For Wynn, the show is "a perfect counterpoint to all of the hydraulics and technology and the manufactured yahoo of Las Vegas," he tells Jeff Lunden. "This is simple theater."
The much-anticipated Las Vegas production of AVENUE Q
- winner of three 2004 Tony Awards, including Best Musical - will begin previews August 27 prior to its official Las Vegas
opening night September 8, 2005 at the dazzling new WYNN LAS VEGAS Resort
(Broadway Theatre, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd.) In addition to its Tony Award for Best Musical, AVENUE Q
won Tony Awards for Best Original Score of a Musical and Best Book of a Musical.
Two members of the original Broadway cast - 2004 Tony nominee John Tartaglia and Rick Lyon - will head the Las Vegas company of AVENUE Q
. Rehearsals for the WYNN LAS VEGAS
production of AVENUE Q
begin in New York on July 18.
is the smash-hit musical about trying to make it in NY with big dreams & a tiny bank account.
is the creation of a host of talented young theatre artists, 30-somethings all: AVENUE Q
has music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; and directed by Jason Moore. AVENUE Q
has puppets conceived and designed by Rick Lyon; musical supervision by Stephen Oremus, and choreography by Ken Roberson. AVENUE Q's
scenic design is by Anna Louizos, costume design by Mirena Rada, lighting design by Howell Binkley, and sound design by Acme Sound Partners.
in Las Vegas is presented by Wynn Las Vegas
, Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre and The New Group.
WYNN LAS VEGAS Resort
is impresario Steve Wynn's new $2.5 billion enterprise. Mr. Wynn--an avowed fan of AVENUE Q, which he has seen numerous times on Broadway --has built a 1200-seat theatre especially for AVENUE Q, thus creating the more intimate theatrical setting that befits AVENUE Q
As such, for the foreseeable future, there will be two destinations to see AVENUE Q
-- on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (where AVENUE Q
begins its 3rd year on July 31, 2005) and at WYNN LAS VEGAS
.Original Broadway cast members John Tartaglia and Rick Lyon will be joined in the Las Vegas company of AVENUE Q
by Angela Ai, David Benoit, Steven Booth, Minglie Chen, Tonia Dixon, Rita Dolphin, Natalie Gray, Phyre Hawkins, Nicholas Kohn, Michelle Lane, Kevin Noonchester, Brynn O'Malley, Cole Porter, Jonathan Root, Kelli Sawyer, Sharon Wheatley and Haneefah Wood.
Tickets may be puirchased for Ave Q or any show in Las Vegas at http://www.vegasbookmarks.com
Cirque Du Soleil tickets may be purchased at http://www.vegascirqueshows.com
Online booking in advance is suggested as these shows sell out nightly and most several weeks in advance.