Jennifer Hudson has revealed she’s bringing her Broadway show, A Strange Loop, to the UK as she produces her first West End musical.
The singer, 41, is part of a five-person producing team behind the award-winning production, who has been dubbed ‘the new Hamilton’ by critics.
Written by Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop became the first musical since the hip-hop blockbuster to win the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Jennifer became the 18th artist to achieve EGOT status (winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) when A Strange Loop won a Tony Award in 2020.
She said, “A Strange Loop is a masterpiece that deserves to be experienced by audiences everywhere.”
Amazing: Jennifer Hudson, 41, has revealed she’s bringing her Broadway show, A Strange Loop, to the UK as she produces her first West End musical (pictured in January)
Jennifer continued, “Michael R Jackson’s talent and dedication to his craft is truly inspiring, and I’m honored to be a part of bringing this story to London.”
Scottish actor Alan Cumming, 58, comedian Ilana Glazer, 36, Mindy Kaling, 43, and singer Billy Porter, 53, co-produced the show with Jennifer.
The creative powerhouses were brought together by American theater producer Barbara Whitman, 44.
The show tells the story of Usher, a young gay black writer who hates his job and decides to write a musical about a character, inspired by himself, who is also writing a musical…’a strange loop ‘.
Usher wrestles with desires, identity and instincts he both loves and loathes, all brought to life on stage by a hilarious, candid ensemble.
Speaking of his hit show coming to London’s West End, playwright Michael said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to be bringing A Strange Loop to London.
“This show has been a true labor of love since I was in my early twenties, and to see it continue its extraordinary journey from Musical Theater Factory, to Off-Broadway, to Woolly Mammoth, to Broadway and now to London is a dream I will never have known. had come true.
“I can’t wait to share Usher’s story and thoughts with a new audience.”
Show: The singer is part of a five-person producing team behind the award-winning production, which critics have dubbed ‘the new Hamilton’
Hard work: Jennifer made history as the third black EGOT winner and fifth woman, when she bagged a Tony award in June for her work on the musical (pictured at the event)
Jennifer made history as the third black EGOT winner and the fifth woman to win a Tony award in June for her work on the musical.
After the win, she uploaded an Instagram video of herself following her win, possibly backstage at Radio City Music Hall in NYC where the Tonys were held.
She gushed, “Like I said when I won the Oscar, look what God can do. “Well, he did it again!”
The people behind the camera cheered and booed before everyone clinked their champagne glasses in celebration.
A Strange Loop is coming to London’s Barbican Theater for a 12-week limited one-off run from June 17 to September 9. Tickets are available, here.