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This edition: Production: "Avenue Q" (Fall 2003)

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Episode Details

Original tape date: October 29, 2003.

Members of the creative team of the Tony-winning musical "Avenue Q" -- Robert Lopez (Composer/Lyricist), Rick Lyon (Puppet Designer/Actor), Jeff Marx (Composer/Lyricist),and Jeff Whitty (Book Writer) -- along with producers Robyn Goodman and Jeffrey Seller explain how the pieces came together to create this unique puppet musical, the journey from its early days at the BMI Workshop and the O'Neill Theater Center to the Vineyard Theatre/New Group production to Broadway, including the challenge of expanding a show in scale when the central characters, namely the puppets, can't grow along with the size of the theatre.

Guest List

Robyn Goodman Producer

Robert Lopez Composer

Rick Lyon Puppet Designer/Puppeteer

Jeff Marx Composer

Lonny Price Moderator

Jeffrey Seller Producer

Isabelle Stevenson Host, American Theater Wing

Jeff Whitty Writer