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A Strange Loop - 2019 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Usher is a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson’s blistering, momentous new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons - not least of which, the punishing thoughts in his own head - in an attempt to break out of this strange loop.

History:

Premiere
Run Type:Limited Run
Market:Off-Broadway
Previews: May 24, 2019
Closing:July 28, 2019

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by Julie Musbach - July 22, 2019
Yonkers International Press and Musical Theater Today have released A Strange Loop: A Musical Theater Today In-Depth Production Feature.
by A.A. Cristi - June 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).
by Review Roundups - June 18, 2019
Playwrights Horizons, in association with Page 73, present the world premiere production of A Strange Loop, with book, music, and lyrics by 2017 Jonathan Larson Award and 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award-winner Michael R. Jackson, 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.
by Michael Dale - June 18, 2019
'Don't roll your eyes at me,' a person of influence instructs a promising young musical theatre writer. 'I'm the chair of the Second-Coming-Of-Sondheim Award so I know what the f... I'm talking about!'
by Julie Musbach - June 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.

A Strange Loop Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has A Strange Loop been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael R. Jackson, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Stephen Brackett, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael R. Jackson, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael R. Jackson, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Strange Loop, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Larry Owens, Outstanding Production of a Musical (Drama League Awards) for A Strange Loop, Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Raja Feather Kelly, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Stephen BrackettOutstanding New Off-Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Strange Loop and Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael R. Jackson.

What awards has A Strange Loop won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael R. Jackson, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Stephen Brackett, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael R. Jackson, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael R. Jackson, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Strange Loop, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Larry Owens Outstanding Production of a Musical (Drama League Awards) for A Strange Loop and Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Raja Feather Kelly Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Stephen Brackett Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Strange Loop Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael R. Jackson.

What productions of A Strange Loop have there been?
A Strange Loop has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2019, which opened in 2020 and Broadway which opened in 2022.

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