Friday, October 19, 2007

Stranger Things Have Happened!

Stranger Things Have Happened!

You heard it here first!

As I reported here on Tuesday, Passing Strange will transfer to Broadway this February. Now the news is official. The rock musical by Mark Stewart (aka Stew) and Heidi Rodewald will open at the Belasco Theatre on February 28,2008; previews begin February 2.

Passing Strange is a collaboration between The Public Theater and the Berkeley Rep. It played an extended run in the Big Apple over the summer before moving to California. Now it will fill the space suddenly made available after the strange passing of Lonestar Love.

The entire Off-Broadway cast will transfer, including de'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Stew. Rodewald will be among the musicians on stage.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Related Stories:
Passing Strange To Broadway? (October 16, 2007)

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At 19 October, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great show - terrible choice for a theatre. The Belasco is a barn and Passing Strange feels like a very intimate show between friends. I don't think it will be nearly as charming on Broadway. That said I hope it is successful!

At 19 October, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Well, at 1040 seats, it's not as cavernous as, say, the Hilton or Gershwin Theatres. But it's not as intimate of a theatre as the Golden. But given what space will be available come February, perhaps this was the best opportunity to move the show forward?

At 22 October, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wish they could have waited for a better theatre - there were rumours about Spelling Bee moving to a close, that would have been perfect. Don't worry - I'll still go to see it.


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