The world premiere of Michael R. Jackson’s A Strange Loop is set to begin performances at Playwrights Horizons May 24. The new musical 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 composer working a job he hates while writing his original musical.
A Strange Loop features a book, music, and lyrics by Jackson, direction by Be More Chill’s Stephen Brackett, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly. The cast is made up of Antwayn Hopper, James Jackson, Jr., L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, John-Andrew Morrison, Larry Owens, and Jason Veasey.
Flip through photos of the cast and creative team below: