Through a very generous direct gift and matching funds from Salesforce, with additional support from the Koret Foundation, we are able to make over 15,000 tickets available to Freestyle Love Supreme for as little as $5 per ticket.
With this production, A.C.T. is throwing open the doors of the Geary Theater as a gift to the San Francisco Bay Area to welcome the community back to live theater. “It is important to us that the work we are creating is accessible to a wide range of people across the Bay Area,” says Executive Director Jennifer Bielstein. “To that end we have made low-priced tickets available for every performance of each production of the season. And, because of the leadership support of Salesforce, we are able to offer thousands of tickets to Freestyle Love Supreme for free to A.C.T. community partners and for as little as $5 to the general public! These tickets are available for each of the 29 performances of this spectacular production. It is our gift to the Bay Area and a way to welcome everyone back to in-person theater after so many months without.”
“I had the pleasure of seeing Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway in 2019 and was immediately drawn to the show’s unending fountain of creativity and world-class talent,” says Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. “I believe the arts have the power to transform lives and lift communities. As we begin to safely return to live, in-person performances, I am honored to assist A.C.T. in making this production more accessible for all in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
Before Hamilton, before In the Heights, there was Freestyle Love Supreme, the critically acclaimed Broadway hit from the minds of longtime friends Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Bay Area artist Anthony Veneziale. Launching its American tour at the Geary Theater, Freestyle Love Supreme pays homage to John Coltrane’s improvisational musical style as it takes audiences on a freestyle, never-before-seen-and-never-to-be-seen-again hip-hop comedy ride. Hailed as “a hugely entertaining dream of a show” (Time Out), no two shows will be alike as performers—and surprise guest artists—take suggestions from the audience and spin them into instantaneous riffs and full-length musical numbers. Bay Area audiences will be the very first to see this slam-dunk hit from today’s most celebrated theater makers, conceived over 17 years ago and as fresh as today’s Twitter feed.
Freestyle Love Supreme is the recipient of a special 2020 Tony Award. The Hulu documentary, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, earned rave reviews when it premiered at Sundance Film Festival in early 2020, and was nominated for a 2021 Grammy Award. The production returns to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement beginning October 7, 2021.
Performances of Freestyle Love Supreme begin on January 21, 2022. Get your tickets here!
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