It’s awards season on Broadway and our favorite Black rock musical, "Passing Strange," is in there with the best of them. Check this out: Tony Award nominations were announced earlier this week, and the musical picked up the following nods:
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL (Stew)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL (Daniel Breaker)
BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL (de’Adre Aziza)
BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Stew)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THEATRE (Stew and Heidi Rodewald; Lyrics by Stew)
BEST ORCHESTRATIONS (Stew and Heidi Rodewald)
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL (Kevin Adams)
In other news: The show also WON the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for BEST MUSICAL!
It was also nominated for seven (7) Drama Desk Awards (to be announced on May 18):
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL (Daniel Breaker),
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY (Karole Armitage),
OUTSTANDING MUSIC (Stew and Heidi Rodewald),
OUTSTANDING LYRICS (Stew),
OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Stew)
OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRATIONS (Stew and Heidi Rodewald)
If you’re finally convinced that it’s a definite safe bet OR you want to see it again and take a friend (or two or five!), you can get $25 Rush same-day tickets for every show are available at the box office when it opens each day. You can also still visit www.broadwayoffers.com and use code PS3JPUB for discounts.
What’s the fuss?