Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will return to Broadway this fall with a new project, the improvisational freestyle rap show Freestyle Love Supreme.
The stage show – which incorporates both improv troupe comedy and freestyle rap – will open at the Booth Theater on September 13, where it will stay for a 16-week run. Tickets for the limited engagement will go on sale July 9.
“Before Hamilton, before In the Heights, my first time performing in New York was with a freestyle hip-hop group called Freestyle Love Supreme,” the actor said in an appearance on The Tonight Show. He made the fitting announcement after going head-to-head with host Jimmy Fallon in their own freestyle battle. Watch the full clip below.
Freestyle Love Supreme will feature a rotating cast of players that will be unknown prior to every performance to ensure that no two shows are alike.
“Part of what makes Freestyle Love Supreme so unique is its unpredictability. Every show is different in material – and who appears on stage,” according to the show’s website.
Core members of the troupe are Andrew Bancroft, Chris Sullivan, Arthur Lewis, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Anthony Veneziale, who co-founded the group with Miranda and Hamilton director Thomas Kail in 2004. In addition, a number of special guests are touted to appear during select shows. Among them are Miranda, Wayne Brady, Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs, Bill Sherman and James Monroe Iglehart.
The interactive stage show, which relies on taking cues from audiences to create impromptu raps, has been circling major theaters recently. It played Off Broadway at the Greenwich House Theater earlier this year and will take over the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. next month.
Miranda’s eventual return to the stage this fall marks his first theatrical performance since January, when he reprised his role as Alexander Hamilton for a limited engagement of Hamilton in his native Puerto Rico. Since leaving the Broadway juggernaut in 2016, he has turned to his efforts toward film. Miranda appeared in Mary Poppins Returns last year and is currently working on a film adaptation of his 2005 musical In The Heights, due out next year.
Last Updated on June 21, 2019 by Kelly Byrnes