Passing Strange

“Come Down Now”

Watch a video of the ballad from Act 2 of Passing Strange, “Come Down Now,” sung by Heidi Rodewald and the character Desi (Rebecca Naomi Jones), The Youth’s lover during his time in Berlin.

“Amsterdam”

Watch the cast of Passing Strange perform the song “Amsterdam” in a scene that welcomes The Youth (Daniel Breaker) to Europe. This clip contains adult content.

“Church Blues Revelation / Freight Train”

Watch the Narrator (Stew) and the ensemble of Passing Strange perform “Church Blues Revelation / Freight Train,” a scene where The Youth (Daniel Breaker) gets his first taste of The Real.

Behind the Scenes of Passing Strange

Spike Lee interviews Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the collaborating creators of Passing Strange, offering a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the innovative musical that rocked Broadway. The two discuss the show’s magical closing night on Broadway, the earlier incarnation of the production at The Public Theater, the importance of documenting theater, and their […]

Preview the Rock Musical

The show universally applauded for its originality, deep emotional resonance, and powerful, high-octane score, makes its broadcast debut on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances on PBS. Passing Strange, the Spike Lee-directed film featuring the award-winning Broadway rock musical of the same title, will air in primetime on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 9 p.m. EST (check local […]