10 Dec 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda on his new movie of a musical about a musical

The musicals ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Rent’ debuted years apart, but both achieved success well beyond Broadway, and were credited with capturing the spirit of their times.

Now the creator of one has made a film about the creator of the other.

Lin-Manual Miranda’s movie, ‘Tick, Tick… BOOM!’, follows the story of Jonathan Larson, who died shortly before the opening night of ‘Rent’ in the 1990s, at the age of just 35.

We spoke to Lin-Manual Miranda about his directorial debut, which features the actor Andrew Garfield.