Avenue Q Matches Number of Broadway Performances Off-Broadway Today
2534 on Broadway 2534 off Brodway = 5068 Performances
With this Sunday's November 15, 7:30pm performance of Avenue Q at New World Stages, the Tony-winning musical will have played 2534 performances, matching the number of performances it ran on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre.
Written by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx, and Jeff Whitty, Avenue Q opened off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre on March 20, 2003, before moving to Broadway, where it officially opened on July 31 of that year. The show went on to win three 2004 Tony Awards: Best Book, Best Score, and Best Musical. The Broadway production closed on September 13, 2009 and reopened off-Broadway at New World Stages on October 21, 2009.
With a cast of people and puppets, Avenue Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad in New York City. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone's looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a "purpose."
The current cast of Avenue Q includes Nick Kohn, Danielle K. Thomas (both transferred from the Golden to New World Stages), Elizabeth Ann Berg, Kerri Brackin, Grace Choi, Ben Durocher, Jason Jacoby, Katie Boren, Imari Hardon, Michael Liscio, Jr., and Jed Resnick.