Last spring, singer-songwriter Stew (whose playful, provocative performance was a highlight of TED2006) rewrote the book on musicals with “Passing Strange,” a groundbreaking show that won rave reviews during its limited, sold-out run. Developed with the Public Theater as part of an ongoing effort to bring non-traditional voices into musical theater, Passing Strange was non-traditional, for sure. Part musical, part rock show, part satire, part travelogue… the rather dazzling show was the most exciting piece of theater I’ve seen in years.
If you missed the original run, and you’re in New York, you’re in luck. Stew and his partner Heidi Rodewald and members of the cast will perform songs from the show this Sunday, 30 September in Central Park’s Delacorte Theater. Even better: It’s free.