Previously, Passing Strange offered its $25 day-of rush tickets only to theatregoers age 25 and younger. The critically acclaimed production — which is partly set in Amsterdam — has now extended the offer to anyone who wishes to purchase day-of seats. Seating locations will be throughout the Belasco, including orchestra seating, based on availability.
The new program also includes an in-theatre contest, where audience members have the opportunity to win Passing Strange merchandise and text their thoughts for posting on the musical's official interactive website, www.PassingStrangeOnBroadway.com.
With book and lyrics by Stew and music by Stew and his longtime musical partner Heidi Rodewald of The Negro Problem, Passing Strange officially opened Feb. 28. Broadway previews began Feb. 8, following a run at the Public Theater last season.
The semi-autobiographical musical incorporates elements of Stew's life to tell the story of a young black bohemian who leaves behind his middle-class, church-ruled upbringing in Los Angeles to travel abroad in search of his artistic and personal identity.
The complete cast from the Public run made the Broadway transfer: de'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge, Rebecca Naomi Jones and the musical's co-creator, Stew. Passing Strange co-author Rodewald heads an onstage band that features Stew as well as Jon Spurney, Christian Cassan and Christian Gibbs. Passing Strange features choreography by Karole Armitage, scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Elizabeth Hope Clancy and lighting design by Kevin Adams.
Passing Strange's Broadway venture is produced by the Shubert Organization, Inc., Elizabeth Ireland McCann and the Public Theater.
Tickets are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.TeleCharge.com. The Belasco Theatre is located at 111 West 44th Street in Manhattan.
For further information visit www.PassingStrangeOnBroadway.com.