Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is bringing his improvisational group Freestyle Love Supreme to Broadway this fall in a new stage show.
The group, which the Tony Award winner co-founded in 2004, puts on performances centered around both improv troupe comedy and freestyle rap. They will take over New York’s Booth Theater beginning September 13 for a 16-week run.
“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 told Jimmy Fallon in an appearance on The Tonight Show earlier this week. The exciting announcement came moments after the two showed off their freestyle skills in a Wheel of Freestyle segment. Watch the full clip below.
To ensure that each and every performance is different, Freestyle Love Supreme will feature a rotating cast of of both core players and special guests. The exact performers in any given show will be unknown to audiences until the curtain rises.
“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 who will largely appear in the upcoming run are Chris Sullivan, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Andrew Bancroft, Arthur Lewis, and Anthony Veneziale, who co-founded the group with Miranda and Hamilton director Thomas Kail. Special guests touted to make spontaneous appearances include Wayne Brady, Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs, James Monroe Iglehart, Bill Sherman, and Lin-Manuel Miranda himself.
The Tony winner’s anticipated return to the stage comes three years after leaving the cast of his Broadway smash. In January, Miranda reprised his role as the titular Founding Father when Hamilton‘s touring production traveled to his native Puerto Rico, but has been absent from the theater circuit since. Instead, the 39-year-old composer has turned his attention to film acting, most recently starring in Mary Poppins Returns, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination.
Meanwhile, Freestyle Love Supreme has been bouncing around U.S. theaters before finally landing a spot on the Great White Way. It was performed at the Greenwich House Theater Off Broadway earlier this year and is scheduled to take over the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. next month.
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