In March 2003, “Avenue Q” opened at the Vineyard Theatre in New York as one of dozens of off-Broadway productions. Audiences described the show as quirky, cute and unique, and within five months it moved to Broadway and won three Tony Awards — including the best musical for that year.

The hype created a lot of buzz for “Avenue Q” in the United States, Britain, Australia and Brazil. Last year, the show ended its Broadway run, but it still continues as an off-Broadway production.

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