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Avenue Q to Celebrate Its Final World Puppetry Day

A special puppet dance party will take place on March 21.

Trekkie Monster, puppet designer Rick Lyon, and Lucy T. Slut of Avenue Q.
(© Tricia Baron)

Avenue Q will mark its final World Puppetry Day on with a special postshow dance party on March 21 at New World Stages.

The evening will feature a special $30 ticket price for any patron who brings a handheld or lap-size puppet to the show, with the Final Fling Puppet Dance Party immediately after curtain call.

World Puppetry Day was first celebrated in 2003 and sanctioned by the Union Internationale de la Marionette. It was initiated by Iranian puppet artist Javad Zolfaghari and is marked by puppet lovers around the world each year.

Avenue Q, written by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx, and Jeff Whitty, opened off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre on March 20, 2003, before moving to Broadway's John Golden Theatre, 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. It is scheduled to close May 26 at New World Stages.

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