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"Avenue Q Day" Celebrated July 31


July 31, 2013 was declared "Avenue Q Day" in New York City. Photo courtesy of Robert Diamond.
August 1, 2013 - On Wednesday, July 31, the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q celebrated its 10th year and 4,143rd show with a special performance at New World Stages. The 10th anniversary performance featured a special “Thank Q” offer to fans that took the form of $10 tickets to the first 100 patrons in line.

Before the show, Media and Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver took to the stage to read a proclamation from the City of New York that proclaimed July 31 “Avenue Q Day” in recognition of the show’s tremendous importance to Broadway, as well as its relevance to New York City as a whole.

Avenue Q, which won Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book of a Musical at the 2004 Tony Awards, had a successful six-year run on Broadway before moving to New World Stages, where it has spent the last four years. The musical-comedy tells the story of a group of young men, women and puppets who move to New York to pursue their dreams and find meaning in life. The show features songs and dialogue with serious social and cultural comedy that has continued to evolve as the show has aged.

To learn more about the production, visit avenueq.com.

- Jordan Gary
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