Joshua Henry, Judith Light, Bradley Whitford Join Lin-Manuel Miranda's TICK, TICK...BOOM!
Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda is making his directorial debut with this film. Miranda also starred in the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center production of tick, tick...BOOM!
The film is being developed with the support of Julie Larson, sister to late Rent creator Jonathan.
Set in 1990, tick, tick...BOOM! tells the story of Jon, an aspiring theater composer who is waiting tables in New York City while writing Superbia - which he hopes will be the next great American musical and finally give him his big break. Jon is also feeling pressure from his girlfriend Susan, who is tired of continuing to put her life on hold for Jon's career aspirations. Meanwhile, his best friend and roommate Michael, has given up on his creative aspirations for a high paying advertising job on Madison Avenue and is about to move out. As Jon approaches his 30th birthday, he is overcome with anxiety - wondering if his dream is worth the cost.
Joshua Henry was most recently in 2018 for his role in Carousel, for which he received his third Tony Award nomination. Joshua Henry began his career in Godspell, and quickly moved on to a role in the ensemble and understudied the role of Benny, in an off-Broadway Tony Award-winning premiere run of In the Heights . He followed up his Broadway debut starring as "Favorite Son" in the original Broadway cast of the Green Day musical American Idiot, "Jake" in the Tony Award winning revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, and more recently starring in The Wrong Man off-Broadway.
Judith Light is known for her extensive body of television, film, and stage work. This past fall she starred in the musical finale of Transparent, Amazon Prime's Golden Globe-winning series, created by Jill Soloway, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination and multiple Emmy and Critics' Choice nominations as well as in Ryan Murphy's Netflix series The Politician with Bette Midler and Ben Platt. In 2017, Light she starred in God Looked Away with Al Pacino at The Pasadena Playhouse. In 2016, the play, All the Ways to Say I Love You (MCC) garnered her a Drama League Award nomination. For the Broadway production of Thérèse Raquin with Kiera Knightly, Light won an Outer Critics Circle Award. In 2012 and 2013, Light won two consecutive Tony and Drama Desk awards for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties; these two performances dubbed her the first actress in nearly two decades to win consecutive Tonys. For the Pulitzer Prize winning play at MCC Theatre, Wit, she was awarded the Helen Hayes and Eliot Norton awards. In 2011, Light received a Tony nomination for her role as Marie Lombardi in Lombardi, directed by Thomas Kail.
Bradley Whitford is best known for playing White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman in the NBC drama The West Wing, which was nominated for three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards from 2001 to 2003, winning in 2001. Whitford currently stars on the NBC comedy series, Perfect Harmony. He starred on Broadway in the Original Broadway Production of A Few Good Men in 1989 and in the revival of Boeing-Boeing in 2008.