Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter Lead Discussion On LGBTQ Themes In A STRANGE LOOPMichael R. Jackson, Billy Porter Lead Discussion On LGBTQ Themes In A STRANGE LOOP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts in northeast Wyoming, premiered its "Ucross Spotlight" series on Wednesday, June 19, with a bold, intimate conversation between playwright alums Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, as well as choreographer Raja Feather Kelly on the themes present in Jackson's provocative new musical A Strange Loop. The panel took place at the world-famous Playwrights Horizons theater following a performance of the show, with major themes of the conversation including reconciling with religion as a member of the LGBTQ community and "watering down" queer art for straight audiences. It is the first of many planned Ucross Spotlight events, which will celebrate its alumni's art and offer a first-hand look at their creative process. (more...)

A STRANGE LOOP Extends At Playwrights HorizonsA STRANGE LOOP Extends At Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

In response to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons , in association with Page 73 is pleased to announce a three-week extension of the world premiere production of Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop, to July 28 (from the initially-announced closing date of July 7). (more...)

Billy Porter and More to Participate in Talkbacks Following A STRANGE LOOPBilly Porter and More to Participate in Talkbacks Following A STRANGE LOOP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts in northeast Wyoming, is proud to announce the debut of "Ucross Spotlight": a nationwide series of performances, live readings, moderated panels, and cultural events featuring its esteemed alumni. "Ucross Spotlight" will debut on Wednesday, June 19, at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street), with a conversation between Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, moderated by Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Announces Live For Five Lottery For A STRANGE LOOPPlaywrights Horizons Announces Live For Five Lottery For A STRANGE LOOP
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus), will, from today, May 13, through Thursday, May 16, accept entries for the Live for Five online lottery, giving out $5 tickets to the world premiere production of 2019 Whiting Award Winner Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop, (May 24-July 7), presented in association with Page 73 (Producing Artistic Director Michael Walkup, Managing Director Amanda Feldman). Directed by Stephen Brackett (Be More Chill, Buyer and Cellar) and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly (Playwrights: If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka; Ugly (Black Queer Zoo), Fairview), A Strange Loop explores the thoughts of Usher, a black, queer writer working a job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, queer writer, working a job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson's blistering, momentous new musical (and his professional debut) follows a young artist at war with a host of demons-not least of which are the punishing thoughts in his own head-in an attempt to capture and understand his own strange loop. (more...)

Sandra Bernhard And More Come To Close Out 2018 At Joe's PubSandra Bernhard And More Come To Close Out 2018 At Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The holidays continue! Joe's Pub presents year round favorites but with sparkles and extra glamour. And of course, the beloved Sandra Bernhard is here to lead us into the New Year! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tooting Arts Club's SWEENEY TODD Slays Opening Night Off-Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 2, 2017

Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street just announced that New York audiences can now 'attend the tale' through December 31, 2017 with a new block of tickets on sale today. Plus, a limited number of tickets at each performance (starting tonight!) will be available through a TodayTix digital lottery. Sweeney Todd, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book byHugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, and directed byBill Buckhurst, officially opened last night at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street).    (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: AMAZING GRACE Cast Gets Ready for the Holidays with Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 22, 2015

Throughout the holiday season, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you our exclusive photo coverage from inside the recording room. Below, go behind the scenes with the company of AMAZING GRACE as they record 'The First Noel.' (more...)