This edition: Production: "Avenue Q" (Fall 2003) Extended VersionTweet
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.
Robyn Goodman Producer
Robert Lopez Composer & Lyricist
Rick Lyon Puppet Designer/Puppeteer
Jeff Marx Composer
Lonny Price Moderator
Jeffrey Seller Producer
Isabelle Stevenson Host, American Theater Wing
Jeff Whitty Writer