Gary Coleman lives on in play

2010-05-31 10:00

New York - 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 haemorrhage.

Avenue Q is a 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.