106 Sixth Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
11:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Negro Problem
Indie rock is hardly a traditional path to success on the Broadway stage, but Stew has never been an ordinary musician. The charismatic front man of his band The Negro Problem, Stew has long been recognized for creating witty, literate, and intelligently constructed pop music. His sound is a “lively, heady, sometimes amusing mix of psychedelia, cabaret, R&B, punk, gospel, jazz and more,” or as he calls it, Afro Baroque Cabaret. “I think a lot of our music, comparatively speaking, is more ornate than what you hear from a lot of bands — it’s music that goes beyond just a couple of chords.” Atypical Arts, in partnership with Players By The Sea, presents a uniquely creative live concert event featuring Stew. The singularly named, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter will perform in concert on Saturday, April 27th immediately following that evening's Players By The Sea production of his Tony award-winning play - Passing Strange (the play runs April 12th-May 4th). Note: Stew is only performing in concert, he is not involved with the production of the play.
After years of pleasing critics and a loyal core of fans, Stew found remarkable success with his groundbreaking rock musical Passing Strange. Written, composed, and starring Stew in collaboration with his songwriter partner, Heidi Rodewald, Passing Strange was developed at the Sundance institute and went on to became a Broadway success that earned him numerous awards. At the end of it’s Broadway run, Spike Lee filmed the final performances of Passing Strange and turned it into a critically acclaimed performance documentary. We hope you will join us for this most unusual...unique...atypical concert event!
Note: Heidi Rodewald with not be appearing at this event.
GENERAL ADMISSION - CONCERT ONLY 37.92