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About the show

Meet Usher: a black, queer writer writing a
musical about a black, queer writer writing a
musical about a black, queer writer…

Nominated for 11 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, 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, A Strange Loop is the big, Black, and queer-ass Great American Musical for all!

A STRANGE LOOP  IS A FEROCIOUS, PUNGENT HIT—SOME OF THE MOST VITAL WORK IN AMERICAN THEATER.”

Wesley Morris,
the new york times
“Broadway’s best new musical.”
Peter Marks,
The Washington Post
Usher plans to change his whole life today.
“Screamingly funny. Unmissable.”
Adam Feldman,
Time Out New York
“A dazzling ride.”
Maya Phillips,
The New York Times
How many minutes ‘til the end of intermission?
A Strange Loop Photo
“Phenomenal. Unflinching.”
Naveen Kumar,
Variety
“Grade A: Nothing short of astounding.”
Dave Quinn,
Entertainment Weekly
He wants to show what it’s like to travel the world in a fat, black, queer body.
“Triumphant and emotionally lacerating.”
Charles McNulty,
LA Times
“By far the best new musical to open this season.”
Robert Hofler,
The Wrap
“Deeply personal, rich, and funny.”
Chris Jones,
Chicago Tribune