Avenue Q sends up popular children's television shows such as "Sesame Street" and "The Electric Company," while serving up a bounty of pop culture references and solving the mystery of the whereabouts of former "Diff'rent Strokes" child star Gary Coleman. The production bears the warning: "Full puppet nudity, not suitable for children." The new musical officially opened on Broadway July 31 following previews from July 11. The staging came off a successful run at Off Broadway's Vineyard Theatre, where it sold out and garnered the 2003 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.
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Tickets for the benefit range from $46.25-$91.25. To purchase tickets, call (212) 221 7300 ext. 133, (212) 239-6200, or visit the Golden Theatre box office. For more information, visit www.actorsfund.org.