Hot Clip of the Day: Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop

Last updated May 5th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff
Hot Clip of the Day: Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop

Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.

"Memory Song" from A Strange Loop (Michael R. Jackson)

Ulterior Motives: Theatre history happened yesterday. Michael R. Jackson made quite the memory when he was bestowed the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in honor of his 2019 musical, A Strange Loop. The show joins the ranks of only 9 other musicals going back nearly a century. This extraordinary musical joins fellow previous winners of this distinction including beloved shows such as Hamilton, Rent, Next To Normal and A Chorus Line.

In this clip, Michael R. Jackson chats at Feinstein's/54 Below about his musical, his "Memory Song" and the sound of his show.

Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Your homework today is to listen to A Strange Loop on loop. The lyrics are beyond. Michael R. Jackson's score is so fresh, contemporary and wholly revealing. Our ultimate moment is at 2:33-3:34 (esp. 2:41 - 2:44) where Michael plays a beautiful piano interlude and then lyrically begins to paint the picture of family life. Brilliant congratulations to Pulitzer Prize Winner Michael R. Jackson.