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From singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew comes Passing Strange, a daring musical that takes you on a journey across boundaries of place, identity, and theatrical convention. Stew brings the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for "the real" through sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Loaded with soulful lyrics and overflowing with passion, the show takes us from black middle-class America to Amsterdam, Berlin and beyond on a journey towards personal and artistic authenticity.
As creator Stew says, "It's ... about the costs of being a young artist. It's a 46-year-old guy looking back at the things that he did and the values he had in his 20s, sort of when you're making that decision to really be an artist ...”
Winner - Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
Winner - Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical
Winner - Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics
Winner - Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music