STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo Warm-Up to RENT
Miranda and Olivo are currently starring in Tick, Tick...Boom! tick, tick... BOOM!, with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, script consultant by David Auburnand 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.