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Correction: Spike Lee Saw a Play Last Night!

Spike’s theater attire: crisp white suit, sans Yankees hat,
same black glasses.Photo: Getty Images

Earlier today, Vulture gave our Industry post a cheeky headline based on freshly minted Broadway director Spike Lee’s admission to the New York Times that he can’t remember the last play he’s attended. Well, Lee is making up for lost time; we saw him and wife, Tanya Lewis, last night at the Public Theater, where they were sitting fifth-row center at the much-praised rock-and-roll bildungsmusikal Passing Strange. (Presumably he got his tickets from George Wolfe, whom Lee told the Times he’s already huddled with to talk about directing for the stage.) If Lee was there for homework, that didn’t keep him from enjoying the show. He looked like he was lapping it up, laughing, clapping, even leaning forward in his seat Knicks-at-the-buzzer style as writer-director Stew told the story of his teenage self in search of “the Real.” —Jon Steinberg

Earlier: Spike Lee to Attend Theater for First Time in Years
Related: Another Awakening [NYM]


Correction: Spike Lee Saw a Play Last Night!