Read Reviews for New Michael R. Jackson Musical A Strange Loop at Playwrights Horizons

The Verdict   Read Reviews for New Michael R. Jackson Musical A Strange Loop at Playwrights Horizons
The world-premiere musical opened Off-Broadway June 17.
Larry Owens and cast of A Strange Loop Joan Marcus

The world premiere of Michael R. Jackson’s new musical A Strange Loop opened at Playwrights Horizons June 17. The musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons—not least of which are the punishing thoughts in his own head—in an attempt to capture and understand his own strange loop.

A Strange Loop features a book, music, and lyrics by 2017 Jonathan Larson Award and 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award winner Jackson. The world premiere, presented in association with Page 73, is directed by Stephen Brackett with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly. Performances have been extended to July 28.

Read reviews below:

Broadway Journal (Philip Boroff)

Exeunt (Alison Walls)

New York Stage Review (Elysa Gardner)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

The Observer (David Cote)

Onstage Blog (David Roberts)

Time Out New York (Helen Shaw)

Variety (Frank Rizzo)

Vulture (Sara Holdren)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

READ: Award-Winning Writer Michael R. Jackson Gets Deeply Personal With His Musical A Strange Loop

The company of A Strange Loop is made up of Antwayn Hopper (Hair, The Loophole, A Civil War Christmas) as Thought #6; James Jackson, Jr. (The Black-Ups, Radio City Christmas Spectacular) as Thought #2; L Morgan Lee (Defiant, Majestic, and Beautiful, Broken Bride; Jesus Christ Superstar) as Thought #1; John-Michael Lyles (This Ain’t No Disco, Sweeney Todd, The Flick) as Thought #3; John-Andrew Morrison (The Tooth of Crime, The Greenwich Village Follies; Marley, The Musical) as Thought #4; Larry Owens (Gigantic; Grease; Dreamgirls) as Usher; and Jason Veasey (The Lion King; The Loophole; For the Last Time) as Thought #5.

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