The actual actor Gary Coleman died today of a brain hemorrhage, but the character of Gary Coleman lives on. Or at least, might.
Avenue Q, which opened this week at the Winspear Opera House, has a character in it (played by a woman) named Gary Coleman. Thing is, it really is supposed to be THE Gary Coleman. Like, Diff’rent Strokes boy and all. Seems he’s fallen on hard times and is now working as a super at a low-rent apartment house. He even gets to sing a song called “It Sucks to Be Me.”
Boy does it, now that he’s dead. So the question is, how will that affect the performance? I’m attending tonight, so it’ll be worth seeing….