Passing Strange

Theater, Musicals
4 out of 5 stars
Stew musical Passing Strange comes to Philadelphia's Wilma Theater
Photograph: Dave Sarrafian

A decade ago, singer-songwriter Stew created this odd work: a loose autobiography told through music in collaboration with Heidi Rodewald and Annie Dorsen. The piece was an immediate cult hit, but probably deserved a longer run on Broadway. Its edgy sensibility, abstract construction and international feel should ideally suit the Wilma, where it receives its first major revival, helmed by director Tea Alagić.

By: David Fox

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