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May 30, 2010 4:16 PM by Chris Welty

Play Keeps Coleman's Character Despite Death

NEW YORK (AP) - An award-winning play that features a character
based on Gary Coleman is planning to keep that character, even
after the actor's death.
The creative team behind "Avenue Q" has decided to make only
small tweaks to the role played by Danielle Thomas. Coleman died
Friday in Utah after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
"Avenue Q" is show about twentysomething New Yorkers,
featuring both humans and puppets. It won three 2004 Tony Awards,
including best musical.
The Coleman character is a child star who now works as a
building superintendent.
It is now running off-Broadway.

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