Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Musical Tick, Tick… Boom! Trailer Features Andrew Garfield As RENT Scribe Jonathan Larson
While RENT remains a beloved part of musical theater history, Tick, Tick… Boom! was also written by late composer Jonathan Larson. The story is autobiographical, with the story revolving around a struggling musical theater writer trying to make it in New York City in 1990. The solo musical was given a fully stage adaptation in 2001, years after the writer died in 1996. And now we’ll get a movie version with Lin-Manuel Miranda behind the camera and featuring some killer talent.
This first footage from Tick, Tick… Boom! is limited, but shows the larger than life vision Lin-Manuel Miranda is bringing to the upcoming movie musical. Originally we’re introduced to Andrew Garfield’s Jonathan Larson and his bohemian friends, just trying to keep afloat in New York City at the end of the millennium. But eventually things start getting magical, with Garfield seeing visions of music staffs while at the bottom of a pool.
More to come…