After the success of the 2021 biographical musical drama film tick, tick… BOOM! starring Andrew Garfield, the musical of the same name makes its Australian mainstage debut at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from 1 February 2023 before a limited season at QPAC’s Playhouse in Brisbane.
Just prior to the opening night of Rent in New York City, its Pulitzer Prize-winning creator and composer Jonathan Larson tragically passed away before getting to witness his masterpiece. But, before Rent, Larson had created another musical, tick, tick… BOOM!, and just like his Tony Award winning smash hit, it was another piece of genius left behind.
The year is 1990 and a promising young composer is grappling with a career as an artist, whilst staring down turning 30 in New York City. Whilst being torn between fear and love, he faces one of life’s greatest questions… What do we do with the time we have?
A love letter to theatre and New York City alike, tick, tick… BOOM! is a true hidden treasure of Broadway, that will inspire anyone who’s had to fight for what they want!
Produced by StoreyBoard Entertainment and directed by Tyran Parke with music direction by Kohan van Sambeeck, cast details for tick, tick… BOOM! will be made later in 2022.
Larson first began to perform the piece as a solo work in 1990. Following his death in 1996, it was revised and revamped as a three-actor musical piece by playwright David Auburn. tick, tick… BOOM! first premiered Off-Broadway in 2001 as a three-piece actor musical piece and has since toured extensively including a West End production, a US national tour, two Off-Broadway revivals and numerous international productions.
The 2021 film adaptation was developed by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in his feature directorial debut. It was nominated for ‘Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy’ at the 79th Golden Globe Awards, and ‘Best Picture’ at the 27th Critics’ Choice Awards. For his performance, Garfield earned numerous awards, including the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy’, as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for ‘Best Actor’.
Venue: Comedy Theatre
Dates: 1-5 February 2023
Venue: QPAC Playhouse
Dates: 4-5 March 2023
More information and ticket details can be found via ticktickboomthemusical.