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BREAKING NEWS: Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize winning smash hit musical A STRANGE LOOP is heading to move ON Broadway. But first, it will have an out-of-town tryout in our nation’s Capitol of Washington D.C. Casting has been announced. Under the direction of Stephen Brackett and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, it features a 7 person cast led by…
newcomer Jaquel Spivey as “Usher the Usher
along with all 6 of the original Ensemble members playing “The Thoughts” returning consisting of….
L Morgan Lee,
James Jackson, Jr.
John-Michael Lyles,
John-Andrew Morrison ,
Jason Veasey,
and
Antwayn Harper.
The production will play a 6 week engagement from November 22nd, 2021 through January 2nd, 2022 at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in DC.
For anyone that may not know of A STRANGE LOOP, the musical is written by Michael R. Jackson inspired by his own personal experiences. It tells the story of a young average overweight, gay, black artist named “Usher” (working as an Usher) 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.
The show had a triumphant sold out World Premiere Off-Broadway run at Playwrights Horizons in the Spring of 2019. It was well praised by critics and Theatergoers everywhere.
In addition, the show is already getting a lot of Theater Glory early during the time of Quarantine winning various Awards including the Lucille Lortel, the Drama Desk, the Obies, and the Outer Critics Circle Award.
It also became only the 10th Musical ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
No word has been said on when the show will hit the Big Apple. Stay tuned.
Who is excited?!!
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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