GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and YELLOW SOUND LABEL have announced the release of the new single “Boundaries (featuring Jennifer Hudson). Ms. Hudson – the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony-winner, became an EGOT this past June when she won her Tony Award as a co-producer of A Strange LoopMichael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. The track is available on streaming and digital platforms starting today, Wednesday, February 15. Listen to the song at

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of A Strange Loop was nominated for a 2023 Grammy Award for “Best Musical Theater Album.” Now a selection from that album, “Boundaries,” written by Jackson, has been reimagined into a single with a brand-new arrangement for Hudson. “Boundaries (featuring Jennifer Hudson)” is produced by Michael Croiter and David Cook, who also serves as the song’s arranger and orchestrator. The vocal arrangement is by George HuffBarbara Whitman and Kurt Deutsch are the executive producers. Jennifer Hudson appears courtesy of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

“The first time I met Jennifer, I told her that I always thought of her as a cousin in my head,” said Michael R. Jackson, who tweaked some of the lyrics to make them special for Hudson’s version of the song after hearing the exciting new arrangement. “It is a true honor to have ‘my cousin’ bring her signature vocals and sincerity to one of my earliest songs. This rendition touches me more deeply than she will ever know.” 

The original Broadway Cast Recording of A Strange LoopMichael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, is currently available in all formats. The Broadway premiere of the show – directed by Tony Award nominee Stephen Brackett, choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, and produced by Barbara Whitman along with Page 73 Productions, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Playwrights Horizons – recently concluded a successful run at the Lyceum Theatre. A Strange Loop was nominated for 11 Tony Awards®, making it the most-nominated show of the Broadway season, and won “Best Musical, and “Best Book of a Musical. To stream or download the album, or order the CD, please visit

The album was produced by Michael Croiter and Michael R. Jackson, with Kurt Deutsch and Barbara Whitman as executive producers. It was co-produced by Charlie Rosen, who provides orchestrations; and Rona Siddiqui, who serves as music director and music supervisor.

The Broadway cast of A Strange Loop features Tony Award nominee Jaquel Spivey (Usher), Antwayn Hopper (Thought 6), Tony Award nominee L Morgan Lee (Thought 1), John-Michael Lyles (Thought 3), James Jackson, Jr. (Thought 2), Tony Award nominee John-Andrew Morrison (Thought 4), and Jason Veasey (Thought 5). A Strange Loop features set design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costumes by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting design by Jen Schriever, sound design by Drew Levy,casting by The Telsey Office/Destiny Lilly,with production stage manager Erin Gioia Albrecht

Meet Usher: a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer…  Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, blisteringly funny masterwork exposes the heart and soul of a young artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes. Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher wrestles with the thoughts in his head, brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-shooting ensemble. Bold and heartfelt in its truth-telling, A Strange Loop is the big, Black, and queer-ass Great American Musical for all. 

Michael R. Jackson was awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for A Strange Loop.

When A Strange Loop opened on Broadway last season, The New York Times called it “a dazzling ride. No measure of praise could be too much.” The Washington Post hailed it as “explosively imaginative. Dazzlingly one-of-a-kind. Broadway’s best new musical.” Variety lauded it as “The most furiously entertaining show on Broadway.” According to Time Out New York, “A Strange Loop is unmissable. A thrilling, wild ride. Screamingly funny. This is the musical we’ve been waiting for.”

A Strange Loop made its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons, in May 2019, in association with Page 73 Productions, and was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for “Best Musical,” five Drama Desk Awards including “Best Musical,” six Outer Critics Circle Award including “Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical,” two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Obie awards, and an Off-Broadway Alliance Award. In December 2021, A Strange Loop played a critically-acclaimed run at Washington, D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company prior to coming to Broadway. 

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 200 records over the past 22 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Ghostlight has won Grammy Awards for The Band’s VisitThe Book of MormonIn the Heights, and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Ghostlight has also released solo albums from Patti LuPone, Kelli O’Hara, Sutton Foster, Billy Porter, and more. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theater composers and has developed extensive relationships with Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa, and David Yazbek, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pasek & Paul, Tom Kitt, Joe Iconis, and Shaina Taub. Ghostlight Records is part of the Arts Music division at Warner Music Group.  

YELLOW SOUND LABEL is a 12-time Emmy Award-winning and 3-time Grammy Award-nominated cutting-edge company that produces music for established performers, up-and-coming artists and original cast recordings. The boutique label takes a hands-on approach in nurturing and producing passionate, focused performers and composers who create quality, noteworthy recordings.