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Avenue Q

Music: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book: Jeff Whitty

Starring: John Tartaglia, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, and Rick Lyon
Awards: 2004 Tony Awards: Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Musical

Avenue Q creates a humorous version of New York City in which puppets and humans coexist. The show uses irony and explicit language, as well as many contemporary cultural references, to comment on societal themes such as racism and homophobia. The show features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, puppets by Rick Lyon, and a book by Jeff Whitty.


Act I[]

This is a summary of act I.

Act II[]

This is a summary of act II.


The Broadway production was directed by Jason Moore.

Song List[]

  • The Avenue Q Theme
  • What Do You Do With a B.A. in English?
  • It Sucks to Be Me
  • If You Were Gay
  • Purpose
  • Everyone's a Little Bit Racist
  • The Internet is for Porn
  • Mix Tape
  • I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today
  • Special
  • You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want
  • Fantasies Come True
  • My Girlfriend Who Lives in Canada
  • There's a Fine, Fine Line
  • There is Life Outside Your Apartment
  • The More You Ruv Someone
  • Schadenfraude
  • I Wish I Could Go Back to College
  • The Money Song
  • School for Monsters/The Money Song (reprise)
  • There's a Fine, Fine Line (reprise)
  • What Do You Do With a B.A. in English? (reprise)
  • For Now

Character List[]

Princeton: John Tartaglia
Kate Monster: Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Rod: John Tartaglia
Nicky: Rick Lyon
Gary Coleman: Natalie Venetia Belcon
Brian: Jordan Gelber
Christmas Eve: Ann Harada
Lucy: Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Trekkie Monster: Rick Lyon