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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. ... Read more

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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Reviews (3533)

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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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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

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...

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

85
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you like crude and offensive humor, enjoy shows that contain hilarious commentary on everyday life, cohesive show with a lot of heart

Don't see it if you hate puppets or particularly puppets that are operated in full view, you get offended by raunchy humor or take yourself too seriously

90
Clever, Edgy, Dated, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like a bit of raunch with your musical comedy.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by puppets that curse and have sex.

87
Funny, Quirky, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you can get a seat up-front. You'll want to be close to the puppets.

Don't see it if you're a conservative Republican.

81
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if fun show especially for kids

Don't see it if no reason not to see it

92
Clever, Edgy, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if If you like puppetry and perverted humor.

Don't see it if If you can't handle perverted humor and puppets having sex.

95
Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you have a sense of humor & want a giggle. Saw it in NYC on & off Broadway, & LA. Tickled me every time! Great adult Sesame St. send up!

Don't see it if a puppet sex scene will offend you. You don't like puppets/muppets. You don't like comedies.

89
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if See it every 6 months because script changes with new jokes

Don't see it if You are scared of puppets

82
Clever, Quirky, Dated, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy funny, politically incorrect comedy, yet with moments that are quite moving, and a fun score.

Don't see it if you know you won't enjoy anything that has puppets, and know that despite the puppets, the show is not for young children

88
Funny, Original, Clever, Delightful, Must see

See it if you don't mind laughing at life, and are looking for a unique theatrical experience that you will make you smile when you recall it

Don't see it if you are looking for puppetry for children.

75
Funny, Indulgent, Hilarious, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You want some flat out good times and enjoy some edgy puppetry. You're a fan of slapstick comedy.

Don't see it if You want it to be as fresh, fun and exciting as it was when it opened. The humor hasn't all ages well, and it's less original than it felt.

79
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Clever, funny and catchy numbers. Lively and engaging cast. Really intimate venue. See it if you haven't seen any Ave Q live productions.

Don't see it if the lyrics and direction may appear a tad dated or not as groundbreaking...in 2016, but it was a fun night overall!

75
Funny, Enchanting, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy unusual acting (through moppets) and funny banter.

Don't see it if you are offended by politically incorrect jokes or are bothered by moppets.