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Tick, Tick...Boom!: Andrew Garfield’s musical drama to premiere on this date

Tick, Tick…Boom! is based on the stage musical by composer Jonathan Larson

Megha Mukundan
Nov 11, 2021
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Andrew Garfiled is all set to essay Jonathan Larson, in upcoming musical drama Tick, Tick...Boom! The feature film, which marks the directorial debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda, will premiere on Netflix on November 19.

Garfield will play the composer and playwright, best known as the creator of Rent

The latter is a rock musical, which itself is loosely based on Puccini’s 1896 opera La Boheme. Besides being Larson’s first musical, Rent had, in many ways, an autobiographical tone. It narrates the struggles of a group of young artists to survive.

Larson died suddenly following an aortic dissection, and could not witness his work reaching heights and winning a Pulitzer Prize. 

After 25 years of Rent’s explosion on stage, the story of the epic creator is gearing up to be screened as a musical memoir. 

According to the official synopsis, Tick, Tick…Boom! will portray his 30s, where he will navigate his love life, friendships, amid the pressure to create something great before his time runs out. 

Garfield is not a new face to the audiences, as he has already been a breakthrough with his performances in The Social Network, Never Let Me Go and The Amazing Spider-Man. He has also proved himself as one of the finest stage actors in Mike Nichols’s 2012 revival of the classic play Death of a Salesman

Penned by Steven Levenson, Tick, Tick…Boom! also has actors like Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, Robin de Jesus, Bradley Whitford, and Judith Light in prominent roles. 

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