A Show of Hands: Avenue Q's D'Abruzzo, Tartaglia, Barnhart Go Empty-Handed, June 14

News   A Show of Hands: Avenue Q's D'Abruzzo, Tartaglia, Barnhart Go Empty-Handed, June 14 Musicals Tonight! presents an evening of song with Avenue Q stars sans their puppet alteregos Empty-Handed, playing June 14 and 21.
From Top: Stephanie D'Abruzzo, John Tartaglia, and Jen Barnhart
From Top: Stephanie D'Abruzzo, John Tartaglia, and Jen Barnhart

The first evening will play at The West 45th Street Theatre, June 14th at 8 PM. The newly-added performance will take place June 21 at 9 PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Tony Award nominees Stephanie D'Abruzzo and John Tartaglia joined by fellow Avenue Q resident Jen Barnhart will perform songs of Betty Comden and Adolf Green, Jules Styne, Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, Tim Rice and Benny Andersson, William Finn and many others.

Empty-Handed is produced by Mel Miller and Musicals Tonight! Alan Muraoka ("Sesame Street") directs the show with musical direction by Gary Adler (Avenue Q), choreography by Jamie Harris and material written by D'Abruzzo and Craig Shemin. Stephen DeAngelis is credited with the original concept.

D'Abruzzo earned a Tony Award nomination for her turns as Kate Monster and Lucy T. Slut in the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q. Tartaglia was also nominated for his double duty as Princeton and Rod. Barnhart handles the puppet character Mrs. Thistletwat among others.

Performances of Empty-Handed will play at The West 45th Street Theatre, 354 W. 45th St. (between 8th and 9th Ave.) and at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street (at Bedford St.).

Tickets ($25) can be reserved by calling Musicals Tonight at (212) 362-5620.

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