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.