GAL APPROVED! A Strange Loop’s Creator Makes 100. Sidney on AppleTV+!

By   |   September 23, 2022   |   Entertainment

A Strange Loop Writer Makes 100

Congratulations are in order for Michael R. Jackson. The author of the Tony award-winning musical, A Strange Loop has been named on the Ebony 100 Power List for 2022. The musical tells the story of Usher, a queer, Black man who’s writing a musical about… a queer Black man trying to write a musical. While that definitely defines the title, it’s also about a queer Black man trying to figure out who he — to his family, to his partners, to himself. The DivaGals joined Jackson and cast after a show for a champagne toast in his honor. Jackson broke out into song, singing the lyrics Sheryl Lee Ralph sang after winning the 2022 Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy Emmy for Abbott Elementary.

See A Strange Loop at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City. Read the full Ebony Power 100 List here.

Sidney Comes To AppleTV+

Producer Oprah Winfrey, with David Oyelowo and Colman Domingo attended the red-carpet premiere of the Apple Original Films documentary Sidney at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in L.A.

This revealing documentary honors the actor and his legacy as a filmmaker and activist at the center of Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement. Featuring candid interviews with Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Robert Redford, Lenny Kravitz, Barbra Streisand, Spike Lee and many more, the film was also made in close collaboration with the Poitier family.

Sidney premieres Sept. 23 on Apple TV+.

photo credit: Polk & Co., Apple TV

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