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
Productions
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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