Stew‘s brilliant musical Passing Strange closes this weekend on Broadway — and Spike Lee will film the final Saturday shows. On July 19, cameras will follow the matinee and evening performance; the show will also be filmed later without an audience. Read Stew’s thoughts about this — and the whole Broadway/Tony Awards/The View experience — on his blog >>
Above, at the press conference last week announcing the film project: Producer Steve Klein, Stew, Spike Lee, the musical’s co-creator Heidi Rodewald and director Annie Dorsen.
Two unlikely heroes of mine, Maulana Karenga and Robert Redford, taught me the exact same thing: don’t wait for an institution to be built to get you what you need, build the institution your own damn self.
Photo above from Stew’s website.
Photographer: Brad Balfour.