But, even if you don't get to see A Strange Loop before it closes, Michael Korte has captured something of the musical's essence in his latest video, "A Strange Loop Medley."
\u201cSING!\n\n@michaelkorteduh and @thesonglion present the "A STRANGE LOOP Medley" ft. @thatonequeen, @Anania00, @kornbreadTMFS, @itsjustelyn, and our very own @ramarsings!\u201d
— A Strange Loop on Broadway (@A Strange Loop on Broadway)
A Strange Loop tells the story of Usher, a young, Black, queer musical theater writer, based loosely on Jackson himself. As Usher pens his first musical, he wrestles with his own intrusive thoughts, self-doubts, hopes, and dreams. These are personified by the singing, dancing ensemble.
It is, essentially, a musical about writing a musical about writing a musical. Hence the "Loop" in the title.
Korte, who has nearly 80k YouTube subscribers at the time of writing, is known for his "soul-shaking Broadway mashups and medleys." His other videos include a "Hercules Muses Medley" with all Black, queer singers, and "Elphaba in the Bathroom" with Ciara Renee.
For "A Strange Loop Medley," Korte casts Broadway understudy Kyle Ramar Freeman as Usher.