What Did Critics Think of Off-Broadway’s Freestyle Love Supreme?

The Verdict   What Did Critics Think of Off-Broadway’s Freestyle Love Supreme?
 
The improvised hip-hop show, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale, runs at Ars Nova’s Greenwich House Theater.
Chris Sullivan, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Anthony Veneziale, Andrew Bancroft, and Arthur Lewis in <i>Freestyle Love Supreme</i>.
Chris Sullivan, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Anthony Veneziale, Andrew Bancroft, and Arthur Lewis in Freestyle Love Supreme. Matthew Murphy

The Off-Broadway limited run of Freestyle Love Supreme celebrated its official opening at Ars Nova’s Greenwich House Theater February 12. The improvisational theatre-hip-hop hybrid, conceived by Hamilton collaborators Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail with Anthony Veneziale, is scheduled to run through March 3.

The show is performed by Andrew Bancroft a.k.a. “Jelly Donut,” Arthur Lewis a.k.a. “Arthur The Geniuses,” Bill Sherman a.k.a. “King Sherman,” Chris Sullivan a.k.a. “Shockwave,” Anthony Veneziale a.k.a. “Two-Touch,” and Utkarsh Ambudkar a.k.a. “UTK.”

Read the reviews for the Off-Broadway engagement below.

amNY (Matt Windman)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Entertainment Weekly (Christian Holub)

The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo and Elysa Gardner)

The Observer (David Cote)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Playbill will continue to update this list as more reviews come in.

Throughout the run, a handful of special guests are slated to make surprise cameos, including Miranda and fellow Freestyle Love Supreme and Hamilton alums Chris Jackson, James Monroe Iglehart, and Daveed Diggs.

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