Lin-Manuel Miranda's FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Gets Full Season Order!
"Just coming from the Pivot upfronts" he tweeted. "It's official--we're shooting a full season of @freestylelove supreme and premiering in October!" He also shared an image from the upfronts (at left)
"Freestyle Love Supreme," is a series of ten half-hour original episodes, which will bring Pivot's national audience into New York City to experience the much talked about live improvised show from two of the creators of the Tony Award(R)-winning musical, "In The Heights."
Dubbed by The New York Times as "Masters in the art of Freestyle rhyme," Freestyle Love Supreme uses rap to spin audience suggestions into fully realized musical numbers. "Freestyle Love Supreme" stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Veneziale, Chris Sullivan, Christopher Jackson, Bill Sherman and Arthur Lewis. The show is created by Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale.
Miranda's musical In The Heights received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical), with Miranda receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Additionally, In The Heights also took home a 2009 Grammy Award for its Original Broadway Cast Album, and was also recognized as a Finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. More recently, Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the new Broadway musical Bring It On.
Miranda is the recipient of the 2007 ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. The actor's TV and film credits include The Electric Company, Sesame Street, The Sopranos, House, Modern Family, The Sex and the City Movie and The Odd Life of Timothy Green, as well as the recent TV series Do No Harm.