Did Avenue Q Producers Dupe Tour Presenters?

National tour presenters are feeling betrayed by producers of Avenue Q. They feel that they were “duped” into voting a Tony for the show thinking that it would help the tour business. Instead,”the news that the show would skip a national tour and instead run, in the fall of 2005, in a $40 million, 1,200-seat theatrical venue being built by Steve Wynn in his new $2.5 billion casino, the Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Country Club, snapped the business (and those who cover it) to attention. For road presenters, it caused a reaction as close to a paroxysm as the theatre ever sees.”