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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo on the Meaning of Jonathan Larson's tick, tick…BOOM!

Leslie Odom, Jr. also stars in the Encores! Off-Center production of the Rent scribe's musical. logo

Jonathan Larson's touching musical tick, tick…BOOM! returns to New York from June 25-28 with the help of New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center series. At a recent open rehearsal, director Oliver Butler and stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo, and Leslie Odom, Jr. took some time to perform a few numbers from the show and discuss what inspired this cult-favorite piece as well as what it inspires in them.