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FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME to Play Detroit's Music Hall

Directed by Kail, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME is a blend of hip-hop, improvisational theater, music and vocal styling with special surprise guests at select performances.

Freestyle Love Supreme

Producers Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jenny and Jon Steingart, Jill Furman and Broadway In Detroit announced that the national tour of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME will play Detroit's Music Hall, May 31-June 5, 2022.

The critically acclaimed hip-hop sensation and recipient of a 2020 Special Tony Award was conceived by Anthony Veneziale and created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale in 2004 before In The Heights and Hamilton. Following a highly-anticipated Broadway return and the release of the Grammy nominated Hulu documentary "We Are Freestyle Love Supreme," this "hugely entertaining dream of a show and a phenomenon" (Time Out New York) is a non-stop blend of hip-hop, improvisational theater, music, and vocal stylings. The 90-minute show, called "completely genius" by Politico, is created nightly with the audience and no two shows are ever the same.

"We've had many of our happiest and most fulfilling creative moments working on Freestyle Love Supreme and are excited to see its next chapter unfold on this national tour," said Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda. "It is a show that consistently surprises us: we have no idea what to expect any time we do it - and isn't that the true beauty of live theater? Freestyle Love Supreme wouldn't want or have it any other way!"

Directed by Kail, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME is a blend of hip-hop, improvisational theater, music and vocal styling with special surprise guests at select performances. The show that Entertainment Weekly calls "lightning in a bottle" and Rolling Stone describes as "pure joy" 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. The electrifying vocals of the performers - from singing to rapping to beat-boxing with harmonies and freestyle flow - are backed by tight tunes from keyboards and human percussion.

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME's company on tour includes Andrew Bancroft AKA "Jelly Donut;" Richard Baskin, Jr. AKA "Rich Midway;" Butterscotch AKA Butterscotch; Jay C. Ellis AKA "Jellis J;" Aneesa Folds AKA "Young Nees;" Kaila Mullady AKA "Kaiser Rözé;" Morgan Reilly AKA "Hummingbird;" James Rushin AKA "Not Draggin;" Dizzy Senze AKA Dizzy; Chris Sullivan AKA "Shockwave;" and Anthony Veneziale AKA "Two Touch."

Special spontaneous and unannounced guests are planned for select performances during the tour FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME.

In name and beyond, 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. FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME was originally developed and produced in 2004 by Ars Nova, in association with Jill Furman and Back House Productions. The show has played in all five boroughs of New York and many states, as well as on Broadway, at the U.S. Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME is produced by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jenny and Jon Steingart, and Jill Furman. It features set design by Beowulf Boritt; costume design by Lisa Zinni; lighting design by Jeff Croiter; and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.

Connect with FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME online:

www.freestylelovesupreme.com.

Twitter: @FreestyleLove

Facebook: @FreestyleLoveSupreme

Instagram: @FreestyleLoveSupreme

Performance times for FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, appearing May 31- June 5, 2022 at Music Hall, located at 350 Madison Avenue, in Detroit are:

  • Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

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All ticket purchasers will receive a Broadway In Detroit Health & Safety Guide via email in the days prior to their performance. This guide will also be posted on the company's website (BroadwayInDetroit.com) and available at the Fisher Theatre box office. It will have the latest information on the company's health and safety protocols as well as information on what to expect when you arrive at the theatre.

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