About Passing Strange
Passing Strange the movie is the Spike Lee-directed film featuring the award-winning Broadway rock musical, “Passing Strange”. The Broadway show won the Tony Award in 2008 for Best Book of a Musical and in total received seven Tony nominations, including Best Musical.
The show also won: Best Musical: Drama Desk Award; Best Musical: New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award; Best New American Theater Piece: Obie Award; and Best Ensemble Performance: Obie Award. The show was universally applauded for its originality, its deep emotional resonance, and its powerful, often high-octane, music. The highly acclaimed music doesn’t just comment on the action like a typical rock musical, but actually tells the story and advances the narrative through its lyrics.
Acclaim for Passing Strange
“Call it a rock concert with a story to tell. Call it a sprawling work of perfomance art. I'll just call it wonderful”Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“The members of the audience responded as if they were at the musical itself; whooping clapping and, yes, dancing!”David Carr, The New York Times
“Transcendent and near-religious experience!”Nathan Rabin, The Onion