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Freestyle Love Supreme

From 64 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent

About the show

Conceived by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale, this high-energy show is a blend of hip-hop, improvisational theater, music, and vocal stylings, all backed by live music from keyboards and beats. More…

Performers take the crowd on a non-stop, hip-hop improv ride, spinning cues from the audience into instantaneous riffs and fully realized musical numbers. No two shows will ever be the same. Featuring  Special and Spontaneous Guests: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, James Monroe Iglehart, and Daveed Diggs.

Note: All cell phones will be checked upon entering the theater.

Member Reviews (64)


Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent
Avg Score

Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a fantastic improv ensemble who are quick on their feet, funny, and talented. Audience participation based on volunteers.

Don't see it if you don't like a show that is largely influenced by audience input and different every night, or you want to see a narrative play/musical

Clever, Entertaining, Overrated, Funny, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy improv. The show is light on substance but a fun evening at the theater.

Don't see it if you’d be paying for an expensive ticket.

Also The strength of the show largely depends on the strength of the narrat... Read more Read less

Clever, Great acting, Riveting, Non-stop awesome

See it if you like freestlye rap or LMM. The entire crew is crazy good, audience words flawlessly placed in the rhymes. Clean lyrics - yey.

Don't see it if you're a boring person or you don't like rap of any kind. The show is high energy the entire time.

Also Our Sunday visit included Lin-Manuel himself (we went nuts when he cam... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful

See it if Amazing, creative and stylist Rap.

Don't see it if don't like rap.

Dizzying, Intelligent, Masterful, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if these guys are just brilliant. See it to watch minds work so fast to come up with songs and stories on the spot. Its funny and so, so smart.

Don't see it if you're just going to see LMM. I was lucky enough to see this twice and he wasn't there either time. But go anyway.

Clever, Entertaining

See it if improv and/or freestyle rap are of interest to you.

Don't see it if you are dumb if you have the opportunity and don’t take it.

Spontaneous, Edgy, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if you want to see improv masters at work, with an element of surprise thrown in.

Don't see it if you’re expecting Lin-Manuel. He’s not there every night.

Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if if you love improve from a bunch of nerdy theatre dudes. And if you love to smile - its nearly a perfect show every time

Don't see it if you just want the Lin show - he may or may not be there and the rest of the group is just as brilliant without him as they are with him

Must see, Hilarious, Epic, Clever

See it if you want to be blown away by improvised Free Style, and want to see huge Broadway names go back to their origins and have fun doing it

Don't see it if you don't like hip-hop, some raunchy material, or prefer a show that's 100% pre-planned

Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You want to experience raw creative & comic talent jamming & improvising in a visceral, high energy intimate experience.

Don't see it if You are expecting a long or traditional show, don’t like audience participation or fast pacing.

Also Run time is short, 1:15ish with no intermission. The ability of these ... Read more Read less

Funny, Amazing, Great rapping

See it if You like hip hop (freestyle in particular), you want shows that are interactive.

Don't see it if If you don’t like hip hop

Also I didn’t think Lin would be there but he showed up and brought down th... Read more Read less

Astounding and brilliantly entertaining

See it if you want to be enchanted and delighted for 90 jam-packed minutes. The goofy grin will never leave your face.

Don't see it if you have an aversion to hip-hop and/or improv. Cannot imagine why anyone would, as the combination here is divine.

Also I could see this show multiple times, that's how good it is. It would ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Fun

See it if Just go. Fun, high energy, serious at times. Love the down to earth sentiments from the performers. I want to go again!

Don't see it if you can't just let go and see where the night takes you. If you can't shut your phone down.

Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you want to see an extremely talented and smart group of blokes spectacularly deliver improv in rap/song.

Don't see it if you don't want an improv show, for all their glitz this is still essentially the sort of thing you'll see at UCB/The Pit/Asylum etc.

Also Only on a couple of occasions did the show I saw transition from intel... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy smart entertainment. This is improv, comedy and freestyle rapping. These guys are brilliant and so funny.

Don't see it if You don’t like to laugh.

Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love improve done well. No plot, no romance, just imaginative and innovative acting, singing

Don't see it if you don’t like improvisation

Resonant, Masterful, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are looking for an entertaining freestyle show under 90 minutes in an intimate space

Don't see it if you don’t think you would enjoy time spent with no access to your phone.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like rap, improvisation, cleverness and laughing!

Don't see it if you have a poor sense of humor, or want something serious

Also each night there is a different guest, and i was luck enough to be the... Read more Read less

Hilarious, Masterful, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful

See it if you want to see real word wizards at work (I got lucky with Lin Manuel Miranda and Daveed Diggs as the guests, but EVERYONE is brilliant)

Don't see it if you're looking for a show - this is more of a concert but wonderful

Refreshing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like improvisation

Don't see it if You rather scripted performances

Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Genius in a unique genre,

See it if You can appreciate the creative genius in freestyle, improv rap, unpredictable and without a script or score.

Don't see it if You're expecting anything traditional, beyond a stage, lighting, sound system, and audience: from there it's a rap-session "Second City"

Also Hip hop on steroids: as creatively ingenious as a Coltrane tenor solo,... Read more Read less

Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want a totally different and unique night. I laughed the entire time and did not want it to end! Bonus points for a guest star. WOW!

Don't see it if you want a typical night at Broadway, you do not like rap or modern music, you do not want to have fun!

Relevant, Intelligent, Hilarious, Edgy, Clever

See it if You love improv, hip-hop, smart, audience participation, avant-garde, too much fun, musical theater!

Don't see it if You hate all the above or a Lin Manuel Miranda signature theatrical experience...

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Funny

See it if Show if for everyone- so clever and so fast performers came up with raps. Unbelievably fantastic, I was falling out of my seat w/ laughter

Don't see it if EVERYONE should see it. I will try to see again by lottery, If you can score a ticket- RUN to the theater no matter what it costs.

Also Lin-Manuel Miranda performed, If I could give show a 150 rating I woul... Read more Read less

Clever, Great singing, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if If you tend to be amazed by Hamilton-esque witty rap, then this is the show for you. The "players" were thoughtful, intelligent, energetic.

Don't see it if Must like IMPROV-style with audience suggestions.

February 12th, 2019
“Mostly improvised and entirely delightful hip-hop musical...If the words and action are unfailingly surprising, the music is more predictable, mostly bluesy chords that allow the improvisers to spin out noodles of melody...’Freestyle’ paradoxically soared when it took a breather from its giddy h...
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February 12th, 2019
“This wondrous collective delivers hilarious improvisational comedy, only in rhyme and with music...Their ability to transform suggestions into complex, rapid-fire rapping, spoken-word passages and full-blown musical numbers is simply mind-blowing...The verses were filled with amusing one-liners....
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February 12th, 2019
“A unique blend of improvisational theater and hip-hop music...Due to the very nature of improv, no two performances of ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ will be exactly the same...That variance is further enhanced by the changes in lineups during shows...The creative performers on stage never miss a chan...
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February 12th, 2019
“So brilliant, so ephemeral. The world’s best stenographer couldn’t keep up with the rapid-flow of newly minted, slangy couplets and internal rhyme chains...If it seems like an impossible...feat, creating songs and vignettes...despite the fact that the building materials were supplied that instan...
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