Rehearsals photos are in for the forthcoming London production of mega-hit Broadway musical A Strange Loop.
The show is coming to the Barbican Theatre for a 12 week season from 17 June to 9 September 2023.
The rehearsal pics showcase the musical’s lead star – Kyle Ramar Freeman (Once on This Island), who will 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!
The cast also includes the six Thoughts – the physical manifestation of Usher’s internal monologue, who are: Sharlene Hector (Basement Jaxx) as Thought 1, Nathan Armarkwei-Laryea (Women Beware The Devil, Spring Awakening, Hamlet) as Thought 2, Yeukayi Ushe (The Lion King, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon) as Thought 3, Tendai Humphrey Sitima (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Thought 4, Danny Bailey (Jesus Christ Superstar, Girl From the North Country) as Thought 5 and Eddie Elliott (Blues for an Alabama Sky, The Lion King, Motown The Musical) as Thought 6.
Written and created by Michael R. Jackson and directed by Stephen Brackett, A Strange Loop is choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, with set designs by Arnulfo Maldonado, lighting by Jen Schriever, sound by Drew Levy, costumes by Jen Schriever and Rona Siddiqui is Music Supervisor.
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.