The new Lin-Manuel Miranda documentary tells all about Freestyle Love Supreme's journey from the club scene to Broadway.
What is Freestyle Love Supreme?
Starting in the basement of the Drama Book Shop, Freestyle Love Supreme is described as an all improvised hip-hop show. Founded by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, the documentary chronicles the journey of the group, showing their rise to fame and impact on pop culture. Lin tells Jimmy Fallon in an interview:
"It's totally different every night…you give us a verb and 80 minutes later you have a whole new hip-hop musical"
The Names Of FLS
Freestyle Love Supreme consists of a wide range of talent from musical theatre headliners to expert beat boxers. Needless to say, the lineup is packed with stars including: Utkarsh Ambudkar, Andrew Bancroft, Aneesa Folds, Arthur Lewis, Kaila Mullady, Chris Sullivan, Anthony Veneziale, Wayne Brady, Daveed Diggs, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, James Monroe Iglehart, Christopher Jackson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Freestyle On Broadway
Just walked into an amazing broadway show @freestylelove — didnt know what to expect —- it was unending fountain of creativity & world class talent — capped by @Lin_Manuel surprising the audience with an incredible display of broadway musical mastery magic. So good. pic.twitter.com/4RvMCFzp4f— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) November 2, 2019
On Sep 13th, 2019 Freestyle Love Supreme had its first preview on Broadway. What enticed people to see the show was the concept of surprise guests. While regulars like Chris Sullivan and Anthony Veneziale were at every show, audiences could've been surprised by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, or Christoper Jackson at any show.
This combined with rave reviews, caused shows to sell out and after only 14 weeks, Freestyle Love Supreme recouped on Broadway.
"The show began previews on Sept. 13 and has seen high attendance throughout its run, with guest stars including Lin-Manuel Miranda, one of the group's creators, James Monroe Iglehart, Wayne Brady and Christopher Jackson." - Caitlin Hudson of Broadwaynews.com
A True Success Story
Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton
From rags to riches, Freestyle Love Supreme has been Lin-Manuel Miranda's "longest relationship" and it isn't stopping any time soon.
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme premieres on Hulu June 5th.
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