Keen Company revives this autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creator of 'Rent.' More…
'Tick, Tick… BOOM!' is the story of an aspiring composer questioning his life choices on the eve of his 30th birthday. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue, but Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. This exhilarating, funny, and moving work by the late Larson will speak to anyone who's ever gotten lost on the way to finding their dreams.
See it if you're a Rent-head & want to see an early (if far less satisfying) work by Jonathan Larson, who left us too soon & with too small an oeuvre.
Don't see it if you expect a solid book with depth & meaning. [There's a lot of talent on the stage, but they don't really gel in this very slight piece.]
See it if you have never seen a production of this musical. The original and the recent Encores! revival fared much better.
Don't see it if you want to hear the lyrics of the songs. The on-stage band has a habit of drowning out the actors.
See it if You are a huge Larson fan, and want to see the first draft of Rent staged as if it were a proper show.
Don't see it if You lack the patience to sit through mediocre music, awful lyrics, and cliche character arcs. The cast does good with limited material.
See it if You're interested in the seeds of Rent. Clever songwriting and Ciara Renee has great moments but this was a miss for me. Appealing cast.
Don't see it if You're not a Larson super fan. I got bored and it's only 90 minutes.
See it if you are a fan of Rent, and want to see a lesser-known by Jonathan Larson
Don't see it if you want to see a musical with impressive production values, or a big spectacle.
See it if If you're a big fan of Rent, this is a good insight into what came before. The music itself is good listening.
Don't see it if Story is dated and cliched, as are the lyrics (part of this is because of Rent's influence, ironically). Actor chemistry isn't great either.
See it if You are a devoted Jonathon Larsen fan or looking for an evening of some great singing of fine songs.
Don't see it if You want a focused show light on sentiment. It's more revue than musical, posthumously fitted to be a sentimental look at Larsen pre-Rent.
See it if You are a die-hard fan of Jonathan Larsen and Rent. Not sure I can think of a great reason to see it otherwise.
Don't see it if You are not a die-hard Jonathan Larsen or Rent fan. There are way too many other great shows in NYC to see unless you're a crazy fanboy/girl
See it if you are a Jonathan Larson fan. That's about it. Ciara Renee was great, but the 2 male actors were pitchy. Plot was thin.
Don't see it if you like good singing. The songs are so so and the male characters were off key now and then.
See it if You're a Larson fan and you haven't seen this yet. It's delightful to see his earlier work and some of the songs are terrific.
Don't see it if You want to see it perfectly done. The two friends play everyone else, and they're good at it, but not so much their main roles.
See it if you are looking for a musical from and older musical that is so relevant to today. A fun experience
Don't see it if If you don't like 80s/90s pop rock musicals
See it if you haven't heard the remarkable vocals of Raúl Esparza on the original cast album...because they are not matched in this production.
Don't see it if you're expecting a great piece of theater. The book is not good, and these are not Larson's best songs...but it's still fun.