Despite the time that's passed since Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty first sent their profanity-spewing puppets on stage to deliver such toe-tappers as "The Internet is for Porn," "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" and that ode to loud sex "You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want (When You're Makin' Love)," Avenue Q is just as funny, surprising and good-naturedly shocking as ever. One of the most striking things about the show is its remarkable consistency. While some productions begin to show a little wear around the edges as they set up outposts or send touring companies to tromp around the country, the Tony Award-winning Avenue Q, at the Lansburgh Theatre on its final stop of a national tour, is as fresh as ever. Closes this Sunday, Aug. 15. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. Tickets are $38 to $91. Call 202-547-1122 or visit shakespeare.org.
Read Tom Avila's full review here.
Yusef Najafi's Coverboy Confidential interview with Avenue Q's Rod and Nicky.