Photo Flash: Stephen Sondheim Attends Tonight's Performance of Encores! TICK, TICK...BOOM!
The legendary Stephen Sondheim stopped by New York City Center for tonight's Encores! performance of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK...BOOM!, where he was greeted by the show's star Lin-Manuel Miranda - who happened to snag a gift for his fellow composer. Check out the photo from Sondheim's visit below!
Miranda posted the photo to his personal Twitter account, along with the caption: "Life POV: I found a letter from Dubose Heyward and a Porgy program in a rare bookshop today and gave it to Sondheim."
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, which opened last night, June 25 and runs through June 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals is directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick.
tick, tick... BOOM!, with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, script consultant by David Auburn and vocal arrangements and orchestrations by Stephen Oremus, is an autobiographical musical by the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent. First performed as a solo rock monologue by Larson in 1990, it is the story of an aspiring composer who questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday. After Larson's untimely death, it was revamped by playwright David Auburn as a three-actor piece and premiered off-Broadway on June 13, 2001 at the Jane Street Theatre, featuring Raúl Esparza as Jon. Its London production in 2005 starred Neil Patrick Harris.
tick, tick... BOOM! will play five performances, through the 28th, as follows: Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 pm; Friday, June 27 at 8 pm; Saturday, June 28 at 2 and 8 pm. All tickets begin at $25 and can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues), through CityTix at 212-581-1212, or online at www.NYCityCenter.org.