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Bradley Whitford, Judith Light, Joshua Henry join Netflix’s Tick, Tick… Boom!

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Bradley Whitford, Judith Light and Joshua Henry are the latest star names to join Netflix’s Tick, Tick… Boom!.

Directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the movie is based on the original stage show by the late Rent creator Jonathan Larson. Larson tragically died the night before the show’s first preview performance Off-Broadway. The musical ultimately spent 12 years on Broadway, making it the 11th longest running show in Broadway history.

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.

Miranda, who also starred in the New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center production of Tick, Tick…Boom!, will produce the film, with fellow Tony winner Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen, Fosse/Verdon) writing the screenplay.

That combination of names alone is enough to attract some star talent, with Academy Award Nominee Andrew Garfield already signed on as Jon, alongside Alexandra Shipp as Karessa, three-time Tony nominee Robin de Jesus as Michael and Vanessa Hudgens as Susan.

Now, they’ve been joined by three-time Tony nominee Joshua Henry (See) as Roger, Emmy and Tony Award winner Judith Light (The Politician, Transparent) as Rosa Stevens and Emmy Award winner Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale, Perfect Harmony) as Stephen Sondheim.

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Alexandra Shipp (Love, Simon, Shaft, Dark Phoenix), three-time Tony nominee Robin de Jesus (The Boys in the Band) and Vanessa Hudgens (The Princess Switch, Bad Boys for Life and Polar) will join Academy Award Nominee Garfield in the film adaption of the musical.

Director by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the movie is based on the original stage show by the late Rent creator Jonathan Larson. Larson tragically died the night before the show’s first preview performance Off-Broadway. The musical ultimately spent 12 years on Broadway, making it the 11th longest running show in Broadway history.

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.

Miranda, who also starred in the New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center production of Tick, Tick…Boom!, will produce the film, with fellow Tony winner Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen, Fosse/Verdon) writing the screenplay.

Netflix acquired the film earlier this year.

Netflix acquires Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tick, Tick… Boom!

20th June 2019

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s film adaptation of Tick, Tick…Boom!

Director by the Tony Award winner, the movie is 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.

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.

Miranda, who also starred in the New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center production of Tick, Tick…Boom!, will produce the film, with fellow Tony winner Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen, Fosse/Verdon) writing the screenplay.

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Julie Oh will produce the project for Imagine Entertainment; with Levenson exec-producing alongside Julie Larson.

Vanessa Hudgens joins Andrew Garfield in Netflix’s tick, tick…BOOM!

5th November 2019

Vanessa Hudgens and Andre Garfield are among the big names signed on to star in Netflix’s tick, tick…BOOM!

Alexandra Shipp (Love, Simon, Shaft, Dark Phoenix), three-time Tony nominee Robin de Jesus (The Boys in the Band) and Vanessa Hudgens (The Princess Switch, Bad Boys for Life and Polar) will join Academy Award Nominee Garfield in the film adaption of the musical.

Director by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the movie is based on the original stage show by the late Rent creator Jonathan Larson. Larson tragically died the night before the show’s first preview performance Off-Broadway. The musical ultimately spent 12 years on Broadway, making it the 11th longest running show in Broadway history.

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.

Miranda, who also starred in the New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center production of Tick, Tick…Boom!, will produce the film, with fellow Tony winner Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen, Fosse/Verdon) writing the screenplay.

Netflix acquired the film earlier this year.

Netflix acquires Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tick, Tick… Boom!

20th June 2019

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s film adaptation of Tick, Tick…Boom!

Director by the Tony Award winner, the movie is 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.

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.

Miranda, who also starred in the New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center production of Tick, Tick…Boom!, will produce the film, with fellow Tony winner Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen, Fosse/Verdon) writing the screenplay.

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Julie Oh will produce the project for Imagine Entertainment; with Levenson exec-producing alongside Julie Larson.

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