Jonathan Larson's musical predecessor to Rent opens the City Center Encores! Off-Center season.
Opened Jun 25, 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Before Rent, there was tick, tick… BOOM!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize– and Tony Award–winning composer of Rent, is the story of an aspiring composer who questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday. First performed as a solo rock monologue by Larson in 1990, it was later revamped by playwright David Auburn as a three-actor piece and premiered off-Broadway on June 13, 2001 at the Jane Street Theatre. Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda stars in the Encores! Off-Center production of this exhilarating work by the late, great Larson.