Netflix Musical ‘Tick, Tick… Growth’: Arriving in Fall 2021 & What We Know So Far

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Lin-Manuel Miranda & Tick Tick Growth brand – Image: Getty Photos

Lin-Manuel Miranda is in excessive demand and Netflix managed to scoop the Hamilton star for his personal upcoming Authentic film, Tick, Tick… Growth!. Right here’s all the pieces it’s essential know thus far concerning the musical biopic that’s popping out on Netflix in Fall 2021. 

The undertaking was first introduced by Netflix in June 2019 through the Media Center and referred to the film as an acquisition.

Let’s begin off with the TL:DR information concerning the film earlier than we dive into the nitty-gritty:

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda will direct which can be his directorial debut and isn’t at the moment count on to star.
  • Tick, Tick…Growth is a biographic musical by playwright Jonathan Larson, creator of the hit musical, Lease.
  • The Netflix film can be based mostly on the stage model. Steven Levenson is writing the screenplay.
  • Not due out on Netflix till not less than 2021.

When is Tick, Tick… BOOM! coming to Netflix?

An actual launch date nonetheless hasn’t been given, however due to the discharge of the teaser trailer we are able to affirm that Tick, Tick… BOOM! arrives on Netflix this Fall.


Who’s behind Tick, Tick… Growth?

Netflix is, after all, bankrolling the film however Think about Leisure is behind the undertaking. The corporate is run by Ron Howard and has had enormous hits over time together with Rush, R.Edgard, Frost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code, Inside Man and many more.

You could find the official listing for Tick, Tick… Boom on the Think about Leisure website right here.

They’re additionally the manufacturing home behind the upcoming Hillbilly Elegy movie (that’s directed by Ron Howard himself) that’s due out in late 2020.

Steven Levenson is behind the screenplay adaptation of the unique works. He’s most recognized for writing on FX’s Fosse/Verdon and Showtime’s Masters of Intercourse.

In January 2020, Theater Mania reported that Ryan Heffington is about to choreograph the film. He’s most recognized for engaged on Sia’s Chandelier video.


What’s the musical about?

The official synopsis supplied by Netflix is as follows:

“Set in 1990, Tick, Tick…Growth! tells the story of Jon, an aspiring theater composer who’s ready tables in New York Metropolis whereas writing Superbia – which he hopes would be the subsequent nice American musical and eventually give him his large break. Jon can be feeling stress from his girlfriend Susan, who’s uninterested in persevering with to place her life on maintain for Jon’s profession aspirations. In the meantime, his finest good friend and roommate Michael, has given up on his artistic aspirations for a excessive paying promoting job on Madison Avenue and is about to maneuver out. As Jon approaches his 30th birthday, he’s overcome with anxiousness – questioning if his dream is price the price.”

Pictured. Metropolis Middle Encores! manufacturing of Tick, Tick… Growth.

Who was Jonathan Larson?

American playwright and composer Jonathan Larson is most well-known for his Tony Award-winning musical Lease. From an especially younger age, and rising up in Whitetail, New York, Larson was uncovered to the performing arts. Whereas rising up, he realized to play the trumpet, tuba, piano and would sing within the faculty’s choir. Larson would proceed to be concerned in performing arts all through Excessive Faculty and ultimately attended Adelphi College in Backyard Metropolis, New York to tackle a four-year-scholarship.

After spending a Summer time in a theatre program in Michigan, Larson returned to New York and moved right into a Decrease Manhatten residence. All through his time residing in New York, Larson would work on the Moondance Diner on weekends, however was exhausting at work writing and composing music in the course of the weekdays. Ultimately, he would collaborate with fellow playwright Billy Aronson, who on the time had been trying to write an replace to the musical La bohème.

Larson’s personal life expertise would seep onto the pages of the musical, which morphed into the Tony award-winning musical Lease. He spent years engaged on the undertaking, collaborating and modifying the musical as we all know it right this moment. In a tragic coincidence, Jonathan by no means witnessed the musical in its first preview efficiency Off-Broadway, having died unexpectedly that morning. His loss of life was attributable to an aortic dissection, believed to be the reason for undiagnosed Marfan syndrome. The week earlier than passing, Larson has been affected by dizziness, chest ache and shortness of breath, and incorrect prognosis of flu and stress was given by the docs at Cabrini Medical Middle and St. Vincent’s Hospital. Upon investigating, it’s believed that had he been identified accurately, and surgical procedure been carried out, Larson would have lived.

After Larson’s passing, the recognition of Lease skyrocketed. The playwright posthumously was awarded quite a few awards for Lease, together with the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a number of Tony Awards together with the Finest Musical and Finest Authentic Rating.

Pictured. Jonathan Larson


Who’s starring in Tick, Tick… Growth on Netflix?

As we talked about above Lin-Manuel Miranda will direct (which can be his directorial debut) however isn’t at the moment anticipated to star.

The primary big cast announcements got here in November 2019 when it was revealed that Vanessa Hudgens and Robin de Jesus had been solid.

Bradley Whitford will star as Stephen Sondheim. NYTimes reporter Kyle Buchanan spoke to Lin-Manuel concerning the casting who mentioned the next:

“The very best half was emailing Steve to say ‘Bradley Whitford is taking part in you,’ and he replied, ‘I don’t know who that’s, however he has a reputation like a Jane Austen character.’”

tick tick boom cast grid

In July 2020, we obtained phrase that Joanna Adler had joined the solid. She is going to play the function of Molly and has had roles in American Crime Story, The Sinner, and The Blacklist. To not point out her stint on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black the place she performed Chaplain Royce.

Right here’s the complete solid record for Tick, Tick… Growth as of July 2020:

Actor/ActressFunction
Vanessa HudgensKaressa
Judith GentleRosa Stevens
Bradley WhitfordStephen Sondheim
Andrew GarfieldJon
Alexandra ShippSusan
Jordan FisherSimon
Joanna AdlerMolly
Joshua HenryRoger
Robin de JesusMichael
David IaconoYounger Michael
Alex D. JenningsLifeguard
Marie Rose BaramoFly woman

When is Netflix filming Tick, Tick… Growth?

Pre-production started quickly after the film was introduced with Lin-Manuel Miranda prepping for the film as late as October 10th, 2019 when he teased he was engaged on the undertaking.

On October seventh, 2019, we obtained a small glimpse of the script albeit most of it was blacked out.

The sequence was attributable to get underway with filming in the midst of February 2020 and though it’s positively the case filming did begin, it didn’t get too far till all productions had been ordered to halt because of the international coronavirus pandemic.

The musical is about to be primarily filmed in New York itself, not a studio set as much as seem like New York. Lin-Manuel Miranda is not any stranger to New York Metropolis having been born there plus having lived and even labored on Broadway.

The final recorded date of filming (in response to Getty Photos – so not probably the most dependable) was March 12, 2020. IMDb additionally has a trivia put up that on the day the manufacturing was shut down, they had been filming exterior the previous dwelling of Jonathan Larson (once more unverified).

Right here’s a collection of the on-set images for Tick, Tick… Growth.

As you’ll be able to see from a lot of the footage, a big portion of the film is being filmed in Central Park therefore how the paps managed to get the images.

That’s all we all know for now. We’ll be updating this put up as and once we get extra info on the upcoming musical!

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