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Broadway News Pulitzer-Winning A Strange Loop to Play Broadway
 
The Michael R. Jackson musical returns to New York after debuting at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons and its current D.C. bow.
James Jackson, Jr., Jason Veasey, John-Michael Lyles, Jaquel Spivey, L Morgan Lee, John-Andrew Morrison, and Antwayn Hopper in <i>A Strange Loop</i>
James Jackson, Jr., Jason Veasey, John-Michael Lyles, Jaquel Spivey, L Morgan Lee, John-Andrew Morrison, and Antwayn Hopper in A Strange Loop Marc J. Franklin

A Strange Loop, winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will make its Broadway debut at the Lyceum Theatre in Spring 2022, with specific dates to be announced.

Featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Michael R. Jackson, the musical premiered at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons in 2019, produced in collaboration with Page 73 Productions, and is currently at Washington D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company through January 9, 2022.

Michael R. Jackson
Michael R. Jackson Marc J. Franklin
The meta work centers on Usher, a young, Black, gay theatre writer grappling with his toxic inner thoughts while trying to write a musical about a young, Black, gay theatre writer grappling with his toxic inner thought while trying to write a musical about... and on and on.

Stephen Brackett (Be More Chill) directs the production, with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, a set by Arnulfo Maldonado, costumes by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting design by Jen Schreiver, sound design by Drew Levy, music direction by Rona Siddiqui, orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, and casting by The Telsey Office's Destiny Lilly.

The Woolly Mammoth cast is led by newcomer Jaquel Spivey as Usher (a role originated by Larry Owens Off-Broadway), alongside original Off-Broadway cast members Antwayn Hopper, James Jackson, Jr., L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, John-Andrew Morrison, and Jason Veasey. Casting for the Broadway engagement will be confirmed at a later date.

A Strange Loop will be produced on Broadway by Barbara Whitman along with Page 73 Productions, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Playwrights Horizons.

Take a 1st Look at Michael R. Jackson’s A Strange Loop at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre

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