Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Summer Crowds Passing By Passing Strange

OK - so I'm a little bit of a loser because I haven't seen Passing Strange yet. I purchased the soundtrack on the day it was released and it is currently in heavy rotation on my playlists. However, I've not yet made it to the Belasco. Stupid girl! *she whacks herself on the head with her wireless mouse*

It seems, with 38% attendance, the inevitable is looming. I'm really hoping it hangs on a few more weeks (or months)... Despite the fact the show has received awards and critical acclaim, I'm afraid it has not received the much needed boost in attendance to get through the dog days of summer. Most other shows are playing at 85% and above, so it's looking bleak for Stew and his groundbreaking musical.

Fortunately, Spike Lee is set to film two live performances and one closed performance, so if I don't see it while its running on Broadway at least I will see it through the eyes of someone who is both a talented filmmaker and a fan of the show.

But I'm hoping that it sticks around a little longer because I'd rather deal with the real... for real.

1 comment:

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Alicia, Get thee to the Belasco. Soon!!!

If you already have the cast recording in heavy rotation, I think you'll be blown away by the production, hopefully just as much as I was!