tick, tick…BOOM! (L-R) ANDREW GARFIELD as JONATHAN LARSON in tick, tick…BOOM!. Cr. MACALL POLAY/NETFLIX © 2021
Jonathan Larson revolutionized the theater industry with one of the musicals with Rent. In tick, tick…BOOM!, Andrew Garfield stars as the Tony Awards and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and playwright that looks into his life during the AIDS epidemic and his path towards artistic life in New York City.
The rest of the cast includes Alexandra Shipp, Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesus, Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry, Emmy Award nominee Mj Rodriguez, Emmy Award winner Bradley Whiteford, Tariq Trotter aka Black Thought of The Roots, with Emmy and Tony Award winner Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM!, an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent. The film follows Jon (Andrew Garfield), a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan, who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?
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The film is written by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson and based on the music by Jonathan Larson.
Tick, tick…BOOM! lands in select theaters on November 12 and then streams on Netflix the following week on November 19.
Watch the trailer for tick, tick…BOOM! below. Let us know what you think of it.