Jonathan Larson

It All Began Here: Jonathan Larson ’82 at Adelphi

Jonathan Larson ’82 was the kind of person who made a memorable first impression. Just ask anyone who knew the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and composer of the musical RENT during his student days at Adelphi. “He came in like a spark plug,” said Nicholas Petron, MA ’70, professor and...
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SAG Awards 2022: Andrew Garfield Reflects on Channeling Late ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’ Writer Jonathan Larson’s ‘Passion’

Inspired for life. Andrew Garfield paid tribute to the late Jonathan Larson, the mind behind Tick, Tick … Boom!, at the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. “It’s so amazing that I get to be here with all of our colleagues and our community celebrating on a tricky day to celebrate … We’re trying to bring Jonathan’s ‘Seasons of Love’ [to everyone],” Garfield, 38, said on the red carpet outside the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday, February 27.
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Andrew Garfield Loves Jonathan Larson and Lying About Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield is ready to talk—about the admirable work of his older brother, a pulmonary specialist in London; about the awe-inspiring experience of seeing New Yorkers take to the streets in the wake of George Floyd’s murder; about the pain of losing his mother, Lynn, to cancer in 2019; about feeling a compulsion to jump into the ocean at Fire Island while preparing to film Tick, Tick…Boom!

Oscar-Nominated ‘Tick, Tick… BOOM!’ Star Andrew Garfield On The “Cosmic Serendipity” That Brought Jonathan Larson Into His Life

The last time Andrew Garfield was shortlisted for Leading Man was in 2016 for his role as true-life pacifist hero Desmond Doss in Mel Gibson’s war drama Hacksaw Ridge. His performance in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tick, tick… BOOM! could not be more different. In this stylized, unconventional biopic, he stars as Jonathan Larson, a playwright working in musical theater who died in January 1996 on the morning of the biggest day of his life—the first preview of his Broadway hit Rent. Many expected tick, tick… BOOM! to tell the story of that artistic and commercial triumph, but no—it tells instead of...
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'Tick, Tick... Boom!' honors creator Jonathan Larson with Oscar buzz

The clock is ticking for members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to nominate films and performances for this year's Oscars, and already certain films are attracting plenty of buzz. One is a musical set in New York City with big names involved. "Tick, Tick...Boom!" is the...

How the Editors of ‘Tick Tick Boom’ Built the World According to Jonathan Larson

Movie musicals are hard. Much like the impending workshop performance that could make or break Jonathan Larson’s (Andrew Garfield) career in musical theater, the first 10 minutes of “Tick Tick Boom” could make or break its ability to do anything. Beyond the usual musical problem of getting an audience comfortable with singing and dancing one moment and characters behaving more naturalistically the next, the film had a couple of particular challenges it needs to overcome quickly. The first was to contextualize Larson’s legacy for viewers who weren’t already read-in to “Rent.” The second challenge was that the film doesn’t just have...

Lin-Manuel Miranda on honoring Jonathan Larson with 'Tick, Tick... Boom!'

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Academy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda's new Netflix film "Tick, Tick... Boom!" follows "Rent" creator Jonathan Larson (played by Andrew Garfield) as he composes music early in his career. On "The LA Times Envelope Roundtable" on Spectrum News 1, Miranda opens up to host Mark Olsen...

Lin Manuel Miranda’s “Tick, Tick…BOOM!” reimagines the life of Jonathan Larson

“tick, tick…BOOM!” is a stunning musical no one should miss. Set as a semi-autobiographical musical about Jonathan Larson – the man who redefined musicals with his work “Rent,” “Tick, Tick…BOOM!” directed by Lin Manuel Miranda is a stunning and musically beautiful movie that reimagines the life of Larson before he made it big in theater.

How Andrew Garfield's "Deeply Moving" SAG Awards Nomination Celebrates the Life of Jonathan Larson

Andrew Garfield is filled with gratitude after being nominated for a SAG Award. The Tick, Tick... Boom star spoke to E! News about his nomination on Wednesday, Jan. 12 for his portrayal of late playwright Jonathan Larson. "This is the SAG Awards honoring him and his life and what he stood for," Andrew said, "how he lived his devotion to the art of theater and storytelling."

Andrew Garfield and More 2022 SAG Award Nominees React: 'I Would Have Played Jonathan Larson for Free'

Hollywood's biggest stars are grateful for their SAG Awards recognition. On Wednesday morning, Vanessa Hudgens and Rosario Dawson announced the nominations for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. After the news, several nominees expressed their excitement for the recognition. Speaking with PEOPLE after being nominated for playing Rent creator...

‘Tick, Tick … Boom!,’ ‘Rent,’ Jonathan Larson, and Me

Tick, Tick … Boom!, the semi-autobiographical musical by Rent creator Jonathan Larson, has been fantastically adapted for the screen by Broadway and Hollywood darling Lin-Manuel Miranda. Currently streaming on Netflix, it stars the completely charming and adorable Andrew Garfield as a young Jonathan Larson. It is a musical, and—worse for those who don’t like musicals—it’s a musical about a musical theater composer who is writing a musical.

‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ Is Netflix’s Heartfelt Musical Ode to Jonathan Larson

The film adaptation of the autobiographical Broadway show is a passionate tribute to one of theater’s most influential artists. “Tick, Tick… Boom!” is a film adaptation of the autobiographical musical written by Jonathan Larson, following the composer as he navigates his blossoming professional and complicated personal lives. Larson is perhaps best known for writing the musical “Rent,” which made its Broadway debut in 1996, the same year that he passed away at the age of 35. Larson won three posthumous Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize in drama for his work on “Rent.” Five years earlier, however, he performed “Tick, Tick… Boom!” as a solo work.