by: Sandi Durell
Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein and the cast of Tick, Tick …BOOM! met the press and all had some interesting insights as TheaterPizzazz’ Sandi Durell and MR Anderson were on hand to interview them pre-preview opening.
Hear what George Salazar (seen on Broadway in Godspell and off-Broadway in Here Lies Love) and Nick Blaemire (the scheming Plankton in the World Premiere of The SpongeBob; Godspell and Cry-Baby (original casts), the Off-Broadway productions of Found (Atlantic), Dogfight (Second Stage) and Ciara Renée (The Leading Player in the recent Broadway revival of Pippin; Broadway, Renée also appeared in Big Fish) are excited about.
This thrilling work by the late, great Jonathan Larson, Tick, Tick…BOOM! has book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson; David Auburn serves as Script Consultant; Joey Chancey will be Musical Director; with choreography by Christine O’Grady.
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.