Trailer: Critics Are Raving About “tick, tick…BOOM!”

With 30 on the horizon, an aspiring theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressure to create something great before time runs out.

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM!, an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent.

The film follows Jon (Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield), a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical.

Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan, who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic.

With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?

The film also stars Tony nominee Robin de Jesús, Tony nominee Joshua Henry, Emmy nominee Mj Rodriguez, Emmy winner Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter aka Black Thought of The Roots, with Emmy and Tony winner Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens.

tick, tick…BOOM! is in select theaters and on Netflix November 19.

The critics are RAVING about the film.