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Avenue Q

Puppet Too Hot for Colorado Springs

Lucy the Slut, one of the stars of the Broadway hit Avenue Q, must cover up her heaving pink puppet bosoms and glittery bra on billboards when the show tours in Colorado Springs. Lucy has flashed her assets across the country for the show that promises to be "60% adult situations and 40% foam rubber," but a billboard company in “the Evangelical Vatican” says her glittery brassiere is too risqué for the town. The posters were going to the presses when a top executive for Lamar Advertising said, “We can’t do this in Colorado Springs,” according to a promoter of the show. An account executive told the local paper, "If I have to explain it to my 4-year-old or my grandmother, we don't put it up." Lucy’s co-stars will be featured on bus stop ads instead, including Rod, a well-groomed, closeted-gay Republican.

February 23, 2010 6:02 PM