Playbill Poll: Our Readers Share Their Favorite Musicals on Screen

By Playbill Staff
29 Sep 2013

Michael J Grabauskas: Passing Strange
HollywoodH0lmes: Passing Strange

Academy Award-nominated director Spike Lee's documentary film of the Broadway musical Passing Strange captures the Broadway production in its final days of performance at the Belasco Theatre in July 2008. Lee also offers backstage glimpses of the musical during the 135-minute film.

Passing Strange features a Tony Award-winning book by Stew, lyrics by Stew, and music by Stew and his longtime musical partner Heidi Rodewald of The Negro Problem.

Included in the film are original cast members Stew, Rodewald, de'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge and Rebecca Naomi Jones. The onstage band includes Jon Spurney, Christian Cassan and Christian Gibbs.