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An exclusive first look behind the scenes of the popular Broadway musical.

With its cast of furry puppets, its shockingly politically incorrect lyrics, and its hilarious upending of children's television, Avenue Q took Broadway by storm. The New York Times declared it "a breakthrough musical," and after a two-year run, the Golden Theater is still selling out eight shows a w
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Hardcover, 168 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Hachette Books
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Dmitry
Oct 16, 2007 Dmitry rated it it was amazing
Actually, a very good how-to book for story, plotting and character development, and collaborating on a creative project.
Artemis
Mar 05, 2013 Artemis rated it really liked it
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I adore 'Avenue Q', so naturally I enjoyed reading about what went on behind the scenes (I always want to know the behind-the-scenes of everything, but that's beside the point).

I saw the Broadway show for my performing arts course a few years ago. It's an ingenious adult take on Sesame Street, about the perils of growing up compared to how simple life was for everyone when they're a kid.

Political incorrectness has never looked less mean spirited. That's what I love about 'Avenue Q' - it's genui
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Carolyn
Jan 22, 2016 Carolyn rated it it was amazing
Great read for anyone who loves Broadway musicals or grew up watching Sesame Street and wondered what an adult version of the show would be like
Colin
Dec 06, 2010 Colin rated it liked it
I still haven't seen Avenue Q, but I want to. I have one complaint - from what I can see, the play addresses the injustices of racism, homophobia, classism, etc., etc. . . . but it is unkind to Sluts! OK, I'm kind of joking, but the "villain" of the story, if she can be said to be such, is Lucy the Slut, who is bad because . . . she likes to have sex? Boo! Shame on you, Avenue Q! There are some ethical sluts out there, after all . . . it just seems weird that such a progressive play makes the g ...more
Alexis
Dec 31, 2015 Alexis rated it really liked it
The only major qualm I have with this book is that the cover sheds. I found it to be a quick read with loads of interesting trivia. This is definitely a worthwhile read for fans of the show.
Anna
Apr 30, 2012 Anna rated it really liked it
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What makes this book extra glorious? Its covered in orange fur!!!
Also, each chapter's number is a full page illustration done in that deceptively cute "Sesame St" art style
Sadie
May 18, 2012 Sadie rated it it was amazing
Always funny! I went through my bookshelf today and re-read all of my librettos. Avenue Q is always a good and clever little read.
Chris
Jan 01, 2008 Chris rated it liked it
Very informative... seeing the musican in February so maybe I'll have more to say then. It was a definitely very funny.
Robin
Oct 05, 2008 Robin rated it really liked it
The script is great, as I knew it would be. The extras aren't as cool as I had hoped.
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Oct 12, 2008 Chelsea rated it it was amazing
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