It’s time for a better taste of The Negro Problem‘s fantastic show at Joe’s Pub on Jan 7 .
Here’s all the video Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? managed to shoot in the crowded room.
The first clip is just an excerpt, the last minute or so of one of my favorite Stew/TNP songs, “Peter Jennings,” performed with as much joy and excitement as I’ve ever seen.
After that is “Willow Song,” a Stew and Heidi number that many in the audience hadn’t heard before. It was written for last summer’s production of Othello for Shakespeare on the Sound, an outdoor community Shakespeare program in Connecticut. (Stew and Heidi tackle Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing for SotS Artistic Director Joanna Settle this summer.) It’s a beautiful, dreamy number that worked well in the play, but also stands alone surprisingly well.
Finally, for all you Passing Strange fans, there’s “Amsterdam.”