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Spike Lee to film 'Strange' musical

July 3, 2008 at 10:44 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Spike Lee reportedly is set to shoot the Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Passing Strange."

EW.com said Lee is to film two performances with audiences and a third one without spectators during the course of a weekend this month.

The show's producers are financing the production, which is expected to air on cable television, EW.com said.

The musical is about a young black musician, raised in a church-going, middle-class Los Angeles neighborhood, who decides to embark on a journey to find "the real," entertainment news Web site said.

Lee's movies include "Mo' Better Blues," "She's Gotta Have It," "Jungle Fever," "Malcolm X" and "Inside Man."

"Passing Strange" won a Tony this year for best book for a musical and was nominated for six other Tonys.

Topics: Spike Lee
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