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!!!
Contrary to false reports that Taylor Swifthad a "heads up" onKanye West's sexist and offensive lyric about her in his new song, the singer's publicist tells us that is not true.
Swift's rep, Tree Paine, tells PerezHilton.com:
"Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single Famous on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, 'I made that bitch famous.'"