A Strange Loop Creator Michael R. Jackson's White Girl in Danger Musical to Premiere Off-Broadway | Playbill

Off-Broadway News A Strange Loop Creator Michael R. Jackson's White Girl in Danger Musical to Premiere Off-Broadway

The co-production between Vineyard and Second Stage will be directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.

Michael R Jackson, Lileana Blain-Cruz, and Raja Feather Kelly

White Girl in Danger, a new musical from Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop), will make its world premiere Off-Broadway at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater. 

Previews will begin March 15, 2023, for the co-production between Vineyard Theatre and Second Stage Theater with opening night set for April 10. The limited engagement will run for eight weeks through May 21.

Tony nominee Lileana Blain-Cruz (The Skin of Our Teeth) will direct the musical, and Raja Feather Kelly (A Strange Loop) is attached to choreograph. Casting and the complete creating team will be announced at a later date.

READ: Director Lileana Blain-Cruz Picks an Old Play to Comfort a Current Audience

Described as a "fever dream mashup of classic daytime and primetime soap operas, Lifetime movies, and red-hot melodrama," the musical follows the citizens of Allwhite, a town filled with drama and intrigue worthy of a daytime soap opera. Keesha Gibbs and the other Blackgrounds have been relegated to backburner stories of slavery and police violence for all of theirs. Keesha is determined to step out of the Blackground and into the center of Allwhite’s juiciest stories. 

READ: Pulitzer Prize Winner Michael R. Jackson on Inspiration, Mentors, and Why He'll Never Doubt a Set Designer

Jackson originally developed the new musical at Vineyard Theatre as part of a multi-year residency. Jackson's A Strange Loop received 11 Tony nominations, winning the 2022 Tony Award for Best Musical with Jackson taking home the Tony for Best Book.


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