Michael R. Jackson, the living playwright, not to be confused with Michael Jackson the dead pop star, has written a new somewhat autobiographical musical A Strange Loop that is having its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons. But don’t discount the dead pop star angle too quickly. Being a young, black, queer, musical theater writer with the name of one of the most (in)famous pop music... Read more
A Strange Loop
Playwrights Horizons concludes its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with the world premiere of new musical A Strange Loop, written by Michael R. Jackson and directed by Stephen Brackett.
Performances are staged at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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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.