Adult Swim to Feature Lin-Manuel Miranda in FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Pilot
According to Variety, Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his free-style rap group Freestyle Love Supreme will be featured on a pilot for Adult Swim. Also starring Utkarsh Ambudkar, the pilot will be 'based on the stage show of the same name.'
Over the past decade, their one-of-a-kind interactive blend of music, comedy and hip -hop has earned them the title of masters in the art of freestyle rhyme from the New York Times. Helmed by the creators of the Grammy & Tony Award -winning musical In The Heights Bill Sherman and Lin Manuel Miranda, Freestyle Love Supreme's six performers are driven by improvisation and take the crowd on a hurry-fasten-your-seatbelt ride, spinning cues from the audience into instantaneous riffs and fully realized music numbers.
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Miranda is most famous for writing and starring as Usnavi in the Broadway musical In the Heights, which opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008 and for which he won the Tony Award as composer and lyricist. Miranda wrote Spanish language dialogue and worked with Stephen Sondheim to translate into Spanish song lyrics for the revival of West Side Story, which opened on Broadway in March 2009.
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