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Freestyle Love Supreme

From 42 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Masterful, 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 (42)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Masterful, Intelligent
92
Avg Score

85
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

83
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

95
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

94
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.

88
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.

96
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful

See it if Amazing, creative and stylist Rap.

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

95
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.

100
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

90
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

100
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

89
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

90
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.

85
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

85
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.

95
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.

95
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

90
Refreshing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like improvisation

Don't see it if You rather scripted performances

98
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

85
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!

90
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Must see, Hilarious

See it if You like listening to freestyle hip hop...you will be amazed!

Don't see it if Rap music isnt your style

95
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.

100
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

90
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You enjoy witty and clever freestyling and improvisation.

Don't see it if You don’t like hip hop at all, are looking for traditional show with plot, or don’t like improv.

Also Clever mix of freestyling and improv show. Funny and talented cast and... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Remarkable

See it if If you like brilliant improviser-hip hop artists who are quick on their feet, great with an audience, and packed with energy and charm.

Don't see it if If you want a predictable straight drama.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You like interactive freestyle hip hop and an evening full of fun and surprise. The actors are just genius!

Don't see it if You like a full story telling show


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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