A Strange Loop, the 2022 Tony Award winner for best musical, will close on Broadway on Jan. 15, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The musical, which also took home the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for drama, will end its run after opening on April 26, 2022 and will end up playing 314 performances on Broadway. Economic aspects factors in the production ending after being on stage for less than a year.
The musical, written by Michael R. Jackson, is a meta narrative following a young musical theater writer as he attempts to write a musical. Throughout his writing process, he's bothered by his own thoughts, fears and dreams (which the ensemble brings to life) surrounding his identity as a Black, queer man and aspiring artist.
A Strange Loop came to Broadway after a 2019 world premiere off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons and a 2021 run at Washington, D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.
The production was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, CNN noted. At the June ceremony, it won the top award for best musical; also, Jackson won for Best Book of a Musical. L Morgan Lee and John-Andrew Morrison were among the cast/crew members who were nominated.
Bob the Drag Queen will host a "Big, Black and Queer Night" for A Strange Loop on Thursday, Oct. 27, a press release noted. The actor, comic, podcast host and season-eight winner of RuPaul's Drag Race will moderate a talkback following the show. The event takes place during LGBT History Month to celebrate the Pulitzer Prize-winning show breaking new ground for Black and LGBTQ+ representation on Broadway.