Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the creators of Broadway’s cult favorite Passing Strange, and this season’s Making It at St. Ann’s Warehouse will be back on the boards this fall with a show as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival.
The show, called Brooklyn Omnibus, is billed as a 75-minute song cycle about the borough that Stew calls his part-time home (his girlfriend and their child live there) and where Heidi seems to have settled full-time. It’s scheduled to run Oct. 20-23.
Interestingly, the performers are listed as “Stew & The Negro Problem,” which could signal a return to form for the longtime collaborators. They’ve billed most of their band efforts in recent years as The Broadway Problem, or some other — I daresay more politically correct — variation on their original band name.
Stay tuned for more details!