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Stew, off-Broadway
Stew, off-Broadway

Take it from a man who's worked both sides of the aisle. "The beauty of a touring rock band,'' says the musician known as Stew, "is that the show that night reflects the emotions of your day, or what you talked about in the van. "That's why I think rock 'n' roll is more theatrical than theater," he continues. "What's coming off the stage with a rock band is an authentic, living response to the human condition — in real time." Stew, born Mark Stewart in Los Angeles in 1961, has certainly logged enough time in both settings: Since the mid-'90s he had led the band the Negro Problem, made albums under the name Stew,...