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Avenue Q

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy
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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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This grown-up musical comedy stars a cast of humans and puppets, and tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There he meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the pervert), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman) and other new friends. Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

 
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80
Backstage

"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." Full Review

95
The Wall Street Journal

"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." Full Review

95
Variety

"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." Full Review

90
Theatermania

"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." Full Review

90
Theatre is Easy

"'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." Full Review

90
Stage Buddy

"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." Full Review

90
Hot Pepper Theater

"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." Full Review

95
The New York Times

"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." Full Review

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88
Avg Score

85
Funny, Refreshing, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You want a fun time and have fond memories of the first time you saw it.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by full puppet nudity.

90
Clever, Hilarious

See it if you're intrigued by the concept of muppets smoking pot

Don't see it if you can't handle full puppet nudity

85
Ambitious, Clever, Must see, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if you want to laugh your ass off all nite. Script, lyrics, actors, puppets, set... every aspect is hysterical. ALL adult humor, not for kids.

Don't see it if you think this is Sesame Street on broadway. WRONG. There's a little bit of everything, including profanity & some adult-puppetry sex-etry.

87
Clever, Quirky, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You want a funny show to take your adult friends after work one night. Great for some laughs and a bit of heart, too.

Don't see it if You are easily offended or want to take your kids.

100
Funny, Delightful, Must see, Raunchy, Refreshing

See it if you ever watched Sesame Street while growing up and wondered what happened to all those people and creatures when they grew up.

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh because you will LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF while watching this show. WONDERFULLY FUNNY evening in the musical theater.

88
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if Ave Q is the love child of Rent and the Muppets. This multi ethnic, closeted gay family residing in NYC is funny charming well performed .

Don't see it if Not for prudish folks that would think that puppet sex would be disconcerting.

Also As a non puppet porn sex virgin, ... Read more Read less

87
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of puppets

Don't see it if you are not a fan of puppets

85
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy raunchy, contemporary musicals that incorporate naughty puppets

Don't see it if if you don't like musicals or don't have a sense of humor

76
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see puppets doing unimaginable things while their operators are on stage singing for them. You will love it. Very imaginative.

Don't see it if you are offended by adult situations on stage or swear words.

86
Clever, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate politically incorrect, naughty humor; clever, catchy music and puppetry.

Don't see it if you're looking for something family-friendly, if you don't appreciate crude humor or if you're offended by foul language and sexual content

91
Clever, Delightful, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you love a great musical with a great cast and lots of laughs

Don't see it if you don't like to a somewhat raunchy content

86
Funny, Clever, Hilarious

See it if Avenue Q is just a great fun show that deserves it's long run

Don't see it if You hate both musicals and puppets

94
Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Dated, Hilarious

See it if You want something so clever and fun, but with plenty of heart!

Don't see it if You're too conservative...

82
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if Very witty, good music with wonderful lyrics.this show works better in a smaller theater than it did on Broadway due to use of puppets

Don't see it if If you don't like puppets

94
Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining, Fluffy, Baudy

See it if you enjoy an exceptionally funny visit to a bad neighborhood with badly behaved muppets...in song!!!!

Don't see it if you don't like puppets, really raunchy humor. Songs about porn, racism and closet homosexuality...sung by furry muppets

Also Avenue Q has been around a long time. Because it's good. Funny, oftime... Read more Read less

91
Clever, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining, Talented multi-character portrayals

See it if you enjoy laugh-out-loud humor with an edge. The use of puppetry is clever, not distracting. See it with a group of friends!

Don't see it if you are easily offended by edgy humor, or you're not a fan of puppetry.

76
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you love puppetry and some risque dialog. I am not a fan of puppets but partner is

Don't see it if you object to some risque comments

100
Funny, Intelligent, Masterful, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a funny and powerful masterpiece.

Don't see it if You do not like some raunchy humor.

85
Clever, Must see, Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want clever songs and dialogue about coming of age. It's just as relevant and true now as when it opened 13 years ago.

Don't see it if You don't like puppets or adult humor.

90
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want to see something different, very funny involving puppets

Don't see it if You don't like puppets and sometimes a little raunchy humor

100
Funny, Edgy, Raunchy, Great singing, Avenue xxx

See it if You'd like to see a Puppet Show (FOR ADULTS ONLY!); if you have this Fantasy: Sesame Street is redone just for people with a Checkered Past.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by Puppets do "The Nasty"; hearing songs like: "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist"; seeing Gary Coleman (R.I.P.) ALIVE!

65
Original, Overrated

See it if you want to laugh at a bunch of overused unoriginal jokes. Unique and original idea, definitely not like any other shows.

Don't see it if you expect it to live up to the hype. Way overrated.

89
Funny, Clever, Great staging

See it if You enjoy unique theatre. You like your shows to be entertaining yet though provoking. You enjoy good comedy.

Don't see it if You're really conservative and don't have a sense of humor.

78
Funny, Edgy, Raunchy, Overrated, Dated

See it if you missed the show when it was on Broadway and are looking for a good laugh/want to see what all the hype's about.

Don't see it if you don't want a raunchy show that's full of profanity and jokes that poke fun at everyone.

98
Must see, Relevant, Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like funny musicals and puppets. this is show has been around for over 13 years

Don't see it if dont want to have 2 hrs of fun in the theater