Tony Award-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl stopped in to visit with the cast and crew of Avenue Q at their new Off-Broadway home at New World Stages.
Ruehl won a Tony Award for her work in Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers and was also nominated for her performances in The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? and The Shadow Box. Other credits include Other People's Money, The Marriage of Bette and Boo and I'm Not Rappaport. Ruehl also won an Academy Award for her role as Anne Napolitano in "The Fisher King."
The Tony Award-winning Avenue Q currently plays Off-Broadway at New World Stages. The cast features Sala Iwamatsu, Nicholas Kohn, Maggie Lakis, Anika Larsen, Seth Rettberg, Cullen R. Titmas and Danielle K. Thomas.
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.