway's 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical continues its hilarious, puppet-filled run Off-Broadway at New World Stages.

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Member Reviews (5036)

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962 Reviews | 338 Followers
75
Dated, Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you've never gone before. It's beautifully staged (you'll feel like the puppets are real) and entertaining. Fun songs that are well-sung.

Don't see it if you HAVE gone before. The show feels out-dated. It's still cute, but dusty. Try something new.

815 Reviews | 889 Followers
80
Original, Hilarious, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like hysterical fun, un-PC jokes. Original concept.

Don't see it if you don't care about profanity.

791 Reviews | 1003 Followers
70
Cute, Creative, Fun, Innovative, Funny

See it if You've never seen it before.

Don't see it if You don't like crude humor

897 Reviews | 374 Followers
88
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if You like topical humor like The Daily Show. Very funny and quick.

Don't see it if You're a republican. Read more

878 Reviews | 218 Followers
79
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like different kind of theater. love the dolls incorporating into play. Like the actor interaction with the audience.

Don't see it if you don't like cursing or sexual innuendos.

706 Reviews | 200 Followers
82
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want some light entertainment with current references.

Don't see it if you do not like puppets.

691 Reviews | 212 Followers
80
Funny, Quirky, Dated, Delightful, Clever

See it if Feel-good comedy about 20-something NYers finding their way. Multi-talented performers act, sing, and puppeteer. Pleasing songs.

Don't see it if The themes and characters may have been fresh when this won the 2004 Tony. They are now so familiar that the show has a dated feel.

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
86
A little bit racist, Original, Must see, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if you like your comedy biting and sarcastic and if you've never seen it or haven't seen it in a while. The show has held up extremely well.

Don't see it if you are easily provoked or insulted. The show is an equal opportunity offender. The satire is hardly softened by being delivered by puppets.

Critic Reviews (8)

The New York Times
October 22nd, 2009

"They may have no legs of their own, but darned if those fuzzy creatures aren’t still standing, long after more full-bodied competition has bitten the dust...And they remain surprisingly fresh (in all senses of the word), even for someone who, like me, has now spent many hours in their company."
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Variety
October 21st, 2009

"Of all the musicals hatched in the post-2000 age of irony, this cheeky satire of children’s television shows like “Sesame Street” has arguably remained the freshest and funniest. Returning to its Off Broadway origins, the 2004 Tony winner shows no discernible signs of downsizing and no loss of heart."
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The Wall Street Journal
November 13th, 2009

"The show remains both fresh and timely—I know plenty of twentysomethings who are having at least as much trouble getting work as did their older brothers and sisters—and its digs at political correctness are, if anything, even more pointed today. I enjoyed it every bit as much as when I first saw it on Broadway six years ago. So will you."
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Theatermania
October 21st, 2009

"The Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q remains as sharp and funny at its new Off-Broadway home...Indeed, the show's clever score and book continue to delight, and director Jason Moore's production still sparkles."
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Stage Buddy
November 4th, 2015

"The real staying power of this uproarious show is demonstrated by how well it holds up year after year. I was lucky enough to see the show with the original Broadway cast, and now, seeing it again a decade later, I’m impressed by how well-written, funny, and relevant 'Avenue Q' still is…If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Avenue Q yet, you’re in for a treat. Aside from the debauchery, 'Avenue Q' actually has a lot of heart."
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Backstage
October 21st, 2009

"The concept of puppets (operated by actors in full view of the audience) having romantic problems and bills to pay just like people not made of felt still raises guffaws. The new cast doesn't have quite the same degree of polish as the original, but..."Avenue Q" is still one of the hippest theatrical destinations in New York."
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Hot Pepper Theater
October 19th, 2015

"Avenue Q is like Sesame Street for adults, it's great. Did you see it when it was on Broadway? No? That's okay, because this holds up. It's not too late, you should check it out."
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Theatre is Easy
October 20th, 2009

"'Avenue Q' still makes me chuckle to the point of tears just as it did six years ago...It’s brilliant. Presenting this very adult story as an homage to children’s entertainment not only drives home the point that we all have to grow up at some point, but also provides unique storytelling opportunities. Although 'Avenue Q' is a well-oiled machine at this point, the cast is still having fun, the direction is tighter than ever and the music is still remarkably good."
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