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)