During a pandemic, the play's still the thing For the Barrington Stage Company in Western Massachusetts, putting on one of the few plays inside an American theatre this summer requires some big changes. "These two seats are available, they're in red - definitely more than six feet between this row [...]
Nine Black Artists and Cultural Leaders on Seeing and Being Seen Amy Sherald, Michael R. Jackson and others discuss the challenges and opportunities of cultivating black audiences and dismantling historically white institutions. Amy Sherald's "Precious Jewels by the Sea" (2019). Credit... © Amy Sherald. Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth [...]
Michael R. Jackson Makes Musical Theater for the Revolution Jackson moved from Detroit to New York more than 20 years ago, with dreams of writing on One Life to Live, and studied playwriting at NYU.
25 top theater minds dream the future: What will the post-pandemic stage look like? No one knows when the theaters will reopen, when actors will be able to rehearse in safety or when audiences will feel confident that attending a show won't kill them. It could be months away. [...]
YOUR SILENCE by Michael R. Jackson Premiered as Part of Works & Process Artists Virtual Commissions Last night Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presented the premiere of playwright, composer and lyricist Michael R. Jackson's 'Your Silence', a Works & Process Artists Virtual Commissions.
Why A Strange Loop-a 'Flawed-But-Who-Cares Masterpiece'-Deserved Its Pulitzer PrizeThough the show takes place entirely inside the mind of its troubled protagonist Usher (brought to life at Playwrights Horizons with mordant charisma by Larry Owens, who just won a richly deserved Lortel Award for his performance), there's a lot going on [...]
Woolly Mammoth Theatre hopes it has the next big Broadway musical in ‘A Strange Loop’ By Peter Marks March 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT How do musicals get to Broadway? Let us count the ways. Some bow first in Chicago or San Diego or Boston or Washington, usually at [...]
PODCAST: "The Fabulous Invalid" Episode 54: Michael R. Jackson: A Strange Loop 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 [...]
Michael R. Jackson’s off-Broadway musical, “A Strange Loop,” just ended a successful run at Playwrights Horizons in New York, presented in association with Page 73. The musical is kind of meta, as Jackson describes it: “‘A Strange Loop’ is a musical about a black man who works as an usher at a [...]