I didn’t even know there was footage of this show. Wow! This is kinda cool to see this.
Before Rent, there was tick, tick… BOOM!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize– and Tony Award–winning composer of Rent, is the story of an aspiring composer who questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday. First performed as a solo rock monologue by Larson in 1990, it was later revamped by playwright David Auburn as a three-actor piece and premiered off-Broadway on June 13, 2001.
It was my real introduction into NYC theater. What a way to get started. Well, I did play a year on the road with Footloose, a bus and truck tour of the show that was on Broadway in the 90’s, but “Tick” was so much cooler, and infinitely better. It featured Raúl Esparza, Amy Spanger and Jerry Dixon.
I really liked this one: