16 October 2005

Q Update

The post last week about Avenue Q's London opening is confirmed for February 2006. Theatre Royal Stratford East announced via Whatsonstage.com that it would host the hotly anticipated British premiere of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q. The show was due to have an eight-week season at the east London landmark starting in February 2006 ahead of a planned West End transfer care of co-producer Cameron Mackintosh; audition advertisements were placed in the trade press following that schedule. But plans have now changed. According to the Stratford East press office: "Avenue Q, which is being produced by Cameron Mackintosh Ltd in Association with the Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Producing Office in New York, will now open directly in the West End. Due to the high additional cost of producing the show in two separate venues, all the producers have concluded that, in the current climate, this is no longer practical. The Theatre Royal Stratford East will nevertheless continue to play an important role in the creative development of the show."
Avenue Q video clips are once again up and running so you can check these out