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The Songwriting Team Behind 'Avenue Q'

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The Songwriting Team Behind 'Avenue Q'

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The Songwriting Team Behind 'Avenue Q'

The Songwriting Team Behind 'Avenue Q'

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Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx are the songwriting team behind the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Avenue Q. Featuring both people and puppets, the subversive show is about a group of aimless, 30-somethings with low expectations and active libidos. Avenue Q includes such songs as "It Sucks to be Me," "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist," "If You Were Gay," and "I Wish I could Go Back to College." The new companion book, Avenue Q: The Book, is covered in bright orange fur. This interview originally aired on Aug. 2, 2004.

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