LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA’S tick, tick...BOOM! ADDS JOSHUA HENRY, BRADLEY WHITFORD AND JUDITH LIGHT
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Cast: Three Time Tony Nominee Joshua Henry (See) joins as “Roger,” Emmy Award Winner Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale, Perfect Harmony) as “Stephen Sondheim” and Emmy and Tony Award Winner Judith Light (The Politician, Transparent) as “Rosa Stevens.” They will star alongside previously announced cast members Academy Award Nominee Andrew Garfield as “Jon”, Alexandra Shipp as “Karessa”, three-time Tony nominee Robin de Jesus as “Michael” and Vanessa Hudgens as “Susan”
Director: Tony Award Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda
Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda also starred in the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center production of tick, tick…BOOM!
Writer: Tony Award Winner Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen, Fosse/Verdon) to adapt the screenplay based on the original stage show by the late Rent creator Jonathan Larson
Larson is the playwright behind Rent, the multiple award-winning musical, including the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1996. Rent was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1996, an honor Miranda’s Hamilton also received in 2016. Only nine musicals have won the Pulitzer for Drama. Larson tragically died the night before the show’s first preview performance Off-Broadway. Rent ultimately spent twelve years on Broadway, making it the 11th longest running show in Broadway history.
Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Julie Oh for Imagine Entertainment; and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Executive Producers: Julie Larson, Steven Levenson, Celia Costas
The film is being developed with the support of Julie Larson, sister to late Rent creator Jonathan.
Synopsis: Set in 1990, tick, tick…BOOM! tells the story of Jon, an aspiring theater 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.
Source Netflix, Inc.
January 29, 2020 5:10am ET by Netflix, Inc.