A Strange Loop

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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Running time: 
1hr 40mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About A Strange Loop:

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.

By:
Book, Music & Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
Producer:
Playwrights Horizons in association with Page 73
Director:
Stephen Brackett
Lighting:
Jen Schriever
Sound:
Alex Hawthorn
Design:
Arnulfo Maldonado
Choreography:
Raja Feather Kelly
Costume:
Montana Levi Blanco
Cast list:
Antwayn Hopper (as Thought #6), James Jackson, Jr. (as Thought #2), L Morgan Lee (as Thought #1), John-Michael Lyles (as Thought #3), John-Andrew Morrison (as Thought #4), Larry Owens (as Usher), and Jason Veasey (as Thought #5)
Other info:
Orchestrations by Charlie A. Rosen and Music Direction by Rona Siddiqui
A Strange Loop Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
May 24, 2019
Opening date: 
June 17, 2019
Closes: 
July 28, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday-7pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2:30pm8pm
Sunday2:30pm7:30pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Our A Strange Loop Review

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