freestyle love supreme

freestyle love supreme

freestyle love supreme heads to the Great White Way, having played a sold-out limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Greenwich House Theater from January to March 2019.

FLS is a high-energy show that is a blend of hip-hop, improvisational theater, music, and vocal stylings, all backed by live music from keyboards and beats. The concept began its life at Weslayan University in Middletown, Connecticut, as a hip hop comedy troupe. It was originally conceived by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and director Thomas Kail, alongside Anthony Veneziale.

Veneziale (aka Two-Touch) is still a full-time member of the troupe, which is also currently comprised of Andrew Bancroft (aka Jelly Donut), Arthur Lewis (aka Arthur The Geniuses), Bill Sherman (aka King Sherman), Chris Sullivan (aka Shockwave), and Utkarsh Ambudkar (aka UTK), but a plethora of guest appearances have been promised sporadically throughout the Broadway run, including Hamilton favorites such as Tony Award nominee Christopher Jackson, Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs, and even Lin-Manuel Miranda himself. 

freestyle love supreme might well be the most unique trip to the theatre during the 2019-2020 Broadway season, encouraging audience participation and boasting improvisational skills that are second to none. And after all, it's not often you get to hear beatboxing on the Great White Way, so why not drop everything and head down to the Booth Theatre as FLS drops the beat?!

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 20mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About freestyle love supreme:

freestyle love supreme features six talented performers providing non-stop action throughout this fast-paced evening, spinning cues from the audience into humorous bits, instantaneous songs and riffs, and fully realized musical numbers. The electrifying vocals of the performers – from singing to rapping to beat-boxing with harmonies and freestyle flow – are backed by tight tunes from keyboards and human percussion.

 

By:
Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale
Producer:
Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jon Steingart and Jill Furman
Director:
Thomas Kail
Lighting:
Jeff Croiter
Sound:
Nevin Steinberg
Design:
Beowulf Boritt
Costume:
Lisa Zinni
Cast list:
Andrew Bancroft (aka Jelly Donut), Arthur Lewis (aka Arthur The Geniuses), Bill Sherman (aka King Sherman), Chris Sullivan (aka Shockwave), Anthony Veneziale (aka Two-Touch), and Utkarsh Ambudkar (aka UTK)
freestyle love supreme Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 13, 2019
Opening date: 
October 2, 2019
Closes: 
January 12, 2020
MatineeEvening
Monday-7pm
Tuesday--
Wednesday-7pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-7pm&10pm
Saturday-7pm&10pm
Sunday-7pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Booth Theatre

Address:
222 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest freestyle love supreme News & Features

Lin-Manuel Miranda in freestyle love supreme
Premiere date set for We Are Freestyle Love Supreme documentary
May 1, 2020

Get ready to drop the mic, folks! It has now been confirmed that the "We Are Freestyle Love Supreme" documentary is set to premiere on Hulu on June 5, 2020.

Lin-Manuel Miranda in freestyle love supreme
A New York Theatre Guide to... freestyle love supreme!
November 12, 2019

From humble beginnings in Weslayan University in Middletown, Connecticut, to the bright lights of Broadway! The hip-hop improv group known as freestyle love supreme was co-created in 2003 by Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda and director Thomas Kail, alongside current member Anthony Veneziale.

Lin-Manuel Miranda
A New York Theatre Video Guide to... freestyle love supreme on Broadway!
October 21, 2019

Have you had a chance to experience the most hip improvisational show in New York City yet? Co-created by the Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton director Thomas Kail, alongside current cast member Anthony Veneziale, freestyle love supreme continues to provide lovely (and supreme) freestyle flow at the Booth Theatre on Broadway through January 5, 2020.

Andrew Bancroft, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Arthur Lewis & Christopher Jackson in freestyle love supreme
Official Broadway production photos released for freestyle love supreme
September 27, 2019

Drop the mic... and enjoy these brand new production photos! Producers of the Broadway premiere of freestyle love supreme, which began previews at the Booth Theatre on September 13, have now released official photography for the production.

Our freestyle love supreme Review

Improvisational theatre and comedy are long-standing New York traditions. I’ve always held in high esteem artists who create performance sequences, let alone entire shows, with little prepped content. The fiendish difficulty of coming up with material spontaneously is exacerbated by the need for a good show to have some semblance of pace and structure.