Financial Times Review: A Strange Loop is a dazzlingly clever multi-layered musical
Philosophy lessons don’t usually arrive like this. A Strange Loop, which takes its title in part from a cognitive science theory about the concept “I”, bursts on to the stage in a dazzlingly clever, wildly camp and surprisingly touching show.
Gay Times Review: A Strange Loop is a unique, unpredictable and important new queer musical
Where to begin with a show like A Strange Loop? This one-act (no interval) musical runs just shy of 100 minutes, and yet what it attempts in that limited timeframe is far more ambitious than pretty much anything else playing right now.
Guardian Review: Strikingly original, highly entertaining tour of identity politics and the struggles of selfhood
Michael R Jackson’s “meta” musical is as smart and slippery as it was hailed to be on Broadway. A Black, queer, New York theatre usher (Kyle Ramar Freeman) is writing a play about a Black queer man who, in turn, is writing a play about a Black queer man. So it draws its circles within circles, looping impressively without any contrivance, although there is great intellectual and emotional complication within the loops.
The British Blacklist: Michael R. Jackson talks…A Strange Loop
Michael R. Jackson is the first black musical theatre writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. We spoke to Jackson about the journey in bringing his musical about a young black artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes to life…
Enter A Strange Loop with the London cast and creatives
A Strange Loop – Michael R Jackson’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical – celebrated its official opening at London’s Barbican Theatre and the reviews are in, with WhatsOnStage’s Sarah Crompton describing the show as “a blast and a revelation“. Earlier in the week, Whatsonstage met up with Jackson, director Stephen Brackett and cast members.
A playwright, composer and lyricist, Jackson made waves throughout the theater world for A Strange Loop and its riveting depiction of a gay Black man’s desire to free himself from his innermost thoughts.
American Theatre A Strange Loop Takes a Victory Lap That Was Years in the Making
When he put “Broadway” in a song lyric, Michael R. Jackson was unwittingly naming the destination, and the destiny, for his unapologetically Black and queer musical, which won the Best Musical Tony last night.
Through its lengthy development process, A Strange Loop underwent countless loop the loops of revisions, workshops, and more revisions. Here, its key players detail the dizzying path to production — and the sense of déjà vu that drove its success.
Michael R. Jackson Makes Musical Theater for the Revolution
For GQ’s Give It Up series, playwright and composer Michael R. Jackson talks about the importance of Musical Theatre Factory, the organization devoted to underrepresented voices that first produced his Pulitzer Prize–winning musical A Strange Loop.