Pasadena Playhouse Announces casting for freestyle love supreme
Producers Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jenny and Jon Steingart, Jill Furman and Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announced that the national tour of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME will play Pasadena Playhouse July 12-August 7, 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.