A Strange Loop finished its Tony-winning Broadway run January 15 at the Lyceum Theatre after opening April 26, 2022. With a book, music, and lyrics by Jackson, the Best Musical winner played 13 previews and 293 performances. The show's original Broadway director Stephen Brackett and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly will return to stage the A.C.T production.
The musical centers on Usher, a young, Black, gay theatre writer grappling with his toxic inner thoughts while trying to write a musical about a young, Black, gay theatre writer grappling with his toxic inner thought while trying to write a musical about... and on and on.
"A.C.T. is proud to give a platform to this amazing musical theatre artist, and to welcome original Broadway director Stephen Brackett and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly to the Toni Rembe Theater,” says A.C.T. Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon.
The production will run at A.C.T.’s Toni Rembe Theater from April 18 through May 12, 2024. Further casting and creative team members will be revealed at a later date.
A Strange Loop was 2022's Tony Award winner for Best Musical and also won a Tony Award for Jackson's book. The 2019 Off-Broadway run led to the work winning the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, only the 10th musical to be awarded the honor and the first to have not played a Broadway run when the honor was bestowed.