Following its limited engagement at Greenwich House Theater earlier this year, Freestyle Love Supreme will receive its Broadway premiere at the Booth Theatre this fall. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale, the musical production combines elements of improvisational theatre and hip-hop, accompanied by a live band. Created in homage to John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme," the show will feature live jazz, soul and blues music.
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Tickets are on sale now for freestyle love supreme at the Booth Theatre on Broadway.
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?!
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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.