Following Rent's revival at the St James Theatre this year, next year we'll get a second dose of Jonathan Larson with Aria Entertainment's revival of his early autobiographical piece, first staged after his death, TICK, TICK... BOOM!, which runs at the Park Theatre in May. Casting is yet to be announced...
As part of the Park Theatre's newly announced 2017 spring/summer season, it was announced today that TICK, TICK... BOOM! will receive a new production, running in the Park90 studio from 3 to 27 May 2017, with a press night on 10 May. It follows this year's inaugural musicals in Park90: The Burnt Part Boys and, just finished, This Little Life of Mine.
Originally written as a "rock monologue" for Jonathan Larson himself to perform with a piano and band, TICK, TICK... BOOM! was completed in 1991, five years before the premiere of Larson's magnum opus, Rent, and his death on that show's opening night in 1997. It was only reworked as a stage musical posthumously, by playwright David Auburn and musical director Stephen Oremus, premiered Off-Broadway in 2001.
An aspiring composer questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday in Larson's autobiographical rock musical. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner tells the story of the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in theatre.
His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue and yet Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery embraces the ideal of holding onto your dreams through life’s most difficult challenges.
Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors and a band, TICK, TICK... BOOM! takes you on the journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster. This new London production is presented by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Joe C Brown in association with the Park Theatre.