Broadway’s John Treacy Egan directs Tony-winner
On Friday, the newly expanded Westchester Sandbox Theatre—with more seats and a bigger lobby—opens the Tony-winning best musical “Avenue Q,” where Muppets live alongside humans, the rent is affordable and Gary Coleman will fix your plumbing.
It is directed by Larchmont native John Treacy Egan, a Broadway vet fresh from “Sister Act,” who played a slew of roles in “The Producers,” including Max. The man knows funny. And “Avenue Q,” with a book by Jeff Whitty, and music and lyrics by Jeff Marx and Bobby Lopez, is laugh-out-loud funny, a bit dirty and outrageous, with song titles ranging from “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” to “Schadenfreude” to “You Can Be As Loud As the Hell You Want (When You’re Makin’ Love).” There are also sweeter songs, like “I Wish I Could Go Back to College” and “For Now” and “What Do You Do With a B.A. in English?”
If you missed it on Broadway, or at New World Stages where it still runs, or in Brewster this summer, catch it down-county at the Sandbox, one of the great developments in Westchester theater in years.
Here’s the running schedule: Sept. 21 at 8; Sept. 22 at 3 and 8; Sept. 23 at 3; Sept. 27 at 8; Sept. 28 at 8; Sept. 29 at 8; Sept. 30 at 3.
$28, $24 for students and seniors. Despite the appearance of Muppets, this is not appropriate for those younger than 16. 931C E Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck. 914-630-0804. www.wstshows.com.