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Tickets Now On Sale For Broadway Premiere Of Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical ‘A Strange Loop’

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This historic season continues — with more plays and musicals by Black playwrights coming to Broadway than ever in history — with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Michael R. Jackson musical A Strange Loop. The show will begin performances on April 6, and open on April 26, at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre. Tickets are now on sale for the musical, which is directed by Stephen Brackett, choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly and produced by Barbara Whitman along with Page 73 Productions, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Playwrights Horizons.

The Broadway cast of A Strange Loopfeatures Jaquel Spivey, in his Broadway debut, as Usher. He joins original cast members Antwayn Hopper (Thought 6), L Morgan Lee (Thought 1), John-Michael Lyles (Thought 3), James Jackson, Jr. (Thought 2), John-Andrew Morrison (Thought 4), and Jason Veasey (Thought 5). As a proud partner of A Strange Loop, American Express card members have access to exclusive pre-sale tickets before the general public beginning Jan. 18 at 10:00AM (EDT) through Jan. 21 at 9:59AM (EST) at Presale tickets for A Strange Loop are available exclusively to Audience Rewards members from Jan. 21 at 10AM ET to Jan. 25 at 9:59AM ET. General on-sale begins Jan. 25 at 10AM ET.

Tickets for A Strange Loop range from $49 to $179 (inclusive of the $2 facility fee) and are available at (212-239-6200). The performance schedule for A Strange Loop is as follows: Monday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Saturday at 2pm. Please note there will be an added matinee Wednesday, April 20 at 2pm, and no performance Wednesday, April 27.

Beginning Thursday, April 28 the playing schedule is as follows: Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Please note performances on Sunday, May 1 will be at 2pm and 7pm.

A Strange Loop features set design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costumes by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting design by Jen Schriever, sound design by Drew Levy, music direction by Rona Siddiqui, orchestrations by Charlie Rosen and casting by The Telsey Office/Destiny Lilly. Meet Usher: a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer.

Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, blisteringly funny masterwork exposes the heart and soul of a young artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes. Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher wrestles with the thoughts in his head, brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-shooting ensemble. Bold and heartfelt in its truth-telling,

Following the successful run, A Strange Loop was the recipient of five Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, six Outer Critics Circle honors, two Obie awards, one Off-Broadway Alliance Award, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Playwrights Horizons’ original cast recording of A Strange Loop is available on Yellow Sound. It’s free and fast to join at

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Founded in 2008 by a unique coalition of prominent theater owners, including Nederlander, Shubert, and Jujamcyn, major national presenters, and key performing arts centers from across the country, Audience Rewards has offered members first access presales to more than 100 Broadway shows and 200 VIP experiences and events, which have included a walk-on role in Rock of Ages, a private cocktail event with Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge, celebrity Q&As, backstage tours and much more. 

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