Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021) Release Info, Review & Trailer

Tick, Tick... Boom! (2021) - Soctex
Tick, Tick... Boom! (2021) - Soctex
Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021) – Soctex

Tick, Tick… Boom! is a biographical musical drama film directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda from a script by Steven Levenson and based on Jonathan Larson’s theatrical musical of the same name. Andrew Garfield, Robin de Jess, Alexandra Shipp, Joshua Henry, Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens feature in the film.

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Tick, Tick… Boom! made its global debut at AFI Fest on November 10, 2021, followed by a limited theatrical release on November 12, 2021, and then Netflix streaming on November 19, 2021. Critics praised Miranda’s direction, Levenson’s writing, and the musical sections, while Garfield’s performance got unanimous praise.

Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021) Synopsis

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award winner for Rent, makes his feature directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM!, an adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical. Jon (Academy Award contender and Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield) is a young theatrical composer who works as a waiter in a New York City café in 1990 while creating what he believes would be the next great American musical. Days before a pivotal performance, Jon is under pressure from all sides: from his girlfriend Susan, who aspires to a career in the arts outside of New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; and from an artistic community ravaged by the AIDS epidemic.

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With the clock ticking away, Jon finds himself at a fork in the road and must consider the issue that everyone must consider: What are we supposed to do with the time we have? tick, tick…BOOM!

everyone must consider: What are we supposed to do with the time we have? tick, tick…BOOM!

Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021) Movie Info

Directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Screenplay by Steven Levenson
Based on Tick, Tick… Boom!
by Jonathan Larson
Produced by ·         Brian Grazer

·         Ron Howard

·         Julie Oh

·         Lin-Manuel Miranda

Cinematography Alice Brooks
Edited by ·         Myron Kerstein

·         Andrew Weisblum

Music by Jonathan Larson
·         Imagine Entertainment

·         5000 Broadway Productions

Distributed by Netflix
Release date ·         November 10, 2021 (AFI Fest)

·         November 12, 2021 (United States)

Running time


121 minutes

Biography, Drama, Musical


Filming Locations

United States

New York, USA

Language English
Box office $84,209

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Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021) Cast

  • Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson
  • Alexandra Shipp as Susan Wilson
  • Robin de Jesús as Michael
  • Joshua Henry as Roger
  • Vanessa Hudgens as Karessa Johnson
  • Jonathan Marc Sherman as Ira Weitzman
  • Mj Rodriguez as Carolyn
  • Ben Levi Ross as Freddy
  • Judith Light as Rosa Stevens
  • Bradley Whitford as Stephen Sondheim
  • Stephen Sondheim as Himself (voice only; appears in a voicemail in the movie)
  • Laura Benanti as Judy Wright
  • Danielle Ferland as Kim
  • Micaela Diamond as Peggy
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar as Todd
  • Gizel Jimenez as Cristin
  • Kate Rockwell as Lauren
  • Aneesa Folds as Danya
  • Joel Perez as Lincoln
  • Judy Kuhn as “Nan” (Nanette Larson)
  • Danny Burstein as “Al” (Allan Larson)
  • Lauren Marcus as Donna
  • Richard Kind as Walter Bloom
  • Tariq Trotter as H.A.W.K. Smooth
  • Ryan Vasquez as Scott
  • Joanna P. Adler as Molly
  • Jelani Alladin as David
  • Chris Sullivan as Building Doorman

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In October, Garfield was announced as the lead, followed by Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, and Robin de Jess in November 2019. In January 2020, Joshua Henry, Judith Light, and Bradley Whitford will join the team.


The first trailer for the film was uploaded online on June 10, 2021, revealing that the film would be released in late 2021 on Netflix and in select cinemas. It had its Los Angeles debut as the festival’s opening night film on November 10, 2021, and its New York premiere at the Schoenfeld Theater on November 10, 2021. Prior to its Netflix streaming release on November 19, 2021, it was released in a limited release on November 12, 2021.

Tick, Tick... Boom! (2021) - Soctex
Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021) – Soctex

Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021) Reaction

The film has an approval rating of 88 percent based on 163 reviews on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 7.6/10. “Tick, tick… BOOM! builds musical magic out of a tale focused on the creative process—an outstanding effort for debutant director Lin-Manuel Miranda,” says the website’s critical consensus. The film has a weighted average score of 74 out of 100 from 41 reviewers on Metacritic, signifying “generally good reviews.”

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Is Tick tick boom based on a true story?

Lin-Manuel Miranda, best known for penning the era-defining play Hamilton, directs the film, which is based on Jonathan Larson’s semi-autobiographical rock monologue. Larson is best renowned for composing the musical smash Rent.

Who wrote Tik Tik Boom?

Jonathan Larson

tick, tick… BOOM! is a semi-autobiographical solo composition created by Jonathan Larson in 1990. The musical, which is now being converted into a film, is about a composer named ‘Jon’ who lives in New York City in the 1990s.

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Tick, Tick… Boom! Release Dates

USA 10 November 2021 (AFI Fest)
Mexico 11 November 2021 (limited)
Chile 12 November 2021 (internet)
Spain 12 November 2021 (limited) (subtitled version)
UK 12 November 2021 (limited)
Ireland 12 November 2021 (limited)
Japan 12 November 2021 (limited)
USA 12 November 2021 (limited)
United Arab Emirates 19 November 2021 (internet)
Argentina 19 November 2021 (internet)
Australia 19 November 2021 (internet)
Belgium 19 November 2021 (internet)
Brazil 19 November 2021 (internet)
Canada 19 November 2021 (internet)
Germany 19 November 2021 (internet)
Spain 19 November 2021 (internet)
France 19 November 2021 (internet)
UK 19 November 2021 (internet)
Hungary 19 November 2021 (internet)
Indonesia 19 November 2021 (internet)
Ireland 19 November 2021 (internet)
India 19 November 2021 (internet)
Italy 19 November 2021 (internet)
Japan 19 November 2021 (internet)
South Korea 19 November 2021 (internet)
Mexico 19 November 2021 (internet)
Netherlands 19 November 2021 (internet)
Norway 19 November 2021 (internet)
Philippines 19 November 2021 (internet)
Poland 19 November 2021 (internet)
Portugal 19 November 2021 (internet)
Russia 19 November 2021 (internet)
Sweden 19 November 2021 (internet)
Singapore 19 November 2021 (internet)
Turkey 19 November 2021 (internet)
USA 19 November 2021 (internet)
USA 16 December 2021 (MoMA – The Contenders)
Tick, Tick... Boom! (2021) - Soctex
Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021) – Soctex

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