Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Strange Loop opens on Broadway Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the Lyceum Theatre. Ahead of opening the new musical on Broadway, the cast took part in NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, performing select songs from the thrilling score.
Directed by Stephen Brackett, choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, and produced by Barbara Whitman along with Page 73 Productions, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Playwrights Horizons, A Strange Loop has a cast led by Jaquel Spivey, in his Broadway debut, as Usher. He is joined by the ensemble of Thoughts played by Antwayn Hopper (Thought 6), L Morgan Lee (Thought 1), John-Michael Lyles (Thought 3), James Jackson, Jr. (Thought 2), John-Andrew Morrison (Thought 4), and Jason Veasey (Thought 5).
Meet Usher: a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer…Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, blisteringly funny masterwork exposes the heart and soul of a young artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes. Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher wrestles with the thoughts in his head, brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-shooting ensemble. Bold and heartfelt in its truth-telling, A Strange Loop is the big, Black, and queer-ass Great American Musical for all.
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