A Strange Loop

Name: Playwrights Horizons
Address: 416 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Information
First performance date: May 24, 2019
Opening date: June 17, 2019
Closing date: July 28, 2019
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Usher is a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, gay writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson’s blistering, momentous new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — not least of which, the punishing thoughts in his own head — in an attempt to break out of this strange loop.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Playwrights Horizons Producer
Page 73 Produced in Association
Adam Greenfield Associate Artistic Director
Michael R. Jackson Music
Michael R. Jackson Book & Lyrics
Stephen Brackett Director
Raja Feather Kelly Choreographer
Candace Taylor Associate Choreographer
Jason Veasey Dance Captain
Arnulfo Maldonado Set Designer
Montana Levi Blanco Costume Designer
Jen Schriever Lighting Designer
Alex Hawthorn Sound Designer
Cookie Jordan Hair and Wig Designer
Lawrence E. Moten III Associate Set Designer
Corey Umlauf Assistant Set Designer
Sarafina Bush Assistant Costume Designer
Judy Kagel Assistant Lighting Designer
Mike Deyo Assistant Sound Designer
Blake Zidell & Associates Press Representative
Erin Gioia Albrecht Production Stage Manager
John C. Moore Assistant Stage Manager
Rachel (Rae) Skowron Costume Supervisor
Samantha Shoffner Prop Master
Rona Siddiqui Music Direction
Charlie Rosen Orchestrations
Tomoko Akaboshi Music Coordinator
Michael R. Jackson Vocal Arrangements
Alaine Alldaffer Casting
Liz Caplan Vocal Coach

Actor Role
Antwayn Hopper Thought 6
James Jackson Jr. Thought 2
L Morgan Lee Thought 1
John-Michael Lyles Thought 3
John-Andrew Morrison Thought 4
Larry Owens Usher
Jason Veasey Thought 5
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Lead Actor in a Musical Larry Owens Actor
2 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Featured Actor in a Musical John-Andrew Morrison Actor
3 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Outstanding Musical Director Rona Siddiqui Music Direction
4 NOMINATED 2019 Joe A. Callaway Award (SDCF), Excellence in Choreography Raja Feather Kelly Choreographer