This Week in Arts: Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Back Freestyle Love Supreme | Modern Society of USA

This Week in Arts: Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Back Freestyle Love Supreme

This Week in Arts: Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Back Freestyle Love Supreme

Jan. 30-March 2; freestylelovesupreme.com.

One of the most fascinating things about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s fame is the way he uses the freedom and wealth that “Hamilton” gave him to boost people, projects and places dear to his heart.

Examples from this month alone: “Hamilton” opening in a still-rebuilding Puerto Rico, Miranda back in the title role; the rescue of the Drama Book Shop, a threatened resource in Manhattan’s theater district bought by Miranda and friends; and the return, starting on Wednesday, Jan. 30, of the hip-hop improv group Freestyle Love Supreme.

Miranda, a founder of the group, is a producer of the five-week engagement at the Greenwich House Theater in Manhattan. He’s also on the roster of occasional surprise guests, as are Christopher Jackson, the original George Washington in “Hamilton”; Daveed Diggs, who created that show’s sexy Lafayette; and James Monroe Iglehart (“Aladdin”), a current “Hamilton” star.

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