Stage Review

Avenue Q (2007)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Opening Date: Aug 07, 2007; Lead Performances: Cole Porter and Robert McClure; Writer: Jeff Whitty; Director: Jason Moore; Genre: Musical

After a brief, unsuccessful stint in Vegas, the Tony-winning musical/Sesame Street send-up Avenue Q is coming to your neighborhood, with its sweetly bawdy tale of college grads seeking love, affordable housing, and Purpose on a ramshackle urban block. The puppets are fuzzy and randy, the actors terrific, the songs (''It Sucks to Be Me'') catchy, and the humor (''Everyone's a Little Bit Racist'') politically incorrect yet gentle. If it isn't the revelation it was when it debuted Off Broadway in 2003, this high-energy show remains an uplifting charmer. A-

Originally posted Aug 31, 2007 Published in issue #952 Sep 07, 2007 Order article reprints
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