The Michael R. Jackson musical “A Strange Loop” is having a big impact on people’s lives.
On Tuesday’s episode of “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” the playwright — who penned the book, music, and lyrics of the Tony Award-winning play — was asked if he had heard from people who have been affected by the production.
In his response to his Broadway co-producer Jennifer Hudson, Michael detailed a touching encounter he had with a theatergoer following a performance.
The man told Michael how he had struggled to discuss his sexuality with his family in the past. However, when the man invited his family to see the play — about a Black queer man writing a musical about a Black queer man writing a musical — he said it opened up a dialogue about his identity.
“Theater can reach,” Michael said about the magical moment.