Tick Tick Boom! release date, cast, synopsis, trailer and more

Fans of Rent will likely already have the movie musical Tick Tick Boom! (stylized tick, tick…BOOM!) on their Netflix watch lists, but if you haven’t heard of the upcoming film, here’s what it has in store for viewers.

Directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the now iconic creator of Hamilton and In the Heights, this drama is an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the man behind Rent.

Starring Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin de Jesús, Bradley Whitford and more, tick, tick…BOOM! is set in ’90s New York City in the midst of the AIDS epidemic that tore whole communities apart.

Jon, who feels how precious time is, desperately wants to leave an indelible mark on the world before his time runs out. He keeps hearing the call of something great but being able to translate it and bring it into existence is a feat in itself.

Tick Tick Boom! release date

Tick Tick Boom! premieres in select theaters on Friday, Nov. 12 and will make its streaming debut a week later on Nov. 19.

Tick Tick Boom! cast

According to IMDb, the cast for the film is as follows:

  • Andrew Garfield as Jon
  • Alexandra Shipp as Susan, Jon’s girlfriend whose dream is to pursue art outside of New York City.
  • Robin de Jesús as Michael, Jon’s friend who’s put his dreams aside for a stable life with financial security.
  • Vanessa Hudgens as Karessa
  • Joshua Henry as Roger
  • Bradley Whitford as Stephen Sondheim
  • Judith Light as Rosa Stevens
  • Joanna Adler as Molly
  • Noah Robbins as Simon
  • Ben Ross as Freddy
  • Lauren Marcus as Donna

Tick Tick Boom! synopsis

Official synopsis via Netflix:

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM!, an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent. The film follows Jon (Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield), a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?

Tick Tick Boom! trailer

Watch the trailer for the musical below:

Will you be watching tick, tick…BOOM! on Netflix?