Avenue Q [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Avenue Q [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

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Overview

Avenue Q, the thoroughly entertaining and outrageous new hit musical, is the freshest breeze to blow down the Great White Way in too many seasons. Disguised as a wry, adult send-up of Sesame Street -- complete with furry, singing puppets and affirmative life lessons -- Avenue Q brings clear-eyed humor and warmth to the denizens who live on the street "when you can't afford to live anywhere else." Composers Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and librettist Jeff Whitty aim their subversively realistic parable directly at struggling twenty-somethings, a demographic traditionally overlooked on Broadway. Thorny themes such as racism, sexuality, relationships, the high cost of living, and finding one's purpose in life are handled with sensitivity, wit, and a delicious streak of vulgarity. A vibrantly talented cast of newcomers, led by the incredibly versatile John Tartaglia and Stephanie D'Abruzzo, shine on the hilarious showstoppers, "It Sucks to Be Me," "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," "If You Were Gay" and "The Internet is for Porn." Listen to this terrific original cast recording, produced by Jay David Saks, and it'll always be a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2003
Label: Rca Victor Broadway
UPC: 0828765592321
catalogNumber: 55923
Rank: 6305

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patience Higgins   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Brian Koonin   Banjo,Guitar
John Tartaglia   cast
Mark Hartman   Synthesizer
Stephanie D'Abruzzo   cast
Peter Linz   cast
Mary Ann McSweeney   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Rick Lyon   cast
Gary Adler   Synthesizer,Piano,Background Music
Jennifer Barnhart   cast
Natalie Venetia Belcon   cast
Michael Croiter   Percussion,Drums
Jodi Eichelberger   cast
Jordan Gelber   cast
Ann Harada   cast

Technical Credits

Tom Lazarus   Engineer
Jason Moore   Director
Jay David Saks   Producer
Bill Rosenfield   Executive Producer
Robyn Goodman   Contributor
Rick Lyon   Illustrations,Title Art
Gary Adler   Music Direction
Mary K. Witte   Company Manager
Christine M. Daly   Stage Manager
Jeff Whitty   Book
Cindy Tolan   Casting
Evan Ensign   Production Stage Manager
Kevin McCollum   Contributor
Stephen Oremus   Arranger,Orchestration
Mirena Rada   Costume Design
Sam Rudy   Contributor
Jeffrey Seller   Contributor
Ken Roberson   Choreographer
Robert Lopez   Composer,Original Concept
Jeff Marx   Composer,Original Concept

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