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FT Weekend: A Strange Loop, the Tony-winning queer black best new musical

This week we speak with Michael R. Jackson, playwright of A Strange Loop, which just won the Tony award for Best Musical and Best Book. Jackson is a queer, black writer whose musical is about a queer, black writer writing a musical about a queer, black writer.. Hence the strange, but incredibly entertaining loop. Then, we learn about the dark side of Copenhagen's world-famous fine dining restaurant scene from Imogen West-Knights. Denmark seems to be turning a blind eye to abuses in its hottest – and extremely lucrative – hospitality industry.

 

 

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Want to say hi? We love hearing from you. Email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap

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Links and mentions from the episode: 

– Imogen’s article ‘Fine dining faces its dark truths in Copenhagen’: https://on.ft.com/3NlO6Mq .  

– Lilah’s article ‘How far does a chef have to go to be truly good?’: https://www.ft.com/content/246cdc2a-f135-4d3d-9d74-e524e9217699

– Michael’s musical A Strange Loop is on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre.

– Imogen is on Twitter @ImogenWK, and Michael is @TheLivingMJ.

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Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco.


Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com


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