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Michael R. Jackson; photo by Zack DeZon

A Strange Loop


Mainstage Theater

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
Directed by Stephen Brackett
Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly

Produced in association with Page 73
World premiere

USHER
These are my memories / Of one lone black gay boy I knew who chose to turn his back on the Lord.

Usher is a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson’s blistering, momentous new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — not least of which, the punishing thoughts in his own head — in an attempt to break out of this strange loop.

2017 Jonathan Larson Award winner
2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award winner