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Freestyle Love Supreme

June 21 – July 10, 2022
(Opening night: Wednesday, June 22, 2022)

Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

Conceived by Anthony Veneziale
Created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale
Directed by Thomas Kail

Before Hamilton, before In the Heights, there was Freestyle Love Supreme. Now—direct from Broadway—the original hip-hop musical improv phenomenon from Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale is coming to San Diego. The subject of the Hulu documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, every performance of this Tony Award–winning and Grammy Award–nominated show brings the unexpected, as the crew takes the crowd on a freestyle, hip-hop, improvisational comedy ride. The performers take suggestions from the audience and spin them into instantaneous riffs and full-length musical numbers. See it for the first time—each time—as no two shows are ever the same. A “delightfully wit-laced evening of comedy rap for a wide range of ages” (The Washington Post).

 

 

Cast and Creative

Creative

Anthony Veneziale (Conceiver and Co-Creator) Conceiver and co-creator of the Grammy-nominated FLS and FLS Academy. Founding member of American Immigrants (San Francisco). He has used improv techniques to create endeavors with Thomas Kail & Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, Bartlett, “The Electric Company”), Daveed Diggs (The Freeze), numerous networks & companies (HBO, Cartoon Network, Sesame Workshop, Boardwalk Pictures, Google) and co-founded speechlessinc.com, an improv thinking company that helps humans create, collaborate and find their authentic voices. Stage: Freestyle Love Supreme, Servicemen, The Subject Tonight Is Love. TV: “Looking,” “Kid of the Year,” “Freestyle Love Supreme.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda (Co-Creator, Freestyle Love Supreme) Pulitzer Prize-, Grammy-, Emmy-, and Tony Award®-winning songwriter, actor, and director. Creator and original star of Broadway’s Tony-winning Hamilton and In the Heights. Additional Broadway: Freestyle Love Supreme, Bring It On: The Musical (co-composer/co-lyricist, Tony nomination for Best Musical) and West Side Story (2009 revival, Spanish translations). Recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award, the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors, and the 2019 Portrait of a Nation Prize. Emmy Award winner with Tom Kitt for their song “Bigger” from the 67th Annual Tony Awards. Mr. Miranda, and the Miranda family, actively support initiatives that increase BIPOC representation in the arts and government, ensure access to women’s reproductive health, and foster resilience in Puerto Rico. TV/film: In the Heights, Hamilton (2021 Golden Globe nomination, Best Actor), “His Dark Materials,” “Fosse/Verdon,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2018 Emmy nomination), “Saturday Night Live” (2017 Emmy nomination), “Sesame Street,” “The Electric Company,” “House,” “DuckTales,” “200 Cartas,” The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Moana (Grammy Award for Best Original Song), and Mary Poppins Returns (2019 Golden Globe nomination, Best Actor).

Thomas Kail (Co-Creator and Director) Broadway directing credits include Hamilton, In the Heights, Lombardi, and Magic/Bird. Other directing credits include the world premiere of Hamilton, Dry Powder, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Kings at The Public Theater; The Wrong Man at MCC; the world premiere of In the Heights; Broke-ology and the world premiere of When I Come to Die at Lincoln Center Theater; and the world premiere of Daphne’s Dive at Signature Theatre. Television directing and producing credits include “Grease Live” on Fox and “Fosse/Verdon” on FX. He is a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor and is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

Photos and Video

Publicity Photos and Video

Freestyle Love Supreme coming to The Old Globe
Conceiver Anthony Veneziale.
Conceived and created by Anthony Veneziale.
Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Creator and director Thomas Kail.
Creator and director Thomas Kail.
(from left) Kaila Mullady, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Anthony Veneziale, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Aneesa Folds, Kurt Crowley (on keyboard back), and Arthur Lewis (on keyboard front) in Freestyle Love Supreme at The Booth Theatre. Photo by Joan Marcus.
(from left) Kaila Mullady, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Anthony Veneziale, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Aneesa Folds, Kurt Crowley (on keyboard back), and Arthur Lewis (on keyboard front) in Freestyle Love Supreme at The Booth Theatre. Photo by Joan Marcus.