Before the award-winning musicals Hamilton and In The Heights, there was Freestyle Love Supreme – an improvisational hip-hop group consisting of Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, and performers Christopher Jackson and Anthony Veneziale. A new trailer for the Hulu documentary, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, offers a glimpse into the collective’s 15-year-plus journey and their 2019 reunion NYC shows.
Fifteen years ago, the group would roam the streets of New York City, beatboxing and rapping. Their passion drove them to perform improv shows in dark nightclubs. Even though they’d get booed or sometimes get tennis balls thrown at them, the group continued on to eventually garner a following.
The Hulu documentary features footage of their earlier shows (one in which Miranda shows the audience his camouflage boxer briefs) and commentary from the collective on the ups and downs they experienced when starting out as they ready for an Off-Broadway and then a Broadway reunion.
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme debuts on Hulu on June 5, 2020.