JHud & Her ‘A Strange Loop’ Collaborator Michael R. Jackson Announce New Music Project
Music October 04, 2022
Get ready for an exciting new project from Jennifer Hudsonand Michael R. Jackson!
On Tuesday’s episode of “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” Michael, who created the Tony-winning musical “A Strange Loop,” and Jennifer, a producer on the project, revealed they will record a reimagined version of the song “Boundaries” as a bonus track on the cast album.
“Jennifer has so graciously offered to sing one of the songs from the show that will be coming out soon, soon-ish. I did a little lyrical tweak for her,” the playwright told the live studio audience.
While expressing gratitude to Jennifer, Michael said he “loved” Jenn’s voice ever since she played one of the angels in the play.
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“[I am] so grateful. Jennifer is one of the voices of the angels. [I] loved it ever since I first heard her. I told her when we first met, [she sings] ‘Bring back the music,’ like, I love that song so much. I’m honored you’re going to lend us your vocals for this song.”
“I cannot wait,” Jenn said about the project.
But this wasn’t the only surprise in the episode!
Moments earlier, Michael surprised Jenn with “a little special message” from the cast of “A Strange Loop,” who were backstage at The Lyceum Theatre on Broadway before a performance.
“Hey, Ms. Producer!” the cast said. “Congratulations on your beautiful new talk show!”
In response to the touching video, Jenn exclaimed, “I love y’all!”
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At the 75th Tony Awards in June, Michael walked away with two honors: Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical.
Because she served as a producer, Jennifer also took home a Tony — the award that completed her EGOT.
In the interview, Jenn asked Michael what it’s like to share a name with legendary singer Michael Jackson.
“[It’s a] blessing and a curse,” Michael explained.
While he admitted that “nobody forgets my name, not even once,” having a moniker like his makes him “step it up” in the entertainment industry.
“There’s magic in the name,” he added.
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“The Jennifer Hudson Show” airs weekdays. Check your local listings.