“Freestyle Love Supreme“ at the Venetian features singing, rapping and beat-boxing. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Freestyle Love Supreme,” which blends hip-hop, improvisational comedy, music and vocals, has opened in the Summit Showroom at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas.
Created by the Tony- and Emmy-winning Miranda before his hit musicals “In the Heights” and “Hamilton,” “Freestyle Love Supreme” pays homage to John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme,” with musical roots in jazz, soul, blues and hip-hop. No two shows are ever the same as performers weave suggestions from the audience into jokes, riffs, songs and even more ambitious musical numbers with singing, rapping and beat-boxing.
The cast will have a rotating roster of special guests at select performances.
“Some of my most fulfilling creative moments have come from working on ‘Freestyle Love Supreme,’ and I’m excited to see its next chapter unfold on the Las Vegas Strip,” Miranda said. “This show consistently surprises the performers and the audience, and I’m certain the Las Vegas crowd will bring an added element of excitement that we haven’t seen before.”
Showtime for the 90-minute performance is 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets start at $57 (plus tax and fees) and can be purchased online.