Michael R. Jackson’s “A Strange Loop” will transfer to Broadway this spring.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical will play the Lyceum Theatre, with exact dates and casting to be announced at a later date. The production is currently playing at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. through Jan. 9.
The musical, directed by Stephen Brackett and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, made its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons, in a co-production with Page 73 Productions, in summer 2019. Jackson was the playwright, composer and lyricist of the musical. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in May 2020.
Jackson’s musical centers on a musical theater writer named Usher, who is Black and queer and writing a musical about a writer for is Black and queer. His writing journey is accompanied by a six-person ensemble who voice his inner thoughts.
Larry Owens originated the lead role of Usher. Jaquel Spivey took over the role for the Woolly Mammoth run, alongside the six original ensemble members, Antwayn Hopper, L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, James Jackson, Jr., John-Andrew Morrison and Jason Veasey.
“A Strange Loop” will feature set design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costumes by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting design by Jen Schreiver, sound design by Drew Levy, music direction by Rona Siddiqui and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen. The musical is produced by Barbara Whitman, with Page 73 Productions, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Playwrights Horizons.
“Macbeth” had previously announced a run at the Lyceum Theatre this spring, but recently announced a move to the Longacre Theatre.