From Top: The Q and A booth, Robert Lopez (left) and Jeff Marx
Tony-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, in continuing with the election year theme that helped them campaign for the Tony, hosted a "debate" between the candidates in Times Square on Sept. 30.
Rod, the closeted Republican homosexual played by John Tartaglia at the Golden Theatre, moderated the event which went on as planned despite a brief downpour.
At left is the view of the event from Times Square, as well as Avenue Q composer/lyricists Robet Lopez and Jeff Marx. Below, Sen. Kerry and President Bush square off in a heated exchange, aided by Jennifer Barnhart and Rick Lyon.
The actual first debate of the election season takes place Sept. 30 at 9 PM ET from Miami.
Photos are by Ernio Hernandez
The debate at its climax: John Kerry (with Jennifer Barnhart) and George W. Bush (with Rick Lyon)
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