Cult Broadway musical to close in London
Avenue Q, the cult Broadway show, will finally close in the West End on 30 October after over four years in town.
The musical had been scheduled to close at the Noel Coward Theatre in March 2009 but a surprise surge in bookings led producer Cameron Mackintosh to keep it going, transferring the show to the Gielgud Theatre. It made a further move to the Wyndhams Theatre, its current home, in March this year.
The funny, furry musical follows life in a New York street inhabited by both humans and puppets and is a witty mix of satire and comedy songs including The Internet Is For Porn and If You Were Gay.
The show won three Tony Awards on Broadway and continues to run off-Broadway in New York. The London cast includes Delroy Atkinson, Cassidy Janson, Rachel Jerram, Sion Lloyd, Tom Parsons, Paul Spicer, Jacqueline Tate, Irene Alano-Rhodes, Alan Pearson, Amanda Posener, Jaygann Ayeh, Sam Harrison and Maria Lawson.