We had never seen Avenue Q before, but all that (thankfully) changed Sunday night!
We made it a point to see the musical during our most recent run of show-going in NYC, and we're sooo glad we did!
Avenue Q is the original Book Of Mormon!!! Sorta literally! A lot of the Mormon team worked on Avenue Q too, like the amazing Robert Lopez.
This new production is running at the New World Stages, where we saw Rent last fall. The theaters seat close to 600 people, and though it's technically "Off-Broadway", its still in the heart of the theater district. And such great shows as Rent and Q are playing there!
We were so pleasantly surprised by Avenue Q! We were expecting debauchery and great comedy, which we got, but we also got some killer songs and a whole lot of heart! We soooo related to the characters in the show. Yes, puppets!
In addition to the raciness and salaciousness, there was also a lot of emotion and depth!
Loved! Loved! Loved it!
And all of the actors were so good too! Those roles are vocally demanding!!!
According to Halperin, the former powerhouse couple became estranged over Miz Jolie's desire to permanently relocate herself and the children to London and emulate Princess Diana's career. Umm... WHAT???