Lin-Manuel Miranda did two important things on Tuesday’s “Tonight Show”: participate in an epic freestyle-rap battle with The Roots’ Black Thought and he announced that he’s going be taking his talents back to Broadway this fall with “Freestyle Love Supreme,” the improvisational hip-hop group co-founded by Miranda in 2004.
“Before ‘Hamilton,’ before ‘In the Heights,’ my first time performing in New York was with a freestyle hip-hop group called ‘Freestyle Love Supreme,'” Miranda said, after finishing the rap competition on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show. “We are coming to Broadway this fall at the Booth Theater. It’s an entirely made-up Broadway show, you don’t know who is gonna show up. Black Thought might show up, I might show up one night, Chris Jackson might show up one night. You don’t know what’s gonna happen. Come see us in September!”
Miranda will co-produce the show and appear on announced occasions. Other periodic performers include Christopher Jackson, James Monroe Iglehart, Wayne Brady and Daveed Diggs. Andrew Bancroft, Arthur Lewis, Bill Sherman, Chris Sullivan, Anthony Veneziale and Utkarsh Ambudkar make up “Freestyle Love Supreme’s” core company.
Watch Miranda rap about prescription sunglasses, flip flops and seared salmon and make his big announcement in the video above.
“Freestyle Love Supreme” begins a 16-week run at the Booth Theater in New York City on Sept. 13, with opening night set for Oct. 2.