Book, Music, & LyricsJonathan Larson
Book, Music, & Lyrics
Jonathan Larson was an American composer, lyricist, and playwright most famous for writing the musicals RENT and Tick, Tick... Boom! Which explored the social issues of multiculturalism, substance abuse, and homophobia.
David Saint (Artistic Director) is in his 25th season as Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse. He has directed 43 mainstage productions at GSP, having recently helmed Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise. His time here has been marked by collaborations with such artists as Keith Carradine, Tyne Daly, Rachel Dratch, Sandy Duncan, Boyd Gaines, A.R. Gurney, Uta Hagen, Jack Klugman, Dan Lauria, Kathleen Marshall, Elaine May, Anne Meara, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Paul Rudd, Stephen Sondheim, Marlo Thomas, Eli Wallach, and including a remarkable partnership with Arthur Laurents. In addition, many new award-winning works have begun their life here during his tenure such as The Toxic Avenger, Proof, The Spitfire Grill, Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies, and It Shoulda Been You. In July 2016, he directed a two-night concert performance of West Side Story at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. He also has directed on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theater Club, Primary Stages, McCarter, Williamstown, Seattle Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburg Public, Long Wharf and, many others by such writers as Aaron Sorkin, Wendy Wasserstein, Peter Parnell, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Joe DiPietro and Jonathan Larson. He is the recipient of the Alan Schneider Award, Helen Hayes Award, L.A., Drama Critics Award, several Drama-Logue Awards and is the President of The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation.
Tick, Tick...Boom, is the captivating musical masterpiece by the late, great Jonathan Larson (RENT). Set in the bustling streets of New York City, this electrifying production ignites the stage with raw emotion and unyielding passion.
Follow the journey of Jon, a struggling composer on the brink of turning 30, as he wrestles with the haunting pressures of artistic ambition and the relentless ticking of time.
With an energetic and eclectic score that seamlessly blends rock, pop, and musical theater, Tick, Tick...Boom pulses with vibrant melodies and poignant lyrics. It's a celebration of the human spirit, a battle cry for anyone who has ever dared to chase their dreams, and a heartfelt tribute to Larson's own artistic journey.
Don't miss this explosive theatrical event, where dreams and desperation collide in the city that never sleeps.
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Book, Music and Lyrics by
David Auburn, Script Consultant
Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus
Tick, Tick...BOOM! was originally produced off-Broadway in June, 2001 by
Victoria Leacock Robyn Goodman
Dede Harris Lorie Cowen Levy Beth Smith