A Strange Loop London casting announced including Kyle Ramar Freeman

Initial casting has been announced for the London production of hit Broadway musical A Strange Loop at the Barbican Theatre.

A Strange Loop is running at the Barbican for a 12-week limited season from 17 June to 9 September 2023.

Kyle Ramar Freeman (Once on This Island), is set to make his West End debut as Usher, a role he played on Broadway. Usher is a young, gay, Black writer who hates his day job, so writes a musical about a young, gay, Black writer who’s writing a musical about a young, gay, Black writer.

Kyle will be joined on stage by a British cast of six Thoughts – the physical manifestation of Usher’s internal monologue: Olivier nominated Jason Pennycooke (Hamilton), Sharlene Hector (Basement Jaxx), Danny Bailey (Jesus Christ Superstar, Girl From the North Country), Eddie Elliott (Blues for an Alabama Sky, The Lion King), and Tendai Humphrey Sitima (The Play That Goes Wrong).

Further casting will be announced soon.

Michael R. Jackson’s A Strange Loop was a smash-hit on Broadway, winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2020, and was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, winning every Best Musical award in New York.

A Strange Loop creator Michael R. Jackson said in a statement: “I couldn’t be more excited to test the universality of Usher’s journey of self-acceptance with this extraordinary London company portraying Usher’s Thoughts. I am even more excited to bring Broadway powerhouse Kyle Ramar Freeman to London to anchor this production of A Strange Loop. Kyle is an immense talent and I have no doubt that London audiences will fall as in love with him as they did in New York City.”

Originating Broadway producer Barbara Whitman said: “I’m thrilled that Kyle will be playing Usher in this production. He is a true star. And I can’t wait to welcome the six new actors to our Strange Loop family.”

Kyle Ramar Freeman added: “I am truly honoured to have my West End debut at the Barbican. I am excited to share this experience with London audiences and hope to deliver a performance alongside my fellow cast that will be as unforgettable as it was on Broadway.”

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