Dates Set for Return of Original Avenue Q Cast Members, Including Stephanie D'Abruzzo and John Tartaglia

Off-Broadway News   Dates Set for Return of Original Avenue Q Cast Members, Including Stephanie D'Abruzzo and John Tartaglia
 
Alums of the musical comedy will celebrate the show’s 15th anniversary with guest appearances in the Off-Broadway production.
Stephanie D'Abruzzo and John Tartaglia
Stephanie D'Abruzzo and John Tartaglia Carol Rosegg

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Avenue Q will welcome members of the musical’s original Broadway company and other alumni, who will make guest appearances from July 16 through July 29.

Among those scheduled to return are original Christmas Eve Ann Harada; Tony nominee Stephanie D’Abruzzo, who originated the roles of Kate Monster and Lucy; original Rod, Tony nominee John Tartaglia; and Trekkie Monster Rick Lyon.

Ann Harada in <i>Avenue Q</i>
Ann Harada in Avenue Q Carol Rosegg

The complete lineup of guest stars follows:
July 16 at 8 PM: Jordan Gelber and Ann Harada
July 18 at 8 PM: Evan Harrington
July 19 at 8 PM: Hazel Anne Raymundo
July 20 at 8 PM: Stephanie D’Abruzzo
July 21 at 2:30 PM and 8 PM: Rob McClure and Maggie Lakis
July 22 at 3 PM: Anika Larsen
July 22 at 7:30 PM: Sharon Wheatley
July 23 at 8 PM: Sharon Wheatley
July 25 at 8 PM: Jennifer Barnhart and Rick Lyon
July 26 at 8 PM: Stephanie D'Abruzzo
July 27 at 8 PM: Stephanie D'Abruzzo and John Tartaglia
July 28 at 2:30 PM and 8 PM: Jennifer Barnhart, Rick Lyon, and John Tartaglia
July 29 at 3 PM: John Tartaglia
July 29 at 7:30 PM: Barrett Foa and Carmen Ruby Floyd

Each of the anniversary shows will feature audience giveaways.

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There will also be a special added performance of the show July 31 to coincide with the anniversary of Avenue Q opening on Broadway in 2003. The musical comedy ran for seven years at Broadway's John Golden Theatre before transferring to Off-Broadway's New World Stages, where it continues to play. The musical had also originated Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre.

An Avenue Q reunion concert at Feinstein's/54 Below is scheduled for July 30, featuring the show's creators and cast members from Broadway and beyond.

The Tony-winning musical Avenue Q features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, a book by Jeff Whitty, and direction by Jason Moore. Set on a street block in New York City, the story follows a group of humans and puppets learning how to live and love in the Big Apple.

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