New York City
tick, tick… BOOM! is Jonathan Larson’s funny, moving, autobiographical work about an aspiring composer trying to write the great American musical, even as time and life seem to pass him by. Originally written and performed by Larson as a musical monologue, it was adapted into a three-person musical by playwright David Auburn (Proof) after Larson’s death. The result is a revealing look at the man who would go on to posthumously receive three Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his revolutionary rock musical, Rent.
Jon is an aspiring composer living in SoHo and waiting tables, his first big break on the horizon but always out of reach. His best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue, and his girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city. But Jon continues to hold fast to his dreams — even as he questions his life choices on the eve of his 30th birthday.