Passing Strange features music and lyrics by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, and is co-created and directed by Annie Dorsen. The show takes audiences on an international journey from L.A. to Amsterdam, Berlin, and beyond as a young man from California searches for his identity.
The cast features de'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Stew, himself. In addition, the on-stage band includes Rodewald along with Christian Cassan and Jon Spurney.
The show is nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical; it has already won the Drama Desk Award and New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, and Obie Awards as Best New American Play and Outstanding Ensemble Performance.