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 MUSICALBEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL (Stew)BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED [...]
According to Variety, "Passing Strange" will be the first Broadway cast album to be offered exclusively on iTunes. Sales start May 27, with a physical CD to follow sometime in July. Hat tip to Digital Media Wire for the heads-up.
As described by Bill Bragin when I ran into him at the opening night party for "Passing Strange," the review by the New York Times’ Charles Isherwood is tantamount to a "love letter". Check this out: But please don’t call it a Broadway musical. You could scare away too many people who might actually enjoy [...]
Check out Maureen’s interview with Stew on Ebonyjet.com. Here’s the opening: For years, the singer/songwriter/guitarist known as Stew has led the band The Negro Problem and won accolades for his cleverly subversive lyrics and melodic arrangements. Now, he’s using the wit and attitude honed on the alternative rock circuit to expand the possibilities of the [...]
Stew (l) and I after Saturday’s performance of "Passing Strange" Saturday night was wonderful because Bridgett and I got to see "Passing Strange" on Broadway. It was great to see it again after so many months. A full and receptive audience was in attendance. I won’t ruin it for you, but will say that Stew [...]
This is a really special podcast, people. Not only did I get a few minutes to talk with Stew as "Passing Strange" is about to debut on Broadway, but we had an amazing discussion. The important question that we addressed was this: How do you create art that is universal, that is rooted in the [...]
Here is some of the music from "Passing Strange". There are two other songs available on the site for download–"Keys" and "Arlington Hill". Enjoy! MP3 File
Regular readers of this blog know that I am a huge fan of Stew’s musical, Passing Strange, having been fortunate enough to see it during its run at the Public Theater last summer. Good news is that this Black rock musical is set to open at the Belasco Theater on February 8. This is a [...]