THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Avenue Q (Video)
31 Jul 2013
Avenue Q opened its 2,534-performance run on Jul. 31, 2003. The long-running musical comedy played Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre before transferring to Broadway, where it won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical, and later moved to its current home - New World Stages.
Playbill.com is marking the special day with a collection of videos from Avenue Q's ten-year New York run, as well as international productions and the new song "My Social Life Is Online" from Avenue Q: School Edition.
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.