Freestyle Love Supreme returns to pick up their microphones on Broadway and performed a limited performance at the Booth Theater. The preview will start on October 7th before the opening night on October 19th.
Freestyle Love Supreme returns!
The return engagement of hip-hop improvisation will last until January 2, 2022. Freestyle Love Supreme, conceived by Anthony Veneziale and created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Veneziale, has a company of singing, rap, and beatboxing comedy artists. Based on the suggestions of the audience, the troupe creates a new, unique, and completely improvised performance for each performance.
The company includes Andrew Bancroft a.k.a. Jelly Donut, Kurt Crowley a.k.a. The Lord and Lady Crowley, Tarik Davis a.k.a. Tardis Hardaway, Aneesa Folds a.k.a. Young Nees, Kaila Mullady a.k.a. Kaiser Rözé, Chris Sullivan a.k.a. Shockwave, and Veneziale a.k.a. Two-Touch.
Special unannounced guests are planned for select performances during the run which are expected to include Freestyle Love Supreme members Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs, James Monroe Iglehart, Wayne Brady, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Arthur Lewis, Bill Sherman, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Alex Lacamoire, and more.
“We are very happy to return to Broadway and be part of this drama community that we really like. The immediacy of our show and its content is driven by audience suggestions, makes it one of the rare shows that can tell anything that is happening right now. We Can’t wait to make people laugh on the Booth Theatre stage,” said Kyle, who is the production director.
Set design is in charge of Beowulf Boritt, costume design is in charge of Lisa Zinni, lighting design is in charge of Jeff Croiter, and sound design is in charge of Nevin Steinberg. General management is provided by Baseline Theatrical. Cody Renard Richard is the production stage manager/associate director.
Kyle, Miranda, Jenny and Jon Steingart, and Jill Furman serve as producers. Andy Jones and James Hickey are executive producers. Ars Nova produced and premiered on Broadway Freestyle Love Supreme was originally developed and produced by 2019. It is the winner of the 2020 Special Tony Award, and it can be seen on the small screen as the theme of the Hulu documentary We Are Freestyle Love.
Credits featured image: Andreas Praefcke, Wikimedia Commons
Credits: Playbill.com; newyorktheaterguide.com