tick, tick … BOOM! – everything we know so far about the cast, music and plot

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7 October 2021, 14:23 | Updated: October 7, 2021, 2:38 PM

tick, tick … BOOM!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first film will be released on Netflix in 2021. Based on the life of “Rent” composer Jonathan Larson, that’s all we know so far about the soundtrack of this semi-musical. autobiographical.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut, tick, tick … BOOM! is a film adaptation of the semi-autobiographical musical from the life of To rent composer, Jonathan Larson.

To rent is a rock musical created in 1996 and loosely based on the opera by Giacomo Puccini Bohemian that was written 100 years earlier.

The musical tells the story of a struggling group of artists trying to survive in 1990s New York City in the shadow of the HIV and AIDS crisis.

Puccini’s opera similarly tells the story of a group of artist friends – however, it is set in 1830s Paris, and the disease that weaves its way through history is consumption. (tuberculosis).

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What is the plot of tick, tick … BOOM!?

Jonathan Larson wrote tick, tick … BOOM! in 1990 originally as a solo work. The semi-autobiographical musical tells the story of a composer named ‘Jon’ living in New York City in the 1990s. Already the connections to To rent are clear.

On the cusp of his 30th birthday, Jon fears he’s chosen the wrong career and having to serve tables at a restaurant in town, as he writes what he hopes will be America’s next great musical.

A few days before he presents his work in a decisive performance, he feels the pressure from all directions; his girlfriend – who wants to chase an artistic dream away from New York, his friend – who has given up on his dream of financial security, and the AIDS crisis that is casting a shadow over the artistic community.

As Jon faces this crossroads, he senses the clock ticking and ponders: what are we supposed to do with the time we have?

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What is the release date?

The film will have a limited release on Friday November 12 before debuting on the Netflix streaming platform a week later on Friday November 19.

The soundtrack will be released on the same day and is expected to feature the full cast.

While the original musical only featured three characters, the film adaptation stars many more, including: Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson, Vanessa Hudgens as Karessa Johnson, Alexandra Shipp as of Susan, Robin de Jesús as Michael, Joshua Henry as Roger, Judith Light as Rosa Stevens, Bradley Whitford as Stephen Sondheim, Joanna P Adler as Molly, Noah Robbins as Simon and Ben Levi Ross as Freddy.

Fans of the Musical High School The franchise will recognize Hudgens for his lead role as Gabriella in the Disney Channel musical, but Garfield, best known for his role as Spiderman, is a newcomer to the cinematic music scene.

The actor explained during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that he hooked up with Lin-Manuel Miranda after the director asked their mutual massage therapist if Garfield could sing.

The massage therapist told Miranda that the Spiderman actor had “the most beautiful singing voice,” and a phone call was made.

Garfield is a Tony Award winning actor for his lead role in the 2018 Broadway production Angels in America, a play also set in New York City during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.

When the soundtrack of tick, tick … BOOM! to be out?

The casting recording for the film’s musical is slated for release on the same day it hits theaters, November 12, 2021.

The music is taken from the original musical composed by Jonathan Larson, but due to an expansion in the cast, it wouldn’t be surprising to find that new songs have been added.

The first single from the film’s soundtrack titled ’30 / 90 ‘is available here.



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