Michael R. Jackson‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Strange Loop will get a Broadway cast recording via Ghostlight Records and Yellow Sound Label. The recording will take place on April 10 for a release date to be announced later this season. Performances begin at the Lyceum Theatre on April 6 with opening night set for April 26.
The Broadway cast of A Strange Loop features Jaquel Spivey in his Broadway debut as Usher, a role he played at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C. He joins original cast members Antwayn Hopper as Thought 6, L Morgan Lee as Thought 1, John-Michael Lyles as Thought 3, James Jackson Jr. as Thought 2, John-Andrew Morrison as Thought 4 and Jason Veasey as Thought 5.
The musical explores the thoughts of Usher, a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer writing a musical.
A Strange Loop is directed by Stephen Brackett and features a book, music and lyrics by Jackson. Rona Siddiqui is the music director and Raja Feather Kelly is the choreographer. The creative team also includes set designer Arnulfo Maldonado, costume designer Montana Levi Blanco, lighting designer Jennifer Schriever, sound designer Drew Levy and orchestrator Charlie Rosen.