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Photos: 'Passing Strange' Press Meet & Greet

The cast and creatives of Passing Strange, the Broadway-bound original narrative musical, held a press meet and greet during their first rehearsal on Monday, January 7 at New 42nd Street Studios. Passing Strange, which made its acclaimed and extended engagement at the Public Theatre last summer, will arrive on Broadway in February 8, 2008 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street); officially opening February 28, 2008.

Passing Strange is a new rock musical by singer/songwriter and performance artist Stew and Heidi Rodewald.  A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre that was developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab and at the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts, Passing Strange made its New York premiere May 1 at the Public Theatre.  

Annie Dorsen directs, with choreography by Karole Armitage.  The Passing Strange design team includes David Korins (sets), Elizabeth Hope Clancy (costumes) and Kevin Adams (lighting).

"Passing Strange takes musical theatre on a whole new trip," state press notes, "Stew, a popular performer at Joe's Pub, was commissioned by The Public and Berkeley Rep to develop this moving and hilarious story of a young black bohemian in search of self and home who charts a course for "the real" through sex, drugs, and rock and roll...It's a quirky journey from L.A. to authenticity, crossing boundaries of place, identity, and theatrical convention on the way."

Performance schedule for Passing Strange is to be announced later. Tickets will be on-sale through Telecharge at 212-239-6200.  For more information visit www.PassingStrangeOnBroadway.com.

Photos by Peter James Zielinski


The cast of Passing Strange


Annie Dorsen


Annie Dorsen


Stew and Gerald Schoenfeld


Stew


Heidi Rodewald


Heidi Rodewald


David Korins explains the concept for the set


David Korins


The cast of Passing Strange


Gerald Schoenfeld


Gerald Schoenfeld and the Producing team of Passing Strange


The Producing team of Passing Strange


Bill Bragin


Oskar Eustis


Gerald Schoenfeld


Heidi Rodewald and Stew


de'Adre Aziza and Annie Dorsen


Kelly McCreary and Rebecca Naomi Jones


Eisa Davis and Colman Domingo


Annie Dorsen


The cast of Passing Strange


Stew and de'Adre Aziza


Kelly McCreary


Daniel Breaker, Colman Domingo, and Chad Goodridge


The cast of Passing Strange


The cast of Passing Strange


The cast of Passing Strange


The cast of Passing Strange


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