Film - tick, tick...BOOM!

Bradley Whitford, Joshua Henry and Judith Light join the cast of Lin Manuel Miranda's film directorial debut - the musical "tick, tick...BOOM!"...

Set in 1990, tick, tick…BOOM! tells the story of Jon, an aspiring theatre composer who is waiting tables in New York City while writing Superbia - which he hopes will be the next great American musical and finally give him his big break. Jon is also feeling pressure from his girlfriend Susan, who is tired of continuing to put her life on hold for Jon’s career aspirations. Meanwhile, his best friend and roommate Michael, has given up on his creative aspirations for a high paying advertising job on Madison Avenue and is about to move out. As Jon approaches his 30th birthday, he is overcome with anxiety – wondering if his dream is worth the cost.

Bradley Whitford is set to play lyricist Stephen Sondheim in the musical film, Joshua Henry joins as Roger, and Judith Light as Rosa Stevens. They will star alongside Andrew Garfield as the central character Jon, Alexandra Shipp as Karessa, Robin de Jesus as Michael and Vanessa Hudgens as Susan.

Tony Award Winner Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen, Fosse/Verdon) has adapted the screenplay based on the original tick, tick...BOOM! stage show by the late Jonathan Larson. Larson was also the playwright behind the multiple award-winning musical Rent, which went on to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, one of only nine musicals to win that award. Sadly, Larson died the night before the show’s first preview performance Off-Broadway but Rent ultimately spent twelve years on Broadway, making it the 11th longest running show in Broadway history.

Larson began to perform tick, tick...BOOM! as a solo work in 1990. After his death in 1996, it was revised and revamped by playwright David Auburn as a three-actor piece and was premiered Off-Broadway in 2001. Since then, the show has had several stage productions in both London and New York, as well an American national tour and numerous local and international productions.

With choreography by Two-time Grammy nominee Ryan Heffington, the film adaptation for Netflix is being produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Julie Oh for Imagine Entertainment; and Lin-Manuel Miranda and executive producers include Jonathan Larson's sister Julie alongside Steven Levenson and Celia Costas.

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