Neil Patrick Harris to Star in U.K. Premiere Production of tick, tick...BOOM!
Harris has appeared on Broadway in Assassins, Proof, and Cabaret; he also played the role of Mark in the Los Angeles premiere of Larson's Rent. Schwartz's credits include the Broadway production of Golda's Balcony and the Off-Broadway production of Bat Boy.
tick, tick...BOOM! chronicles the week leading up to the central character's 30th birthday. We see him dealing with his newly affluent best friend, a girlfriend who wants him to settle down, and a career that he feels is going nowhere. The piece was originally conceived by Larson as a solo show; after his death, David Auburn (Proof) and others refashioned it as a musical for three actors.