Stew

Stew is the writer and co-creator of the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange and the singer of the Negro Problem. You can follow him on Twitter here.

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Bio

Stew (Mark Stewart, born 1961) is a Tony-award nominated and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter from Los Angeles. Since 2004 he and his partner Heidi Rodewald have been producing a musical entitled Passing Strange with the support of the Sundance Institute and The Public Theater. In 2005 he reached possibly his largest audience ever when he wrote and performed "Gary's Song" for the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Have You Seen This Snail? (Where's Gary?)". In 2006 he and Rodewald continued to produce Passing Strange as well as working on a film project with The Sundance Institute. Passing Strange had successful runs at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, California in the fall of 2006, and off-Broadway at The Public Theatre in New York City during the Spring of 2007. It received critical praise from both the New York Times and Variety and opened on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre in February of 2008 under the aegis of producer Liz McCann and the Shubert Organization. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Stew (Passing Strange, the Negro Problem) Talks Earl Sweatshirt’s Doris

By Stew | March 27, 2015

Stew (Passing Strange, the Negro Problem) Talks Earl Sweatshirt’s Doris

Musical genres are as groundless as racial categories. Genres don't describe music, they describe sales categories, marketing ploys, demographic...

Stew (Passing Strange, the Negro Problem) Talks SoKo’s I Thought I Was an Alien

By Stew | July 15, 2013

Stew (Passing Strange, the Negro Problem) Talks SoKo’s I Thought I Was an Alien

I don’t wish to write about this great record from the perspective of an old man, nor from the point of view of a younger version of myself. I wish...

Stew (Passing Strange, the Negro Problem) Talks Talib Kweli’s Prisoner of Conscious

By Stew | May 23, 2013

Stew (Passing Strange, the Negro Problem) Talks Talib Kweli’s Prisoner of Conscious

I’m on the B41 bus cruising north on Flatbush Avenue through Brooklyn towards my homestead. (Or am I really headed to Peppa’s Jerk Chicken?)

Stew (Passing Strange, the Negro Problem) Talks Ghostface Killah’s 12 Reasons to Die

By Stew | April 25, 2013

Stew (Passing Strange, the Negro Problem) Talks Ghostface Killah’s 12 Reasons to Die

The new release by Ghostface Killah and producer/film score composer/record store owner/entertainment law professor Adrian Younge...