Cast announced for Jonathan Larson's tick...tick...BOOM! at the Park Theatre
Chris Jenkins, Gillian Saker and Jordan Shaw to star.
Full casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of tick, tick… BOOM! at Park Theatre which runs from 3 to 27 May 2017, with an official opening on 8 May.
Described as an autobiographical rock musical the show details the journey that led to Jonathan Larson’s big break and Broadway blockbuster, RENT and includes fourteen of his early songs.
Chris Jenkins will star as Jon alongside Gillian Saker as Susan and Jordan Shaw as Michael.
"As Jon frets over his inert career as a composer in the prelude to his thirtieth birthday, the future Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner, accompanied by his friend and girlfriend, begin to question if it’s time to move away from his theatre aspirations. Susan wants to get married, move out of the city, and away from the life of impoverished artistry. Michael is making big money on Madison Avenue, yet Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery embraces the ideal of holding onto your dreams through life’s most difficult challenges."
tick...tick...BOOM! premiered off-Broadway at the Jane Street Theater on May 23, 2001. It had its London premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory in May 2005 starring Neil Patrick Harris and had its West End première at the Duchess Theatre in May 2009.
Produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Joe C. Brown the production is directed by Bronagh Lagan with musical direction by Gareth Bretherton, design by Nik Corrall and lighting by Ben Rogers.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.