Original Off Broadway Cast to Perform A STRANGE LOOP in Concert @ Joe’s Pub

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Fans who missed out on the chance to see Michael R. Jackson’s A Strange Loop Off-Broadway will get a second chance when the stars of the show perform live at Joe’s Pub October 14. 

The performance will celebrate the release of the original cast recording of the acclaimed musical, available digitally September 27 on the Yellow Sound label. The musical debuted earlier this year at Playwrights Horizons in association with Page 73. 

The album features 17 songs from the show, which starred Antwayn Hopper, James Jackson, Jr., L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, John-Andrew Morrison, Larry Owens, and Jason Veasey.

A Strange Loop was helmed by upcoming The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical director Stephen Brackett and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.

Source: Playbill

BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS 2019

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L Morgan will be a featured performer in Jonathan Brielle’s Broadway Under the Stars benefit concert in Tewksbury, NJ on September 14, 2019 at 8pm. The concert features writer/composer/lyrisist Jonathan Brielle performing selections from his theatrical shows in development with Broadway luminaries and a world-class 8-piece band including rhythm and horn sections with players from Broadway, the Rolling Stones and Paul Simon bands. Proceeds from the event and live auction will benefit Broadway Babies.

FEMMEBODYS @ MTF

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L Morgan will play Cassandra in a presentation of Éamon Boylan’s new musical Femmebodys on September 13, 2019 at Playwrights Downtown with Musical Theatre Factory. Femmebodys, or: the way we move is the way our bodies move, the way we walk each block. It is a mosaic of trans sisterhood, of solidarity, of a day in the life.

A STRANGE LOOP Original Cast Album to be Released!

Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Michael R. Jackson’s acclaimed musical A Strange Loop, which recently wrapped its extended Off-Broadway run at Playwrights Horizons, will release an original cast album September 27 on the Yellow Sound label. 

Jackson wrote book, music, and lyrics for the musical that explores the thoughts of Usher, a black, queer writer working a job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, queer composer working a job he hates while writing his original musical.

Jackson and Michael Croiter co-produce the recording. For more info: Playbill Article: ASL Original Cast Album

SOFT BUTTER Musical Album Release

"Our ancestors. Gertrude Stein, James Baldwin, Nina Simone, but also the mothers in my family, trans activists in the 60s, anyone who hung out with Yoko Ono. Process, Undoing, Space, Transformation." This is Éamon Boylan's concoction of inspiration for Soft Butter: a trans fantasia on edible themes. The recording is set to be released on July 22nd on Spotify and iTunes. The voices of Soft Butter include Boylan, L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), Dana Aliya Levinson (Adam, The Dress You Have On), Esco Jouléy (Runaways, Galetea) and Milo Longenecker (suck + blow, AD of Sacred Circle Theatre Company). Original orchestrations and sound featuring Luna Skye, Danny Ursetti and Jacob Jarrett. Recorded, mixed and edited by Patrick Thompson. Illustrations by Jacob Michael.

You can follow Soft Butter's journey on FacebookInstagram and on their website

A STRANGE LOOP Extends @ Playwrights Horizons

Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Playwrights Horizons has extended its limited run of Michael R. Jackson’s new musical A Strange Loop, which opened to critical acclaim June 17. The musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons—not least of which are the punishing thoughts in his own head—in an attempt to capture and understand his own strange loop. For more info: A STRANGE LOOP EXTENDS

TOPICS INCLUDE Podcast Launch

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Topics Include is an unapologetically trans podcast that seeks to create a space for trans people to gather through pro-Black, sex positive, and healing-informed conversations that are educational by accident and liberational by choice. It is hosted by four trans panelists who work at the intersection of art and activism. Episodes cover a broad range of queer topics. Be sure to check them out wherever you download your podcasts, and don’t forget: no matter what they’re talking about the most important topic to include is y-o-u! For more info: topicsincludepod.com