Hairspray's Leanne Jones to Star in London Revival of Tick, Tick…Boom!
Larson, the late American composer and lyricist best known for Rent, first conceived of this autobiographical piece about a frustrated artist approaching 30, in 1990 as a musical monologue, in which one man would perform the part of multiple characters. It was adapted for three actors by Proof playwright David Auburn and premiered in New York in 2001, six years after Larson's death.
The musical had its London premiere in a 2005 Menier Chocolate Factory production starring Neil Patrick Harris and was briefly seen in the West End last year in a Notes from New York season at the Duchess Theatre. For the new Union production, Jones will be joined in the cast by Ashley Campbell and newcomer Adam Rhys-Davies.