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Crowdfunded Project: “Dispatches From (A)mended America”


Hundreds of interviews in the South turn into a theatrical production about race

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REVIEW: “Fela!”: Music Is STILL The Weapon

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Exuberant, thrilling and celebratory. Yeah, Fela!

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How To See “Fela! The Musical”


Fela! ends August 4. Here’s how to get tickets.

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REVIEW: Lynn Nottage's "By The Way, Meet Vera Stark"


From 1930s domestic worker to flamboyant trailblazing diva, Sanaa Lathan deserves every kudo she gets in Lynn Nottage’s new play

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TONIGHT: "Passing Strange" on PBS

The Spike Lee-directed adaptation of the Broadway musical airs tonight at 9pm EST.  Check your local listings. Additional link: All “Passing Strange” posts on

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REVIEW: Stew and The Broadway Problem @ Lincoln Center — August 19

Stew always keeps 'em guessing.   Stew has made a career out of it – first with The Negro Problem, then later as solo artist.  He later confonted all expectations when his first stab at a musical, 'Passing Strange' had a strong run first at The Public Theater, then later on Broadway.  Spike Lee was […]

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How you can see "Passing Strange — The Movie"

It's called nationwide on-demand, baby! Yes, New Yorkers will have the pleasure of seeing Passing Strange (the Spike Lee joint) at the IFC Film Center starting on Friday.  Spike will be at a couple of the Friday screenings. For those of you in the rest of the country, you'll finally get to see what I've […]

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"Passing Strange" film trailer: A Spike Lee joint

I've always said that the musical Passing Strange was the bomb.  Here's what The Onion's AV Club says about the film version: Like Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense it captures with visceral power the sweaty intensity and raw intimacy of a live performance before a packed, euphoric crowd…In Passing Strange irony, post-modern meta-commentary, pop-culture geekery […]

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UPCOMING: "Passing Strange" at Lincoln Center + special discount code — August 18

A very cool discussion is taking place next Tuesday, August 18. Passing Strange collaborators Stew and Heidi Rodewald will be participating in this program, which explores the nature of collaboration in the arts.  They'll be joined by Bill T. Jones and the Bill T. Jones/Arne Zane Dance Company, along with two of Bill's collaborators.  The […]

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UPCOMING: Advanced Screening of "Passing Strange" + Tamar-kali performance — Aug. 11

On Tuesday, August 11, our friends over at Imagenation are presenting an advanced screening of Spike Lee's film of the black rock musical Passing Strange.  You'll recall that the musical won a Tony Award last year.  The film went to Sundance this year, where it was acquired by PBS and, I understand, will have its […]

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