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Passing Strange (2008 - Broadway)This genre-busting musical pulses with the energy of a rock concert. Singer-songwriter Stew narrates his largely autobiographical story as his onstage...Passing Strange (2008 - Broadway)This genre-busting musical pulses with the energy of a rock concert. Singer-songwriter Stew narrates his largely autobiographical story as his onstage...2008-04-10
Passing Strange (2008 - Broadway)

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Passing Strange (2008 - Broadway)

Starring: Stew; Director: Annie Dorsen; Author: Heidi Rodewald, Stew; Opening Date: 02/08/2008

This genre-busting musical pulses with the energy of a rock concert. Singer-songwriter Stew narrates his largely autobiographical story as his onstage alter ego (a phenomenal Daniel Breaker) evolves from a church-ified L.A. youth to a bohemian squatter in Europe, exploring sex, drugs, and his racial identity along the way. With an excellent seven-member cast and a score (by Stew and bassist/backup singer Heidi Rodewald) that fuses power pop, literate indie rock, and gospel, Passing Strange is a mesmerizing experience that probes what it means to be gloriously, sometimes painfully, alive. (212-239-6200) A