Tick, Tick... Boom! is a musical written by American composer Jonathan Larson, who won a Pulitzer and a Tony for his musical Rent. Tick Tick Boom tells the story of an aspiring composer named Jon, who lives in New York City in 1990. Jon is worried he has made the wrong career choice to be part of the performing arts. The story is autobiographical, as stated by Larson's father in the liner notes of the cast recording - Larson had been trying to establish himself in theatre since the early 1980s. Larson began to perform the piece as a solo work in 1990. After his death in 1996, it was revised and revamped by playwright David Auburn as a three-actor piece and was premiered off-Broadway in 2001. Since then, the show has had a London production, an American national tour and numerous local productions.