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A STRANGE LOOP Releases “Today” Music Video Ahead Of Cast Album

The new single and music video for “Today,” the original Broadway cast recording of A strange loop, Michael R. JacksonThe Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is out today, Friday, May 20.

The album, which will be released in digital format and streaming on Friday June 10, is currently available for pre-order with six tracks (“A Strange Loop”, “Periodically”, “Intermission Song”, “We Wanna Know”, “Inner White Girl” and “Today”) available for streaming or download.

The show’s Broadway premiere – directed by the Tony Award nominee Stephen Bracketchoreographed by Raja Plume Kellyand produced by Barbara Whitman with Page 73 Productions, Woolly Mammoth Theater Company and Playwrights Horizons – is currently taking place at the Lyceum Theater (149 West 45th Street).

A Strange Loop is currently nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” making it the most nominated show of the Broadway season.

The cast album is available for pre-save now on ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/AStrangeLoopPR

The album was produced by Michel Croitre and Michael R. Jacksonwith Kurt Deutsch and Barbara Whitman as executive producers. It was co-produced by Charlie Rosen, which provides orchestrations; and Rona Siddiquiwho serves as music director and music supervisor.

The Broadway cast of A Strange Loop presents the Tony Award nominee Jaquel Spivey (Bailiff), Anthony Hopper (Reflection 6), Tony Award nominee L Morgan Lee (Thought 1), John Michael Lyles (Thought 3), james jacksonJr. (Thought 2), Tony Award nominee John Andrew Morrison (Thought 4), and Jason Veasey (Thought 5). A Strange Loop presents the scenography of Arnulfo Maldonadocostume Montana Levi Blancolight design by Jen Schrieversound design by Drew Levycast by The Telsey Office/Destiny Lilly, with production manager Erin Gioia Albrecht.

This is Usher: a black queer writer writing a musical about a black queer writer writing a musical about a black queer writer… Michael R. JacksonThis wildly funny, Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece exposes the heart and soul of a young artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and hates. Determined to free himself from his own self-perception, Usher wrestles with the thoughts in his head, brought to life on stage by a hilariously direct ensemble. Bold and sincere in its truth, A strange loop is the great black and queer-ass American musical for everyone.

Michael R. Jackson received the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A strange loop.

When A strange loop opened on Broadway earlier this season, The New York Times called it “a dazzling ride. No measure of praise could be too much.” The Washington Post hailed it as “explosively imaginative. Dazzling one-of-a-kind. Broadway’s best new musical.” Variety hailed it as “Broadway’s most furiously entertaining show”. According to Time Out New York, “A Strange Loop is a must. A thrilling, wild ride. Screamingly funny. It’s the musical we’ve been waiting for.”

A Strange Loop had its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons, in May 2019, in association with Page 73 Productions, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for “Best Musical”, five Drama Desk Awards. including “Best Musical”, six Outer Critics Circle Awards including “Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical”, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Obie Awards and an Off-Broadway Alliance Award. In December 2021, A strange loop played a critically acclaimed series at the Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in Washington, DC before coming to Broadway.

Reviewing the recent series of A strange loop at the Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, Stone Marks of the Washington Post described Jackson’s musical as “wonderfully inventive, exhilarating, and beautifully directed by the director Stephen Bracket and choreographer Raja Plume Kelly. He writes: “There is so much to cheer up here. Jaquel Spivey makes its electric debut; it is a guarantee that you will never forget it. The score, played by a group of five members led by the musical director Rona Siddiqui, bubbles and bubbles in an ecstatic cascade of musicality. The ensemble members all deserve thanks.”

Tickets for A strange loop range from $49 to $179 (including $2 setup fee) and are available at Telecharge.com (212-239-6200). The performance schedule for A strange loop is as follows: Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.