TICK, TICK ... BOOM!
by Jonathan Larson
script consultant, David Auburn
musical direction by Joey Chancey
choreographed by Christine O'Grady
directed by Jonathan Silverstein
The Keen Company, Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street.
October 4-November 20, 2016. Official opening, October 20, 2017
Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick… BOOM! This autobiographical musical, by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning Jonathan Larson, is the story of an aspiring composer questioning his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue, but Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. This exhilarating, funny, and moving work by the late Larson will speak to anyone who's ever gotten lost on their way to finding their dreams.
“Larson’s songs thrum with the intense feeling, larky humor, and musical vitality that are the hallmark of enduring theater. Heart-grabbing.” —New York Times