See the hottest shows in New York!

Avenue Q Broadway

Avenue Q Broadway

No Promotions

*Promotions listed are subject to change without notice and based on availability. We make no guarantee that the promotions listed are available.

Avenue Q Broadway Information

Show Quick Facts

  • Avenue Q Broadway combines puppet and human characters all at once.
  • Avenue Q NYC was the winner of the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Original Score.
  • Avenue Q was the first Broadway show ever to move Off-Broadway and remain open.

Show Info

Show Dates:
On Broadway July, 2003- Sept., 2009; Off Broadway Oct., 2009- ongoing

Performance Times:
Mon. 8pm, Weds.- Fri. 8pm, Sat. 2:30pm & 8pm, Sun. 3pm & 7:30pm

Running Time:
2 Hours 15 Minutes (One Intermission)

Location:
New World Stages
340 W 50th St
New York, New York 10019

Nearest Transit:
50th St-8th Ave (C, E), 50th St-Broadway (1)

View Map

Age Restriction:
Parental Guidance Strongly Suggested

Reservations:
Advanced Ticket Purchases Recommended

User Average Review

Overall:
3.85
Acting:
4
Ambience:
3.5
Production:
4
Story:
4

Based on 3 reviews

Rating Distribution

3.9 out of 5 Stars

100.0% recommended it

Avenue Q Broadway Reviews

Sort Reviews By: | | |

Jason Bushey

Joined: November 2010

xxx.xxx.185.247

Overall:
4.5
Acting:
5
Ambience:
4
Production:
4
Story:
5

Would recommend to a friend

Date of visit: 07/10

Went with:

I attend shows:

My ticket was:

Avenue Q - The funniest musical I've ever seen (Note: I haven't seen Book of Mormon)

Avenue Q is hysterical; I'll just go ahead and say that it's the funniest musical I've ever seen. It's the perfect blend of raunchy humor with a semi-sweet storyline, and let's face it, anytime a puppet swears (or, in the case of Avenue Q, a whole lot more), it's just funnier. That's a fact.

Avenue Q tells the story of a young, idealist post-college graduate who moves to the big city and, well, isn't really qualified to do anything, what with being an English major and all. (That joke hit pretty close to home for yours truly.) It's told through the eyes (mostly) of puppets, save for a few live-action human characters highlighted by the hilarious building super Gary Coleman. (May he rest in peace.) The performers do an amazing job of keeping the attention focused on the puppets; they're not remotely invisible or anything like that, but the projection of themselves onto the puppets is pretty masterful.

Avenue Q is filled with excellent musical numbers that are as funny as they are catchy. Each song deals with a real-life issue in a satirical way. "What Do You Do With a B.A. in English" helps liberal arts students like myself figure out just that, while "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" plays off of racial stereotypes that people in our society have been trained to believe, albeit subconsciously. There isn't a single song in Avenue Q that I was hoping would end sooner than it did, which is to say that they're all lively, fun numbers that add to the musical as a whole and are by no means just thrown in for kicks.

The humor of Avenue Q is definitely meant for adults, and while at times it's raunchy it rarely goes for the easy joke. If anything, it's inappropriate for younger kids because the jokes will fly well over their head. (Well, that and the sex scene with puppets, I suppose.) This show has since moved off Broadway so I can't speak to the theater, but I can tell you that you'll laugh until you just about cry at Avenue Q. (My personal favorites are the two "bad idea" puppets - absolute scene-stealers throughout the show.)

This is an off Broadway gem not to be missed. If you can't score tickets to The Book of Mormon (and let's face it, you can't), Avenue Q is an A+ second-choice.

Gina Hornung

Joined: November 2010

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
3.25
Acting:
3
Ambience:
3
Production:
4
Story:
3

Would recommend to a friend

Date of visit: 11/11

Went with:

I attend shows:

My ticket was:

Avenue Q - Drinks and Jokes Delivered Equally Well!

Avenue Q is a show I’ve wanted to see for years, and I’ve heard from good friends that it’s hilarious.  I decided check out the ticket prices on a Friday for the show that night, and was happy to find a $55 ticket for 8pm.   Avenue Q was playing (and currently still is playing) at New World Stages on West 50th Street, slightly off the bright streets of the main Broadway theaters, but still in the Theater District (aka: an off Broadway production.)

The theater was pretty small, making for an intimate crowd setting, and it appeared to be sold out.  I knew puppets were part of the show and that it was a comedy, but other than that I didn’t read too much into the plot line before showing up for some live entertainment, giving myself the gift of the element of surprise.

The cast is small, made up of no more than 6 actors and a few puppets, but not all of the humans on stage are actual characters – they’re dressed in all black and do the voices for the puppets.  There are no fancy tricks to try to hide the people behind the voices, and the storyline wasn’t something mind-blowing or inspiring, but it was definitely entertaining.

I picked up my ticket at about 7:50pm at will call and headed up the stairs.  Staff members and ushers were dressed casually, had friendly attitudes and were doing their jobs well – guiding the masses to their seats.   I found my seat and almost immediately servers were in the isle of my row taking pre-orders for drinks and snacks that would be promptly delivered seat-side during intermission. I thought this was a nice touch, allowing guests to skip long lines, though I generally don’t mind getting up and taking a stretch during intermissions.

The show itself was highly entertaining. I expected to laugh, but sometimes those experiences are more entertaining when with company of a similar sense of humor – but Avenue Q had me laughing out loud on my own, which is always a good sign, in my book.  The crowd was mixed, from mid 20 to middle-aged.  I saw groups of buddies, couples and singles, and I didn’t notice anyone who wasn’t having a great time.

The show touches on race-based stereotypes, porn being the purpose for the internet, and the overall feelings of being lost in life and love in your mid-20’s, which probably every audience member could relate to going through.  This isn’t a show for kids, considering the topics I just named, so even though half of the main characters are puppets, don’t be fooled into bringing the kids!

Gina Hornung

Joined: November 2010

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
3.25
Acting:
3
Ambience:
3
Production:
4
Story:
3

Would recommend to a friend

Date of visit: 11/11

Went with:

I attend shows:

My ticket was:

Avenue Q - Drinks and Jokes Delivered Equally Well!

Avenue Q is a show I’ve wanted to see for years, and I’ve heard from good friends that it’s hilarious.  I decided check out the ticket prices on a Friday for the show that night, and was happy to find a $55 ticket for 8pm.   Avenue Q was playing (and currently still is playing) at New World Stages on West 50th Street, slightly off the bright streets of the main Broadway theaters, but still in the Theater District (aka: an off Broadway production.)

The theater was pretty small, making for an intimate crowd setting, and it appeared to be sold out.  I knew puppets were part of the show and that it was a comedy, but other than that I didn’t read too much into the plot line before showing up for some live entertainment, giving myself the gift of the element of surprise.

The cast is small, made up of no more than 6 actors and a few puppets, but not all of the humans on stage are actual characters – they’re dressed in all black and do the voices for the puppets.  There are no fancy tricks to try to hide the people behind the voices, and the storyline wasn’t something mind-blowing or inspiring, but it was definitely entertaining.

I picked up my ticket at about 7:50pm at will call and headed up the stairs.  Staff members and ushers were dressed casually, had friendly attitudes and were doing their jobs well – guiding the masses to their seats.   I found my seat and almost immediately servers were in the isle of my row taking pre-orders for drinks and snacks that would be promptly delivered seat-side during intermission. I thought this was a nice touch, allowing guests to skip long lines, though I generally don’t mind getting up and taking a stretch during intermissions.

The show itself was highly entertaining. I expected to laugh, but sometimes those experiences are more entertaining when with company of a similar sense of humor – but Avenue Q had me laughing out loud on my own, which is always a good sign, in my book.  The crowd was mixed, from mid 20 to middle-aged.  I saw groups of buddies, couples and singles, and I didn’t notice anyone who wasn’t having a great time.

The show touches on race-based stereotypes, porn being the purpose for the internet, and the overall feelings of being lost in life and love in your mid-20’s, which probably every audience member could relate to going through.  This isn’t a show for kids, considering the topics I just named, so even though half of the main characters are puppets, don’t be fooled into bringing the kids!



Venue Hotel

NO Shows

Avenue Q Broadway Photos



*Some images shown above are not actual photos from the show, but category representations. Visit the show's web site for actual photos.

Musical Show

Avenue Q Broadway

Do you agree? Write your own review!

Raunchy Puppets Take on the Challenges of Growing Up on Avenue Q Broadway

Located in

Manhattan

Midtown West

Book Now

Price Range:

Features:   Avenue Q Broadway is a hilarious social commentary on the struggle to find purpose in everyday life, and one of the most popular musicals in NYC. Best described as Sesame Street for adults, Avenue Q musical uses a cast of cute, hand-held puppets to sing and dance about the big question we all face once we grow up - "What exactly am I doing with my life?" However, when the talented cast and clever Avenue Q NYC puppets ask this question, the results are incredibly funny and highly entertaining.

Why We Go: Simply put, Broadway musicals don't get funnier than Avenue Q musical. With songs like "It Sucks To Be Me" and "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," no social more goes unchallenged in this Tony Award-winning musical.

  • You Will Laugh ... Hard: Avenue Q Broadway is packed with clever jokes and witty commentary on the everyday challenges of life on your own. Whether the puppets are dealing with one-night stands, how to use their B.A. in English, or struggling to admit that they are, in fact, a gay Republican, Avenue Q NYC treats each issue with honest - and vulgar - fun.
  • Puppet/Human Interaction: Avenue Q Broadway uses hand-held puppets (again, think Sesame Street) that blend seamlessly with the actors holding them, as well as their human neighbors on Avenue Q. Trust us when we tell you that the puppets are not at all distracting, and actually add quite a bit of humor and fun to this popular NY musical.
  • Gary Coleman: The late, great, Gary Coleman (played by a female actor) is the resident handyman/super/scene-stealer on Avenue Q New York? Whatcha' talkin 'bout, Willis?

Inside Knowledge: The winner of the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical, Avenue Q musical now plays (slightly) off-Broadway at the New World Stages in NYC's Theater District, where it still remains a fan-favorite in Manhattan.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Get a Kick Out of the Puppets: With lovable characters on Avenue Q Broadway like Trekkie Monster, The Bad Idea Bears, and wide-eyed Princeton, you'll forget that the puppets aren't real 15 minutes into the first act.
  • Do Be Prepared for Puppet Sex/Nudity: That's no typo. Watch - or cringe - as two characters on Avenue Q NYC take their relationship to a new level to the original tune, "You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want (When You're Makin' Love)."
  • Don't Forget to Bring an Open Mind: Avenue Q Broadway pokes fun at several challenging subjects in society, including racism, homophobia, and schadenfreude. Our best advice when enjoying Avenue Q NYC? Just have fun with it.
  • Don't Bring the Kids: Definitely leave the kids at home for this raunchy NY musical.