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MIC CHECK!! After a successful sold out run during its 2019 limited engagement prior before everything shutdown, Lin-Manuel Miranda is bringing back his acclaimed improv hip-hop troupe Freestyle Love Supreme for an ENCORE on Broadway THIS FALL for a strictly limited engagement.
The full crew will reunite and take the stage once again at Broadway’s Booth Theatre for a full 4 month run from October 7th, 2021 through January 2nd, 2022.
In case anyone may not know, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME was created by by Tony winners Lin Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail while still developing In The Heights (in the basement of the original Drama Book Shop) and long before Hamilton. This group is an act like no other. Taking center stage features 5 incredibly talented, improvisational, and hip hop rappers performing original material on the spot based off of suggestions from the audiences… you never know what kind of a song, rap, or hip hop beat they will create. We are talking 85 minutes with NO INTERMISSION!!! Each performance is different every single night. The lineup performing all 8 shows a week will consists of…
Anthony Veneziale (a.k.a. “Two-Touch) – THE MC,
Andrew Bancroft (a.k.a. “Jelly Donut”),
Tarik Davis, (a.k.a. “Tardis Hardaway”),
Aneesa Folds (a.k.a. “Young Nees”),
Kaila Mullady (a.k.a. Kaiser Rözé) – THE SOUND EFFECT QUEEN,
Chris Sullivan (a.k.a. “Shockwave”) – THE SOUND EFFECT KING,
Arthur Lewis (a.k.a. “Arthur The Geniuses).
In addition, there will be a lineup of veteran members expecting to make surprise appearance at certain performances. You never know who may show up but the guest lineup appearing at selected shows will include…..
Lin-Manuel Miranda himself (a.k.a. “Lin-Man”),
Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart (a.k.a. J-Soul”),
Tony winner Daveed D. Diggs (a.k.a. Mr. Diggs”),
Tony nominee Christopher Jackson (a.k.a. C-Jack)
Utkarsh Ambudkar (a.k.a. “Utk The Inc),
Bill Sherman (a.k.a. “King Sherman”).
FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME got their start performing around New York City both in the Drama Book Shop, on the streets, and various small venues in New York City including Ars Nova and Joe’s Pub. They also made their International debut overseas in Edinburgh, Scotland at their Festival Fringe. They later have had their own TV show on Pivot. Miranda, Jackson, Sherman, and several members were also on board with a little PBS Kids show called The Electric Company.
To commemorate their 15th Anniversary (following the success of HEIGHTS and HAMILTON), FREESTYLE LOVE SURPEME brought their act OFF Broadway playing the Greenwich Theatre downtown. It was well received, the production made their way ON Broadway back in 2019 playing the Booth Theatre for a limited engagement of over 130 performances.
Following the Broadway encore, the group will also be touring across North America.
We are so excited to have an amazing night of fun as Broadway reopens its doors with one of the hottest hip-hop improv groups ever.
Who is excited?!!!
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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