Monday, October 14, 2019

BWW Readers Respond to Cell Phone Use in the Theatre

We asked, and you answered! In her exclusive BroadwayWorld column, Industry Editor Cara Joy David delved into the the evolution of cell phone use in the theatre, from the backlash against Je…

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 14th - BEETLEJUICE and SLAVE PLAY Top Growth!

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Beetlejuice (4.17%), Freestyle Love Supreme (2.44%), Mean Girls (1.47%), Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (1.40%) and Moulin Rouge (0.81%). The to…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Photo Flash: Daveed Diggs and Wayne Brady Guest Star in FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME

Daveed Diggs and Wayne Brady made guest appearances in Freestyle Love Supreme recently, check out the photos of them in action!

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They locked my phone up. Twice! And I loved it.

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know last week I was a lucky attendee at the musical improv Freestyle Love Supreme, the brainchild of upcoming Podcast guest, Anthony “Two-Touch”…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Daveed Diggs Tapped to Play Sebastian in Live-Action Little Mermaid Film by Andy Lefkowitz

Daveed Diggs might be headed under the sea. The Tony-winning Hamilton breakout star is in final negotiations to play the cranky but supportive crab Sebastian in Disney's upcoming live-action…

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Freestyle Love Supreme by Barry Gordin

Five Reasons Why Freestyle Love Supreme is a Welcome Change for Broadway By: Iris Wiener             October 8, 2019: Before there was Hamilton and In the Heights there wa…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal Announces Shows & Stars Set to Appear in Fall Episode by

A new episode of Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal, a monthly series of specials about Broadway and the theater community, has been scheduled to air this fall. Hosted by PIX11's Emmy-win…

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 7th - FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME and THE GREAT SOCIETY Top Growth!

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Freestyle Love Supreme (23.12%), Beetlejuice (5.15%), Mean Girls (2.54%), Hadestown (0.99%) and Moulin Rouge (0.93%). The top growing current B…

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PIX11 Will Partner with The Broadway Channel for Fall Episode of Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal by

PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting's New York flagship station, has partnered with The Broadway Channel to present a new episode of Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal, a monthly series of specials…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Token Theatre Friends: Javier Muñoz Is Exactly Where He Wants to Be by American Theatre Editors

The 'Hamilton' actor is back onstage after a year off following a mental breakdown. Plus reviews of 'Freestyle Love Supreme' and the 'Judy' movie.

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It's Rhyme Time at the Opening Night of Freestyle Love Supreme! by

At the opening night of Freestyle Love Supreme the cast takes on this rhyme-tastic Red Carpet Challenge.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson and More Talk About Freestyle Love Supreme's 15 Year Journey to Broadway by

Freestyle Love Supreme cast members Lin-Manuel Miranda, Aneesa Folds, Christopher Jackson and more celebrate bringing the improv show to Broadway on opening night.

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See Lin-Manuel Miranda and More in Action on Freestyle Love Supreme's Opening Night by Caitlin Moynihan

Freestyle Love Supreme is officially on Broadway and celebrated its opening night at the Booth Theatre on October 2. Co-creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Veneziale and Thomas Kail were jo…

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Circling the airport with Lin-Manuel Miranda by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal drama column I review the Broadway transfer of Freestyle Love Supreme. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * One of the reasons why Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hami…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Drop a Beat & Check Out These Star-Studded Opening Night Photos from Freestyle Love Supreme by Lindsey Sullivan

Freestyle Love Supreme has come far from its humble beginnings in the basement of the Drama Book Shop. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale, the part-improv, …

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BWW TV: Hangin' with the Cast of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME on Opening Night!

The Booth Theatre was the place to be last night, as a new kind of show improved its way to the Broadway stage. A blend of hip-hop, improvisational theater, music, and vocal stylings, Frees…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Says Freestyle Love Supreme Made In The Heights and Hamilton Happen by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, Anthony Veneziale, and more spill secrets about the Broadway hip-hop improv show on opening night.

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Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME

A blend of hip-hop, improvisational theater, music, and vocal stylings, Freestyle Love Supreme opened just last night, October 2 at the Booth Theatre.

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Photo Coverage: FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Celebrates Opening Night!

A blend of hip-hop, improvisational theater, music, and vocal stylings, Freestyle Love Supreme opened just last night, October 2 at the Booth Theatre.

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BWW Review: Fast and Funny Rap Improv FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Hits Broadway

With its moniker giving a nod to John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme,' the fast and funny improv hip-hop show created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tommy Kail and Anthony Veneziale started playing gigs…

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Inside Opening Night of Freestyle Love Supreme With Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The improvised hip-hop show from the Hamilton creator, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale officially opened at the Booth Theatre October 2.

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Wake Up With BWW 10/3: FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Reviews, and More!

Today's top stories: read reviews for Freestyle Love Supreme, and more!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Miranda and company devise raps on the spot. And you’re in your happy place. by Peter Marks

Hip-hop improv show “Freestyle Love Supreme” comes to Broadway.

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Today on Broadway: Thursday, October 3, 2019 by James Marino

Listen: Reviews are in for “Freestyle Love Supreme”! Sea Wall Makes Bank, Women from the North Country, West Coast Little Shop goes viral, NPH’s re-appearing act “Today on Broadway…

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‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Review: Hip-Hop Saves the World by Ben Brantley

This exultant evening of improvised rap — created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale — turns out to be a perfect fit for Broadway.

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‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Broadway Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda Co-Creation Improvises Delight by Greg Evans

The Freestyle Love Supreme I saw on Broadway last week won’t be the Freestyle Love Supreme theatergoers see tonight or tomorrow or any other night in its limited, 16-week run. An energetic…

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Freestyle Love Supreme hits Broadway with its infectious blend of wit and rhymes by Jessica Derschowitz

It’s either a relief, cause for concern, or maybe a little bit of both — but when you get to Freestyle Love Supreme, the unique and delightful show blending hip-hop and improv, you’ll …

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Review: ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ expertly treads the tightrope of improv by Charles Isherwood

If “gerund” isn’t the very last word I ever expected to hear uttered on a Broadway stage, it’s probably pretty darn close. Broadway rarely gives grammar lessons, after all.  And yet…

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