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Broadway debut, praise God! Last seen in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (National Tour). BFA, Texas State. Thank you to the producers, creative team, Telsey, and CTG. Love you, Mommy! For Travis.

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Original Broadway Production, 2022
Usher (Understudy)

Thought 2 (Understudy)

Thought 3 (Understudy)

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2015
Performer [Replacement]

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Michael R. Jackson Steps in as Usher in A STRANGE LOOP Due to Non-Covid Related Cast Illnesses

Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of A STRANGE LOOP Michael R. Jackson played the role of Usher in yesterday's matinee and evening performances of the show at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. 

Tonight's Performance Of A STRANGE LOOP Canceled

Tonight's performance of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Strange Loop,'was canceled just as the audience arrived at the theatre.

Video: Bob The Drag Queen, Kornbread & More Pay Tribute to A STRANGE LOOP With New Medley

Watch A Strange Loop Medley, produced by Michael Korte and Bryson Camper, starring Bob The Drag Queen, Kornbread, Anania Williams, Kyle Freeman and Elyn.

Trevor Noah to Host Black Theater Night Performance at A STRANGE LOOP

Trevor Noah will host a special Black Theater Night performance at A STRANGE LOOP on Tuesday, November 29th at 7pm at The Lyceum Theatre.

A STRANGE LOOP Original Broadway Cast Recording is Available on CD Today

The original Broadway Cast Recording of A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, has been released on CD today, Friday, November 4. The album is also available in digital and streaming formats.

A STRANGE LOOP Original Broadway Cast Recording to be Released on CD in November

The original Broadway Cast Recording of A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical will be released on CD on Friday, November 4. The album is currently available in digital and streaming formats.

VIDEO: Michael R. Jackson & Kyle Freeman Perform 'Memory Song' From A STRANGE LOOP on SHERRI

Tony winner Michael R. Jackson and Kyle Ramar Freeman appeared on SHERRI this morning to sing 'Memory Song' from A Strange Loop. Earlier in the episode, Jackson sat down with Sherri Shepherd to discuss the show's success on Broadway. Freeman understudies the roles of Usher and Thought 4, 5, and 6 in the show. Watch videos from the appearance now!

A STRANGE LOOP To Play Final Broadway Performance in January 2023

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical A STRANGE LOOP will play its final Broadway performance on January 15, 2023. Michael R. Jackson’s A STRANGE LOOP opened April 26, at the Lyceum Theatre. A Strange Loop was named Best Musical by the Tony Awards.

5 Reasons A STRANGE LOOP is a Must-See Broadway Masterpiece

Wanna know what's going on in New York? Just head to the Lyceum Theatre to find out! Theatres fans are all about A Strange Loop- the most celebrated new musical of the year. Want to learn more? Get in the loop on what you're missing with five reasons to check it out!

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & Michael R. Jackson Announce New A STRANGE LOOP Musical Collaboration on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

During the interview, the cast of “A Strange Loop” surprised Hudson with a video message, as Michael and Jennifer announced that they will collaborate on a reimagined version of the musical’s song “Boundaries” as a bonus track on the “A Strange Loop” cast album. Watch videos from Michael R. Jackson's visit to the Jennifer Hudson Show now!

Bob the Drag Queen to Host a 'Big, Black and Queer Night' for A STRANGE LOOP

Bob the Drag Queen will host a Big, Black and Queer Night for the Tony Award-winning Best Musical A STRANGE LOOP on Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m.


Broadway in Bryant Park is back! iHeartMedia New York's 106.7 LITE FM returned yesterday for the fourth performance in the 2022 season of the beloved series.

A STRANGE LOOP Launches $55 Digital Rush

Beginning today, Friday, August 12 at 11AM, same day $55 digital rush tickets will be available for Broadway’s A STRANGE LOOP. Digital rush tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, throughout the day, until 30 minutes before the performance time. One person may buy up to 2 tickets at $55 each.


A STRANGE LOOP's James Jackson, Jr. and John-Andrew Morrison are taking their behind the scenes chat show, 5 Questions with James and JAM, on the road. Watch the full video!

Photos: A STRANGE LOOP Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway

The cast and crew of A STRANGE LOOP celebrated 100 performances at the Lyceum Theater over the weekend, Saturday July 23rd, with special cookies from 42nd Sweet by Marissa Gonzales. Check out photos from their celebration here!

A STRANGE LOOP Announces New Block of Tickets On Sale Through January 2023

Tickets for A STRANGE LOOP, the 2020 Pulitzer Prize Award winner for Drama and Tony Award winner for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, are now on sale through Sunday, January 15, 2023.

VIDEO: Michael R. Jackson & Jaquel Spivey Talk Representation Onstage in A STRANGE LOOP on TODAY

Michael R. Jackson and Jaquel Spivey sat down on the TODAY Show to discuss the groundbreaking Broadway hit A Strange Loop. The pair discussed the show's popularity and how important it is to see its representation on a Broadway stage. Spivey also dished on Michelle Obama's recent visit to the show. Watch the interview now!

VIDEO: A STRANGE LOOP Performs 'Intermission Song' on THE TONIGHT SHOW

The cast of A Strange Loop appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, to perform 'Intermission Song' - check out the video here!


The cast of A Strange Loop will perform on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday. A Strange Loop recently took home two Tony Awards, including Best Book for Michael R. Jackson and Best Musical. The cast features Jaquel Spivey, Antwayn Hopper, L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, James Jackson Jr., John-Andrew Morrison, and Jason Veasey.

Photos: Check Out All New Photos From Tony-Winning Musical A STRANGE LOOP

All new production photos have been released from A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson's Tony-Award- and Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, now playing at the Lyceum Theater (149 W 45th St).


Edwin Bates's next show will be A Strange Loop which opens on 4/26/2022 on Broadway.

Edwin Bates has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Edwin Bates has not appeared in the West End.

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