The world-premiere musical opened Off-Broadway June 17.
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 LarsonAward 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.
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.
Production Photos: A Strange Loop at Playwrights Horizons