The Story
Passing Strange
Music
STEW & HEIDI RODEWALD

Book & Lyrics
STEW

In Collaboration with
ANNIE DORSEN
With a score that has some of the most tuneful, soulful rock songs, and witty, thought-provoking lyrics in recent memory, this musical is the moving and hilarious tale of a young, black bohemian on a journey of escape and exploration: leaving the confines of his middle-class, church-reared youth in South-Central L.A., the further he travels the more he discovers the journey within is the one that counts.

PHOTOS
Original Broadway Production
Artworks/ Posters

VIDEOS
Stew, Daniel Breaker and De'Adre Aziza lead the original Broadway cast in a performance at the 2008 Tony Awards.

MUSIC
Amsterdam
Ensemble
Original Broadway Cast Recording

THE STORY

SYNOPSIS

A young black musician travels on a picaresque journey to rebel against his mother and his upbringing in a church-going, middle-class, South Central Los Angeles neighborhood in order to find "the real". He finds new experiences in promiscuous Amsterdam, with its easy access to drugs and sex, and in artistic, chaotic, political Berlin, where he struggles with ethics and integrity when he misrepresents his background as poor to get ahead. Along with his "passing" from place to place and from lover to lover, the young musician moves through a number of musical styles from a background of gospel to punk, and then blues, jazz, and rock. He finally returns home.

LIBRETTO

Passing Strange lyrics
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Lyrics only
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CAST & CREATIVES
Creative
Producer THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION, ELIZABETH IRELAN McCANN, BILL KENWRIGHT, CHASE MISHKIN, BARBARA FREITAG, BUDDY FREITAG, BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA, EMILY LANDAU, PETER MAY, BOYETT OSTAR PRODUCTIONS, LARRY HIRSCHHORN, JANET PAILET, STEVE KLEIN, ELIE HIRSCHFELD, JED BERNSTEIN, SPRING SIRKIN, RUTH HENDEL, VASI LAURENCE, PATRICIA FLICKER ADDISS, WENDY FEDERMAN, JACKI BARLIA FLORIN
Direction ANNIE DORSEN
Musical Staging KAROLE ARMITAGE
Orchestrations STEW & HEIDI RODEWALD
Scenic Design DAVID KORINS
Costume Design ELIZABETH HOPE CLANCY
Lighting Design KEVIN ADAMS
Sound Design TOM MORSE
Cast
Narrator STEW
Youth DANIEL BREAKER
Edwina / Marianna / Sudabey DE'ADRE AZIZA
Mother EISA DAVIS
Mr. Franklin / Joop / Mr. Venus COLMAN DOMINGO
Terry / Christophe / Hugo Chad Goodridge CHAD GOODRIDGE
Sherry / Renata / Desi REBECCA NAOMI JONES
MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT ONE

Prologue ("We Might Play All Night") Narrator, Heidi and The Band
Baptist Fashion Show Narrator and Ensemble
Blues Revelation/Freight Train Narrator and Ensemble
Arlington Hill Narrator
Sole Brother Youth, Terry and Sherry
Must've Been High Narrator
Mom Song Narrator, Mother and Ensemble
Merci Beaucoup, M. Godard Narrator and Ensemble
Amsterdam Ensemble
Keys Marianna, Youth and Narrator
We Just Had Sex Youth, Marianna and Renata


ACT TWO

May Day Narrator and Ensemble
Surface Mr. Venus
Damage Narrator, Desi and Youth
Identity Youth
The Black One Narrator and Ensemble
Come Down Now Heidi and Desi
Work the Wound Youth and Narrator
Passing Phase Youth and Narrator
Love Like That Narrator and Heidi

Title Of Show
The Little Mermaid
The Sound Of Music
SIGHTS & SOUNDS

Original Broadway Production
Artworks/ Posters

Stew, Daniel Breaker and De'Adre Aziza lead the original Broadway cast in a performance at the 2008 Tony Awards.

Amsterdam Ensemble Original Broadway Cast Recording

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