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Avenue Q: the Musical : The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical (Paperback) (Jeff Whitty)
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(Applause Libretto Library). Anyone who grew up watching Sesame Street on public television will quickly be able to identify the inspiration for Avenue Q . Most of the characters in the show are puppets, and the set depicts several tenements on a rundown street in New York City. Several characters are parodies of Sesame Street regulars: for example, the roommates Rod and Nicky are based on Bert and Ernie, while Trekkie Monster is based on Cookie Monster. However, these characters are in their twenties and thirties and face adult problems; despite the fuzzy faces, this is not a children's show. After a run lasting more than six years and 2,534 performances, the Broadway production of Avenue Q ranks in the top 25 longest running shows in Broadway history and continues to have productions run worldwide.
Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is "Avenue Q"; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian, the out-of-work comedian, and his therapist fiancee Christmas Eve; Nicky, the good-hearted slacker, and his roommate, Rod - a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Number of Pages: 15416.0
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Genres + Styles / Opera, Genres + Styles / Musicals, Theater / General
Series Title: Applause Libretto Library
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
Author: Jeff Whitty
Street Date: October 1, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-3996