Pulitzer-Winning A Strange Loop Sets Broadway Premiere, Announces Full Cast | Playbill

Broadway News Pulitzer-Winning A Strange Loop Sets Broadway Premiere, Announces Full Cast

The musical from Michael R. Jackson comes to the Main Stem following runs Off-Broadway and in Washington, D.C.

James Jackson, Jr., L Morgan Lee, Antwayn Hopper, John-Andrew Morrison, Jaquel Spivey, Jason Veasey, and John-Michael Lyles in <i>A Strange Loop</i>
James Jackson, Jr., L Morgan Lee, Antwayn Hopper, John-Andrew Morrison, Jaquel Spivey, Jason Veasey, and John-Michael Lyles in A Strange Loop Marc J. Franklin

Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop will begin previews on Broadway April 6 with an opening night scheduled for April 26 at the Lyceum Theatre. 

The cast of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's pre-Broadway run of the work will reprise their performances on Broadway, led by newcomer Jaquel Spivey as Usher and also featuring Antwayn Hopper, L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, James Jackson, Jr., John-Andrew Morrison, and Jason Veasey.

The 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner features a book, music, and lyrics by Jackson, centering on 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 thoughts while trying to write a musical about... and on and on.

Michael R. Jackson

The work had its world premiere at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons in 2019, produced in collaboration with Page 73 Productions, followed by a pre-Broadway staging at Washington D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company that finished its run earlier this month. Hopper, Lee, Lyles, Jackson, Morrison, and Veasey have all been with the production since its Off-Broadway premiere.

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

American Express card members will have access to exclusive pre-sale tickets before the general public from January 18 at 10 AM ET, with Audience Rewards members getting ticket access January 21 at 10 AM ET. General ticket sales will begin January 25 at 10 AM ET.

The Broadway run of A Strange Loop is produced 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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