Avenue Q to Play Milestone Performance June 3

News   Avenue Q to Play Milestone Performance June 3 The Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q will play its 2,000th performance at the Golden Theatre June 3 at 8 PM.

The Jeff Marx-Bobby Lopez musical is now the 25th longest-running production in Broadway history, having already surpassed the original runs of South Pacific (1,925) and Pippin (1,944).

The Broadway company currently features Jennifer Barnhart (Mrs. T, Bear and others), Nicholas Kohn (Brian), Ann Sanders (Christmas Eve), Matt Schreiber (Trekkie Monster, Nicky, Bear and others), Rashidra Scott (Gary Coleman), Howie Michael Smith (Princeton, Rod) and Sarah Stiles (Kate Monster, Lucy and others).

About the upcoming performance, Avenue Q denizen Rod, the Republican investment banker, said in a statement, "I think those of us who live and work on 'The Ave' always new we would reach this fabulous milestone. People love our show and we love doing it! In fact, 2000 almost equals the number of chorus boys who have visited my dressing room since Avenue Q landed on Broadway. You wouldn't believe how many unmatched leg warmers I have stacked in the corner."

Rod's co-star, Lucy added, "2000 is impressive, yeah, but it's just half the number of sailors who dropped into my dressing room — during Fleet Week alone."

Avenue Q features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, a book by Jeff Whitty and direction by Jason Moore. The musical is produced by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, The Vineyard Theatre and The New Group. Puppets were conceived and designed by original cast member Rick Lyon. The production has musical supervision by Stephen Oremus, choreography by Ken Roberson, scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Mirena Rada, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Acme Sound Partners.

For more information visit www.avenueq.com. For tickets call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.