Fascina-ting story today from Michael Riedel about the disconnect between the cast and crew of Stew's Passing Strange and the stodgy Shubert Organization:
When giving notes on Passing Strange, the Shuberts frequently refer to how things were done on My Fair Lady.My Fair Lady? The wonderful but, well, old-fashioned musical that debuted on the Great White Way over a half century ago?!
But give 'em credit. They're at least betting on an exciting, revolutionary stage show unlike any other I've ever seen.
When I caught Passing Strange last weekend, I absolutely fell in love with it and can't wait for the original cast recording. With Daniel Breaker in a powerfully captivating star-making turn, it's that good. (More to come in my upcoming SOB Review.)
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
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