Episode 54 Michael R. Jackson: A Strange Loop
In This Episode
On this week’s show, Rob and Jamie are back at Orso Restaurant. They sit down with composer, lyricist, and playwright Michael R. Jackson, creator of “A Strange Loop”, a fantastic new musical that played Off-Broadway last summer. “A Strange Loop” is a “self-referential” musical by and about “a black, queer man writing a musical about a black, queer man who’s writing a musical about a black queer man”. Together, they talk about the fascinating development and construction of the show. A bit later, Rob gives a closer look at other landmark black theatre artists whose work has shaped and expanded the American theatre.
This week’s music: “Intermission Song”, “Inner White Girl”, “We Wanna Know”, “Memory Song”, “Writing A Gospel Play”, “Periodically,” and “A Strange Loop”, all from “A Strange Loop”. “One Life To Live Theme”, by Peabo Bryson.
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