Dignitaries From Hollywood & Beyond Swarm Broadway to Support ‘A Strange Loop’

Photo provided by: Cheryl Duncan & Co./Polk & Co.

A Strange Loop, the smash hit musical written and created by Michael R. Jackson, which was just awarded the Tony for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, is attracting a plethora of notable individuals to the Broadway stage.

According to a joint press release circulated via email on Tuesday (September 6) by Cheryl Duncan & Company, as well Polk & Company, the following dignitaries (from Hollywood and beyond) have been confirmed as being recently seen showing their support for Jackson’s successful new Broadway production:

“Zendaya, Michelle Obama, Steven Spielberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Holliday, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jesse Williams, Queen Latifah, Questlove, Anna Wintour, Cynthia Erivo, Lena Waithe, Julianne Moore, Trevor Noah, Cynthia Nixon, Bernadette Peters, Gayle King and Amber Ruffin.”

This musical is pioneering new territory on Broadway in terms of the depiction of black people and those in the LGBTQ+ community. A canned visual released recently highlights the significant celebrity participation in favor of the ground-breaking performance. As a result of the show’s victory in the category of Best Musical at the 2022 Tony Awards, Jennifer Hudson was just inducted into the exclusive EGOT club.

Alongside other celebrities and notables such as Billy Porter, Don Cheadle, and Bridgid Coulter Cheadle, Mindy Kaling, RuPaul Charles, Alan Cumming, Paul Oakley Stovall, Meena Harris, and Ilana Glazer, Hudson acts as a producer for the star-studded musical.

“Phenomenal. One of the funniest and most poignant shows I’ve ever seen,” said Trevor Noah, according to the press release. Noah (host of “The Daily Show”) was also reported as adding that he has already observed the show on several occasions.

A Strange Loop, which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2020, had its opening night on April 26, 2022 at the Lyceum Theater, which is located at 149 West 45th Street. The musical’s director is Stephen Brackett, who was nominated for a Tony Award; Raja Feather Kelly is in charge of the choreography; and Barbara Whitman, in collaboration with Page 73 Productions, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Playwrights Horizons, is producing the show.

Usher (the main character) is played by Jaquel Spivey, who was nominated for a Tony Award and is making his debut on Broadway with the production of A Strange Loop. Antwayn Hopper (Thought 6), L Morgan Lee (Thought 1), John-Michael Lyles (Thought 3), James Jackson, Jr. (Thought 2), Tony Award nominee John-Andrew Morrison (Thought 4) and Jason Veasey (Thought 5) are performing alongside him, together with Mars Rucker, Edwin Bates, Kyle Ramar Freeman, Zachary Myers, and Jon-Michael Reese.

An eye-opening classic that won the Pulitzer Prize and was written by Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop reveals the heart and soul of its main character, a young artist named Usher who is struggling with impulses, identities, and instincts that he adores but also abhors.

Usher grapples against things going through his mind, which are rendered into reality live by an accommodating and fitting choral arrangements, according to the press release. A Strange Loop addresses the issues, which influence the narrative of today’s LGBTQ+ community members in a way that is both courageous and emotional. This is their elephant in a room called modern America.

To learn additional details related to this heralded Broadway production, go to https://strangeloopmusical.com/.