A Strange Loop

A Strange Loop is a musical with book, music and lyrics by Michael R. Jackson. In 2019, the show had its world premiere off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in co-production with Page 73 Productions.[1] The Washington, DC production was postponed to December 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2][3] A Strange Loop premiered on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre on April 26, 2022, following previews beginning April 14.[4][5] At the 75th Tony Awards, A Strange Loop earned a leading 11 nominations and won for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical. A Strange Loop also won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

A Strange Loop
2022 Broadway poster
MusicMichael R. Jackson
LyricsMichael R. Jackson
BookMichael R. Jackson
PremiereMay 3, 2019 (2019-05-03): Playwrights Horizons, New York City
AwardsObie Award for Playwrighting
Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical
Tony Award for Best Musical
Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical

The show follows Usher, a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer. The title refers to a cognitive science term coined by Douglas Hofstadter, as well as a song by Liz Phair.

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