Tickets are on sale for the Broadway tour of “Freestyle Love Supreme” premiering in Seattle at Seattle Rep from Feb. 16 to March 13 on the Bagley Wright Stage. Purchase tickets online at SeattleRep.org, or by calling the Patron Services Office at (206) 443-2224.
“Freestyle Love Supreme” is the critically-acclaimed improv production conceived by Anthony Veneziale and created by Veneziale, Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Created before “In the Heights” and “Hamilton” and directed by Kail, “Freestyle Love Supreme” is a “thrilling, improvised musical comedy show that features talented performers providing non-stop action throughout this fast-paced evening, spinning suggestions from the audience into humorous bits, instantaneous songs and riffs, and fully realized musical numbers,” acording to a press release. The vocals of the performers – from singing to rapping to beat-boxing with harmonies and freestyle flow – are backed by tunes from keyboards and human percussion. The show is created live every night with the audience contributing words, ideas and inspiration. No two shows are ever the same.
Freestyle Love Supreme’s company on tour includes Andrew Bancroft, also known as “Jelly Donut;” Jay C. Ellis, AKA “Jellis;” Aneesa Folds, AKA “Young Nees;” Kaila Mullady, AKA Kaiser Rözé;” Morgan Reilly, AKA “Hummingbird;” Chris Sullivan, AKA “Shockwave;” and Anthony Veneziale, AKA “Two-Touch.”
Special spontaneous and unannounced guests from Seattle are planned for select performances during the run and also may include Freestyle Love Supreme members Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs, James Monroe Iglehart, Wayne Brady, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Arthur Lewis, Bill Sherman, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Alex Lacamoire and many more.
According to a press release, “Freestyle Love Supreme” pays homage to John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme,” with a nod to musical roots in jazz, soul, blues and hip-hop. Watch a message from the Freestyle Love Supreme cast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEckFNKHpEI.
WHEN: Feb. 16 - March 13
Performance times: Tuesday–Sunday Select Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday matinees at 2:00 p.m. and evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
Seattle Rep’s Bagley Wright Theater, located at Seattle Center at the corner of Second Avenue and Mercer Street. For more information, go to https://www.seattlerep.org/plays/202122-season/freestyle-love-supreme/.