Lin-Manuel Miranda and his hip-hop/rap group, Freestyle Love Supreme, will perform at New York's Gramercy Theatre at 7:30 pm tonight, April 7. Miranda founded the group at Wesleyan University along with Bill Sherman, Anthony Veneziale, and Thomas Kail; others joined the group in New York. In performance, Freestyle Love Supreme uses words supplied by the audience in order to create new rap songs.
The performance is directed by Thomas Kail. It also features Anthony Veneziale, Chris Sullivan, James Iglehart, Utkarash Ambudkar, and Arthur Lewis.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.livenation.com. Doors open at 6:30pm and the performance begins at 7:30 pm. The Gramercy Theatre is located at 127 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010.
Lin-Manuel Miranda has most recently been seen in the Encores! production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. He wrote the music and lyrics for IN THE HEIGHTS, winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestrations. He also starred in IN THE HEIGHTS as Usnavi and was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance. Miranda's other credits include the Spanish lyrics and dialogue for the current Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY, as well as the revised version of WORKING. On television, he has appeared on 'The Sopranos,' 'House,' and 'The Electric Company,' for which he is also a composer.
For more information about Freestyle Love Supreme, visit their official site.
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