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Passing Strange   

 
Belasco Theatre, (2/28/2008 - 7/20/2008)
First Preview: Feb 08, 2008 Total Previews: 20
Opening Date: Feb 28, 2008    
Closing Date: Jul 20, 2008 Total Performances: 165

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Berlin



Production Staff [Collapse]
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President), Elizabeth Ireland 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 and Jacki Barlia Florin; Produced in association with The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (Oskar Eustis: Artistic Director; Mara Manus: Executive Director) and Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Associate Producer: S.D. Wagner; Assistant Producer: John Johnson
Book by Stew; Lyrics by Stew; Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald; Created in collaboration with: Annie Dorsen; Music orchestrated by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Directed by Annie Dorsen; Assistant Director: Stephen Brackett; Choreographed by Karole Armitage; Assistant Choreographer: William Isaac
Scenic Design by David Korins; Costume Design by Elizabeth Hope Clancy; Lighting Design by Kevin Adams; Sound Design by Tom Morse; Associate Scenic Design: Rod Lemmond; Assistant Lighting Design: Aaron Sporer; Assistant Costume Design: Chloe Chapin; Assistant Sound Design: Kevin Brubaker
Executive Producer: Joey Parnes; Company Manager: Kim Sellon
Production Stage Manager: Tripp Phillips; Stage Manager: Jason Hindelang; Assistant Stage Mgr: Cynthia Cahill
Musical Supervisor: Stew and Heidi Rodewald; Bass/Vocals: Heidi Rodewald; Keyboard/Guitar/Backing Vocals: Jon Spurney; Drums: Christian Cassan; Guitar/Keyboard/Backing Vocals: Christian Gibbs; Music Copyist: Emily Grishman Music Preparation-Katharine Edmonds/Emily Grishman; Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Music Transcription & Consultant: Matthew Henning; Guitar Technician: Mike Fornatale; Guitar Instructor: Steve Bargunet
Management Associate: Kit Ingui
Press Representative: Sam Rudy Media Relations; Casting: Jordan Thaler and Heidi Griffiths; Additional Casting By: Jay Binder and Jack Bowdan; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Dance Captain: David Ryan Smith; Dialect Coach: Elizabeth Smith
Cast
De'Adre AzizaEdwina
a teenage goddess
Marianna
a neo-hippy
Sudabey
an avant-garde filmmaker and writer
Daniel BreakerYouth
Eisa DavisMother
Colman DomingoFranklin
church pianist, choir director, reverend's son
Joop
a body liberationist
Mr. Venus
a performance artist
Chad GoodridgeTerry
a bad kid at church
Christophe
an academic who moonlights
Hugo
a militant essayist
Rebecca Naomi JonesSherry
a bad kid at church
Renata
an abstract artist and cafe waitress
Desi
a den mother and social engineer
StewNarrator
Understudies: Billy Eugene Jones (Franklin, Joop, Mr. Venus), Kelly McCreary (Desi, Edwina, Marianna, Renata, Sherry, Sudabey), Karen Pittman (Mother), David Ryan Smith (Narrator) and Lawrence Stallings (Christophe, Hugo, Terry, Youth)
Tony Award®
 2008 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President) , Elizabeth Ireland 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 and Jacki Barlia Florin ;  Executive Producer: Joey Parnes ;  Produced in association with The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (Oskar Eustis: Artistic Director; Mara Manus: Executive Director) and Berkeley Repertory Theatre
winner 2008 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 
 Book by Stew
 2008 Best Original Score Written for the Theatre [nominee] 
 Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald ;  Lyrics by Stew
 2008 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Stew
 2008 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Daniel Breaker
 2008 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  De'Adre Aziza
 2008 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 
  Heidi Rodewald
 2008 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 
  Stew
Theatre World
winner 2008 Award [recipient] 
  De'Adre Aziza
winner 2008 Award [recipient] 
  Daniel Breaker
Drama Desk Award
winner 2008 Outstanding Musical [winner] 
 Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President) , Elizabeth Ireland 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 and Jacki Barlia Florin
 2008 Outstanding Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Stew
 2008 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Daniel Breaker
 2008 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 
  Karole Armitage
 2008 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 
  Stew
 2008 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 
  Heidi Rodewald
winner 2008 Outstanding Lyrics [winner] 
 Lyrics by Stew
winner 2008 Outstanding Music [winner] 
 Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald; lyrics by Stew
ACT 1 Sung By
Prologue ("We Might Play All Night")Narrator, Heidi and The Band
Baptist Fashion ShowNarrator and Ensemble
Blues Revelation/Freight TrainNarrator and Ensemble
Arlington HillNarrator
Sole BrotherYouth, Terry (a bad kid at church) and Sherry (a bad kid at church)
Must've Been HighNarrator
Mom SongNarrator, Mother and Ensemble
Merci Beaucoup, M. GodardNarrator and Ensemble
AmsterdamEnsemble
KeysMarianna (a neo-hippy), Youth and Narrator
We Just Had SexYouth, Marianna (a neo-hippy) and Renata (an abstract artist and cafe waitress)
ACT 2 Sung By
May DayNarrator and Ensemble
SurfaceMr. Venus (a performance artist)
DamageNarrator, Desi (a den mother and social engineer) and Youth
IdentityYouth
The Black OneNarrator and Ensemble
Come Down NowHeidi and Desi (a den mother and social engineer)
Work the WoundYouth and Narrator
Passing PhaseYouth and Narrator
Love Like ThatNarrator and Heidi