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 theatre as the creator of Rent. The movie follows Jon who is an Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield, as a young theatre composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he wishes to 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 tension from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan, who wishes for an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of monetary security; amidst an artistic community being raided 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?
“Tick, tick…BOOM!” stars Academy Award nominee & Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesús, Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry, Emmy Award nominee Mj Rodriguez, Emmy Award winner Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter aka Black Thought of The Roots, with Emmy and Tony Award winner Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens. The movie is written by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson and produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard for Imagine Entertainment, Julie Oh, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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