Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

Freestyle Love Supreme (Broadway)

From 201 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful

About the show

Conceived by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale, this this high-energy blend of hip-hop, improvisational theater, music, and vocal stylings moves to Broadway for a limited run.

1h 20m | Already closed | Booth Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (201)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful
86
Avg Score

83
Funny, Masterful, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a FUN show. No plot. No drama. No twists and turns. Just an assortment of folks onstage having fun rhyming/free-styling for you.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate the art or can’t relax and just have fun with the loose fit feel of this out of the box show.

Also I saw this downtown and I have to say it felt better in a smaller spac... Read more Read less

65
Sporadically funny, Frivolous, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if you like hit-or-miss musical improv a la "Whose Line Is It Anyway" or UCB; you seek an upbeat entertainment & a possible celebrity cameo.

Don't see it if ur an actual fan of freestyle rap [Make no mistake: This is no cypher. It's all played for comedy]; u seek a show worthy of Bway prices.

Also I am certain that if Lin-Manuel Miranda's name wasn't above the title,... Read more Read less

73
Overrated, Funny, Entertaining, Intelligent, Clever

See it if Talented group of (sometimes celebrity) freestyle improvisational riffers rhyming verses with some authentic beats and sounds.

Don't see it if Too brief for Broadway.

Also For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they ... Read more Read less

67
Skilled improv but you can see its equal or better by streaming old episodes of the tv improv show "whose line is it anyway?"

See it if fun vibe; gets audience raucously involved; very clever ability to build on comedic references thru-out evening

Don't see it if fluff; rhyming & concepts rarely brilliant; has soft core of inoffensive sentimentality; would work better in more intimate setting

Also Props to Lin-Manuel Miranda & other producers of the show. We came to ... Read more Read less

94
Fun, Hilarious, Delightful, Clever

See it if you don't even like rap.This will make you a fan; you'll realize how incredibly talented these folks are.I did not expect much&I got a gem!

Don't see it if you are a crankypants. This show is fun and clever.I was happily surprised at how much I enjoyed this show.I hadn't thought I would like it.

86
Clever, Original, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like improvisation and audience participation, you enjoy rap music and freestyling.

Don't see it if You do not like rap music, do not care for improvisation and do not enjoy audience participation.

77
Clever, Relevant, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want good entertainment and like rap and improv. Performers are very clever. A fun evening.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional theater. This is an improv show probably better suited to a music venue than Broadway.

88
Excellent improv, Funny, Clever

See it if you want to see a musical improv show with the focus on rap and beatboxing. Wayne Brady was a guest that night. Great time! Great host!

Don't see it if you don't like rap, improv, or comedy. It is not a book musical. Also having to lock your phone and hold it in a special bag was annoying.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Fun

See it if you enjoy the genre of freestyling and want to have a light-hearted evening out

Don't see it if you don't enjoy rap or looking for a more conventional/traditional Broadway offering

92
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if Talented troupe ... improvisations are impressive.

Don't see it if Show deserves to be revisited multiple times, but not at these prices. Find a smaller space with unknowns with even greater talent.

100
Epic, Hilarious, Must see, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if I’m going to make this short- NO ONE REASON NOT TO SEE! It’s so entertaining. I’ve only seen it once, but, it’s great 👍🏽 to know that each

Don't see it if Performance would be different. I didn’t get the “superstars”, but, it didn’t matter- the 5 + 2 musicians we had were EXCELLENT. Improv on

Also Broadway- who would’ve thunk it. Some light cussing and you’d have to ... Read more Read less

85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a surprisingly intimate experience from Broadway The performers are extremely talented and work the audience well

Don't see it if You want theater with a plot this is improv and percussion with style

85
Masterful, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you are in any way interested in freestyle and are open to loose 90-minute theater experience.

Don't see it if you demand structure, hate to let go of your phone, or aren't open to new experiences.

75
Entertaining but still disappointing after the hype

See it if Improv hip hop. Every show created on the spot with audience participation. Some very clever rhymesters .

Don't see it if The quality of the show is dependent on the audience feed back suggestions and involvement and it can fall flat.

Also I was ready for some ground-breaking improv, this is Broadway improv a... Read more Read less

70
Quirky, Funny, Over-priced, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if you don't mind paying Broadway prices for a mildly entertaining evening of fairly mindless improvisation - sometimes funny, but uneven.

Don't see it if you don't like rap or improvisation.

Also Some of the performers are really clever, plus pleasant to spend the e... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like improv esp. Whose Line.

Don't see it if You don't like improv or like fast moving and political rap.

Also The night I went Wayne Brady was in the show. This had a little harder... Read more Read less

84
Dizzying, Refreshing, Funny, Delightful

See it if It’s very fun for an improv show with super talented performers. It’s not a play but is very entertaining.

Don't see it if You won’t enjoy rapping and audience suggestions. But it had a great energy.

80
Quirky, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you would enjoy hip hop musical improv with surprise guests, melting voice of Arthur The Geniuses and killer beatboxing.

Don't see it if you don't like hip hop, rap or improv.

87
Refreshing, Intelligent, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like joyous theater experiences.

Don't see it if You need a linear story or music.

74
Fluffy, Entertaining, High-energy, Clever, Funny

See it if you want a fun night of hip hop improv with a raucous New York audience. Fast-paced and silly. Puts you in a good mood.

Don't see it if you don't like audience participation and can't be without your cell phone for the duration of the show. Not family friendly.

98
Intelligent, Hilarious, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to laugh your pants off and leave dying for more.

Don't see it if you are a fun hater.

95
Masterful, Dizzying, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if just see it!! I loved it so much and wasn't expecting to. Go!

Don't see it if you really just don't care for rap and hip hop... though, to be fair, this may change your mind

89
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love being entertained. This is pure fun and delight. Talented performers share their spontaneous energy.

Don't see it if you do not like rap. Though the creativity and fun comes through!

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if You like to see very talented artists work on the suggestions from the audience and create clever raps.

Don't see it if You don't like rap and you want to see a 'standard' show that is the same every night and you don't like anarchic structure.

Also This show is a delight and whatever your thoughts about rap, this is v... Read more Read less

70
Quirky, Disappointing if no celeb guest, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Fun improv skits put to music. We laughed a lot. Think musical segments of "Whose Line is it Anyways" but a bit racier/raunchier at times

Don't see it if If the chance at a celebrity guest is the big draw for you. We didn't have a guest & it was disappointing. Some bits dragged on too long.


October 2nd, 2019
CRITIC’S PICK "Hip-Hop Saves the World: This exultant evening of improvised rap — created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale — turns out to be a perfect fit for Broadway."
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October 2nd, 2019
4/5 Stars "Freestyle Love Supreme rhymes up a hugely entertaining storm on Broadway."
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October 2nd, 2019
"Freestyle Love Supreme May Not Be Theater, But It’s a Blast"
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October 2nd, 2019
"The improvisational hip-hop troupe co-founded by Lin-Manuel Miranda brings their linguistic wizardry to Broadway for a limited run, with guest spots from numerous 'Hamilton' alums."
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