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Although Beguiling and Funny, This Meta Exercise Has Aged a Bit Since 2019

The work earned a Pulitzer Prize for drama, making it one of only 10 musicals — and the first crafted by a black artist — to achieve that honor.

Jaquel Spivey as Usher, center, and his six ‘Thoughts’ in ‘A Strange Loop.’ Marc J. Franklin, 2021

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ELYSA GARDNER

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

10:01:33 pm

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ELYSA GARDNER

Ms. Gardner has written about theater and music for The New York Times, The Village Voice, Town & Country, Time Out New York, Entertainment Weekly and other publications. She is a board member of the Drama Desk and has served on the jury for the Pulitzer Prize for drama twice, most recently as chair.

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