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Encores! Off-Center

tick, tick… BOOM!

  • Mainstage
  • Jun 25 - 28, 2014

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  • Overview

    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 at the Jane Street Theatre. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Karen Olivo star in the Encores! Off-Center production of this exhilarating work by the late, great Larson.


    The Lobby Project expands City Center’s performance space beyond the stage with a series of free pre-performance events featuring groundbreaking artists and performers.

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  • Cast & Credits

    Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
    Script Consultant David Auburn
    Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus
    Choreographed by Camille A. Brown
    Music Direction by Chris Fenwick
    Directed by Oliver Butler

    Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo

  • Sponsors

    Encores! Off-Center Founding Sponsors
    Stacey and Eric Mindich
    Stacy Bash-Polley

    Encores! Off-Center Series Sponsor
    American Express

    Additional support for Encores! Off-Center is provided by
    The Frederick Loewe Foundation
    Paula and Ira Resnick
    Alec Stais and Elissa Burke

    The Lobby Project is sponsored by The Frederick Loewe Foundation.

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