How Jonathan Larson’s Family Revived Tick, Tick…Boom!
Before Jonathan Larson wrote Rent, the landmark 1996 rock musical about down-and-out denizens of Manhattan’s East Village, he documented his own vie bohème as a budding composer struggling to fully bloom. Tick, Tick… Boom! marks a countdown to its narrator’s 30th birthday—become Sondheim or bust. “It’s a very personal story to my family as an intimate reflection of who my brother was,” says Larson’s sister Julie Larson, an executive producer of the musical’s film adaptation, which is directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, stars Andrew Garfield, and is due in theaters November 17 and on Netflix November 24. Larson died suddenly at… Read Full Article