In addition to writing the book and lyrics to Passing Strange, Stew (New York, NY) is the show's cocomposer, co-orchestrator, and narrator. He is the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, founder, and leader of The Negro Problem, a pop-rock combo from Los Angeles. Bill Bragin is the Director of Public Programming at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. He was formerly the director of Joe's Pub in New York City, where he helped shepherd Passing Strange to its Public Theater debut.
"Call it a rock concert with a story to tell. Call it a sprawling work of performance art. Call it whatever you want, really. I'll just call it wonderful." - The New York Times "Emotional, melodic, playful and passionate, it's truly unlike anything you've seen." - USA Today "One of the most exciting new musicals in years." - Time Out New York "Smashes Broadway cliches with an electric guitar and the funniest libretto I can remember." - New York"