This is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s world, and we’re just living it. He’s more than just the creator of Hamilton and In the Heights at this point. Contributions to Disney’s Moana, Mary Poppins Returns, and even his work on the small screen in shows such as His Dark Materials have made Miranda a legit Hollywood power player. It was inevitable he’d turn his attention to directing, and his feature debut tick, tick…BOOM! is an adaptation of another smash musical hit from an acclaimed playwright, Jonathan Larson.
Starring Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin de Jesus (of the tremendous musical Camp, a must see), Alexandra Shipp, Bradley Whitford, Joshua Henry, Judith Light, and more, the autobiographical story centers on an aspiring Broadway composer in his 30s suffering an existential crisis as he struggles to achieve his dream while also dealing with matters of the heart.
The trailer is upbeat and suggests this will be a perfect showcase for Miranda as he steps behind the camera for the first time.
tick, tick…BOOM! hits Netflix on November 19th.