In the Heights' Miranda, Memphis' Iglehart Perform in Freestyle Love Supreme May 17

News   In the Heights' Miranda, Memphis' Iglehart Perform in Freestyle Love Supreme May 17
 
In the Heights' Lin-Manuel Miranda and Memphis' James Monroe Iglehart will appear in a performance of Freestyle Love Supreme at New York City's Le Poisson Rouge May 17.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and James Monroe Iglehart
Lin-Manuel Miranda and James Monroe Iglehart

The stage stars will be joined by members of PBS' "Electric Company" and Brooklyn-based rap group The Beatards. According to a show announcement, "the 5-piece group spins words from the audience into instantaneous riffs and fully-realized musical numbers to create a completely unique show."

In the Heights director Thomas Kail staged a 2008 engagement of the fusion of story-telling, song and improvisational comedy at Ars Nova — where the show had played in 2004. The show also previously played at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

Miranda won a Tony Award for Best Score for In the Heights. The creator-star of the musical will repeat his Tony-nominated performance for the national tour's upcoming Los Angeles engagement as well as in the planned film.

Iglehart currently appears in Broadway's Memphis in the role of Bobby. He appeared as the Lion in the City Center Encores! run of The Wiz and was previously on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Tickets for the first-come, first-seated 10:30 PM event at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, are available by calling 212-505-FISH or online at lepoissonrouge.com. For more information, visit freestylelovesupreme.com.

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