Broadway will soon host two Lin-Manuel Miranda shows, when Freestyle Love Supreme comes to the Booth Theatre, just a block south of Miranda's Hamilton.
The improvised hip-hop musical from Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale, which enjoyed a sold-out run downtown earlier this year, will begin previews September 13. Opening is set for October 2. The show is scheduled for a 16-week run. Tickets go on sale to American Express holders June 21 and to the general public July 9.
The core cast will be comprised of core Andrew Bancroft AKA “Jelly Donut,” Arthur Lewis AKA “Arthur The Geniuses,” Bill Sherman AKA “King Sherman,” Chris Sullivan AKA “Shockwave,” Anthony Veneziale AKA “Two-Touch,” and Utkarsh Ambudkar AKA “UTK.” Expect surprise appearances during the run from Miranda, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart, Daveed Diggs, and Chris Jackson.
“Fifteen years ago, when Freestyle Love Supreme was first developed, the idea of bringing our little improv show to Broadway seemed completely out of the realm of possibility,” said Kail and Miranda in a statement. “But it is out of that improbability that FLS has found this new home, thanks to legions of loyal fans—first at Ars Nova, at various festivals around the world, then with one-off shows, and most recently with our off-Broadway run last winter. We’ve had many of our happiest and most fulfilling creative moments working on FLS and are excited to see its next chapter unfold at the Booth Theatre. It is a show that consistently surprises us: we have no idea what to expect any time we do it— and isn’t that the true beauty of live theater? Freestyle Love Supreme wouldn’t want or have it any other way!”
The show is directed by Kail and produced by Kail, Miranda, Jenny and Jon Steingart, and Jill Furman.