(TBA on Netflix)
A FOURTH LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA MUSICAL. Well… not exactly. This one is actually written by the late composer Jonathan Larson (of Rent fame) but Lin-Manuel Miranda is testing the waters of movie directing with it, rather than directing his own piece In the Heights as his debut behind the camera. It’s like musical chairs for this genre. We suspect this is Miranda’s self-audition and if he pulls it off, he’ll want to oversee the Hamilton film version. tick… tick… Boom! is an autobiographical musical and Andrew Garfield is playing the late composer. Bradley Whitford is in a supporting role as the legendary composer Stephen Sondheim. The cast is filled with great Broadway talent, too. Tony winner Judith Light (Other Desert Cities, The Assembled Parties), and Tony nominees Beth Malone (Fun Home), Joshua Henry (Carousel, The Scottsboro Boys), and Robin de Jesus (In the Heights, Boys in the Band, La Cage Aux Folles) all appear.