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Gay PSA: Jennifer Hudson could join a very exclusive club if ‘A Strange Loop’ wins the Tony this weekend

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Please stand by for a special public service announcement: By the end of the weekend, Jennifer Hudson could achieve EGOT status.Whether you’re a theater gay, one of those queers who keeps better track of awards nominees than their exes, or both, we would like you to know that pundits are predicting the former American Idol contestant could earn a Tony Award during this weekend’s 75th annual ceremony, thus completing the legendary awards “quadfecta” made up of an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.And while we don’t doubt Hudson could easily win a performance Tony one day, she’s actually highly favored to earn gold this year for producing.

That’s because the Dreamgirl is one of many big names behind the critically adored A Strange Loop, the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical from Michael R.

Jackson.Originally a word-of-mouth hit Off-Broadway, A Strange Loop made a big splash when it opened at the Lyceum Theatre this spring, raking in raves, including our own Matthew Wexler, who called it a “provocative” work that strikes a “delicate balance of specificity and universality.” A musical by a Black, queer writer about a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer, A Strange Loop has awed audiences and become the odds-on favorite to with the Tony Award for Best Musical this year.That means that Hudson would be taking home some hardware on Sunday, along with the rest of the musical’s star-studded producers, like RuPaul, Alan Cumming, Billy Porter and more.

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