With a top-ticket (so far) of $119, Lin-Manuel Miranda and three co-producers are mounting an engagement early next year of Freestyle Love Supreme, the improv hip-hop group that the Hamilton creator has performed in since 2004.
“There is nothing like a live hip-hop show that is improvised from the first moment til the final curtain,” Miranda said in a statement. Previews begin on Jan. 30 at the tiny Greenwich House Theater. That’s three days after a run of Hamilton is scheduled to end in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which stars Miranda in the title role.
The regular performers for Freestyle Love Supreme are Andrew Bancroft, Arthur Lewis, Bill Sherman, Chris Sullivan, Anthony Veneziale and Utkarsh Ambudkar. Miranda’s producing partners are Hamilton director Thomas Kail, Hamilton producer Jill Furman and Jon Steingart, a co-founder of the nonprofit theater Ars Nova. Freestyle Love Supreme was originally developed and produced by Ars Nova in association with Furman.
The show is scheduled to run through March 2. Tickets start at $59 and are available here. They’re a bargain relative to Hamilton, where tickets top out for most performances at $749 on Broadway.
The Freestyle Love Supreme website doesn’t indicate which dates Miranda will be performing. According to a press release, other drop-in performers “could include” Chris Jackson and Daveed Diggs, both of the original Hamilton cast.