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A Strange Loop Is Leaving Broadway Early Next Year

Michael R. Jackson’s Tony-Award-winning Best Musical A STRANGE LOOP has 14 more weeks on Broadway. The musical opened at the Lyceum Theatre on April 26th to critical acclaim.  Tony Award nominee Stephen Brackett is the director of A STRANGE LOOP, Raja Feather Kelly is the choreographer, and Barbara Whitman Page 73 Productions, Wolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Playwrights Horizons are the producers.

A STRANGE LOOP won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was named Best Musical by the Tony Awards the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Off-Broadway Alliance. Michael R. Jackson also won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for A STRANGE LOOP. Jaquel Spivey was awarded the Drama Desk Award for Best Actor in a Musical, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical, and a Theatre World Award. 

Jaquel Spivey stars as Usher who is a Black queer writer writing a musical about a Black queer writer writing a musical hence the uncanny identity loop. Usher uses humor and truth to transcend his self perceptions while finding his artistic voice. Creator Michael R. Jackson says, “Though A STRANGE LOOP is not autobiographical, it is my life’s work. As such, I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to share this raw, vulnerable, and personal story with the world and to have connected with so many enthusiastic, loving audiences. I am also indebted to the many extraordinary collaborators and institutions past and present that made the telling of this unique story possible. You each will have a piece of my heart, soul, and my loop forever.”

The show made its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons, in May 2019, in association with Page 73 Productions. In December 2021, the show had a critically acclaimed run at Washington, D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company prior to coming to Broadway. When the musical closes on January 15th it will have played 301 regular and 13 preview performances for audiences that have included Queen Latifah, Michelle Obama, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Porter. 

Ghostlight Records and Yellow Sound Label released the original Broadway cast recording of A STRANGE LOOP on June 10, 2022. 

A STRANGE LOOP’s performance schedule is Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm; Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm; and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are available at Telecharge.com (212-239-6200). Digital rush tickets are available at strangeloopmusical.com/lotteryandrush for $55 the day of the performance.  This is a first-of-its-kind digital rush on Broadway and will augment the existing lottery ($43) and in-person rush ($47) ticket availability.

Check out the official site for more information and follow A STRANGE LOOP on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube at @strangeloopbway.

 

 

Michael R. Jackson
Michael R. Jackson Credit: Beowulf Sheehan