10 May 2009
The national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Avenue Q, ends its run May 10 in Appleton, WI, after 721 performances.
The final tour cast of the musical by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx (songs) and Jeff Whitty (libretto) includes Seth Rettberg as Princeton/Rod, Cole Porter as Brian, Anika Larsen as Kate Monster/Lucy/Others, David Benoit as Nicky/Trekkie Monster/Bear, Danielle K. Thomas as Gary Coleman, Sala Iwamatsu as Christmas Eve, Maggie Lakis as Mrs. T./Bear/Others, Lexy Fridell, Zonya Love, Cullen Titmas (Ensemble) and swings Leo Daignault, Rebecca Larkin, Robin S. Walker.
The tour opened on Sept. 7, 2007 in Los Angeles. Jason Moore directed. Ken Roberson choreographed. Andrew Graham was musical director.
Avenue Q, a postmodern "Sesame Street"-style musical comedy about twentysomethings searching for "purpose" after college, continues its Broadway run at the Golden Theatre.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.