FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME goes on the road! - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Thursday, December 9, 2021

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME goes on the road!


Following a successful limited Broadway engagement this fall that included a 2020 Special Tony Award®, the critically-acclaimed improv sensation FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, conceived by Anthony Veneziale and created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale, announced a national tour to kick off in San Francisco on January 21, 2022. 

Produced by Kail, Miranda, Jenny & Jon Steingart, and Jill Furman, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME is an intermission-less, roller-coaster ride of a show that Rolling Stone calls “pure joy” and Entertainment Weekly describes as “lightning in a bottle.” 

Created before In the Heights and Hamilton and directed by Kail, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME is a thrilling, improvised musical comedy show that features talented performers providing non-stop action throughout this fast-paced evening, spinning suggestions from the audience into humorous bits, instantaneous songs, and riffs, and fully realized musical numbers. The electrifying vocals of the performers – from singing to rapping to beat-boxing with harmonies and freestyle flow – are backed by tight tunes from keyboards and human percussion. 

The show is created live every night with the audience contributing words, ideas, and inspiration. No two shows are ever the same. “We’ve had many of our happiest and most fulfilling creative moments working on Freestyle Love Supreme and are excited to see its next chapter unfold on this national tour,” said Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda. “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? We are thrilled to bring Freestyle Love Supreme to audiences across the country!” FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME’s company on tour includes Andrew Bancroft AKA “Jelly Donut;” Jay C. Ellis AKA “Jellis;” Aneesa Folds AKA “Young Nees;” Kaila Mullady AKA "Kaiser Rözé;” Morgan Reilly AKA “Hummingbird;” Chris Sullivan AKA “Shockwave;” and Anthony Veneziale AKA “TwoTouch.” Special spontaneous and unannounced guests are planned for select performances during the tour which may include Freestyle Love Supreme members Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs, James Monroe Iglehart, Wayne Brady, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Arthur Lewis, Bill Sherman, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Alex Lacamoire and many more. In name and beyond, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME pays homage to John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme," with a nod to musical roots in jazz, soul, blues, and hip-hop. 

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME was originally developed and produced in 2004 by Ars Nova, in association with Jill Furman and Back House Productions. The show has played in all five boroughs and many states, as well as the U.S. Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. Hulu premiered the documentary “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme” at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020 and the acclaimed film was nominated for a Grammy Award. Watch the 2021 Tony Award closing performance performed by FLS here. Watch Freestyle Love Supreme on NBC’s In the Wings special here. FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME features set design by Beowulf Boritt; costume design by Lisa Zinni; lighting design by Jeff Croiter; and sound design by Nevin Steinberg. Andy Jones and James Hickey are Executive Producers. General Management provided by Baseline Theatrical. 

2022 TOUR STOPS: San Francisco, CA (American Conservatory Theater): January 21 – February 13 Seattle, WA (Seattle Rep): February 16 – March 13 Boston, MA (Emerson Colonial Theatre): March 18– April 2 Portland, OR (Portland Center Stage): April 8 – May 1 Washington D.C. (The Kennedy Center): May 10 – May 15 San Antonio, TX (Empire Theatre): May 17 – May 22 Charlotte, NC (Knight Theater): May 24 – May 29 Detroit, MI (Music Hall): May 31 – June 5 Philadelphia, PA (Kimmel Cultural Campus): June 7 – June 12 San Diego, CA (The Old Globe): June 21 – July 10 Los Angeles, CA (Pasadena Playhouse): July 12 – August 7 

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME ACADEMY has transformed the show's unique blend of improvisation, storytelling, and hip hop into international, interactive, virtual classes, and in-person classes. FLS Academy is the premiere improv hip-hop school created and run directly by Freestyle Love Supreme members, in partnership with long-time FLS producers Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ars Nova founders Jenny and Jon Steingart, and Hamilton co-producer Jill Furman. People from all backgrounds and levels of skill are welcomed into this joyful, creative community. For more information on Freestyle Love Supreme Academy classes, please visit 

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