Netflix 'Tick, Tick...Boom': 5 things to know about Andrew Garfield musical

Netflix 'Tick, Tick...Boom': 5 things to know about Andrew Garfield musical
Official poster of 'Tick, Tick...Boom' (Netflix)

Andrew Garfield is one of the best actors in the world right now and has come a long way since 2007’s ‘Lions for Lambs’. It’s been a crazy journey for Garfield in Hollywood. At first, he was being seen as this young man who fits perfectly for rom-com. However, his acting in the David Fincher’s ‘The Social Network’ blew everyone away and he started his journey of becoming a serious actor.

The actor is set to enthrall viewers once again by doing a new thing this time around a musical. Yes, Andrew Garfield is coming out with his first ever musical film and fans cannot wait to see the actor show his singing skills. Titled ‘Tick Tick Boom’, the movie revolves around a man called Jonathan Larson (Garfield) enduring a quarter-life crisis as he approaches 30 and does not feel close to his dream.

Directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the movie is another big project for the streaming platform Netflix. Previously, movies like ‘The Irishman’, ‘Army of the Dead’ and ‘Fatherhood’ have done pretty well with a stellar star cast and an amazing director. We hope to see another stellar performance from Garfield and some amazing direction from Lin-Manuel.



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Here’s everything we know about ‘Tick, Tick…Boom’.

Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson in 'Tick, Tick...Boom' (Netflix)


When does ‘Tick, Tick… Boom’ release on Netflix and where can you watch it

The upcoming musical movie starring Andrew Garfield will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on November 19. Before hitting the streaming platform, the movie will have its world premiere at the AFI Fest on November 10. According to the Netflix press site, the movie will be streaming at 3:01 am EST. You can subscribe to the platform to watch the film.


What is ‘Tick, Tick…Boom’ all about

“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. Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan, who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. 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?”


Who stars in the Netflix music?

The movie features a stellar cast with Andrew Garfield playing the lead role of Jonathan Larson. Alexandra Shipp will be playing the role of Susan while Vanessa Hudgens plays Karessa Johnson.

Andrew Garfield

Born on August 28, 1983, Andrew Garfield began acting at a very young age and started with theatre productions. In 2007, he made his feature film debut ‘Lion for Lambs’. However, his moment of glory came in 2010 with ‘The Social Network’, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe, a SAG Award, and a BAFTA. The actor turned superhero for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’.

Since then, he has been seen in movies like ‘Breathe’, ‘Silence’, ‘Sugar Rush’ and ‘Doctor Who’.

The rest of the cast includes Robin de Jesus as Michael, Joshua Henry as Roger, Judith Light as Rosa Stevens, Joanna P. Adler as Molly, and Noah Robbins as Simon.





Based on the semi-autobiographical musical of the same name by Jonathan Larson, the movie is being directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. This will be his first feature film as a filmmaker. The screenplay of the movie is penned by Steven Levenson.

Miranda, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and Julie Oh are producing the movie.


Lin-Manuel Miranda attends the opening night premiere of 'In The Heights' during 2021 Tribeca Festival at United Palace Theater on June 09, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)



The trailer of the movie perfectly depicts how Jon, a young theater composer in New York City, is on a quest to navigate love, friendships, and the pressure of life as an artist. He is trying to compose the next American musical, but as pressure mounts, he is faced with existential questions. Is the musical really his endgame?

You can watch the trailer here.




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