Leslie Odom Jr. Will Join Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo in Encores! Off-Center's tick, tick… BOOM!

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30 Apr 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Leslie Odom Jr. ("Smash") will join the previously announced Tony winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's tick, tick… BOOM!

The opening show of City Center's Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals will be directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Performances are scheduled for June 25-28.

Jeanine Tesori is the artistic director of Encores! Off-Center.

Tick, tick… BOOM!, which has book, music and lyrics by the late Jonathan Larson, will feature script consultancy by David Auburn and vocal arrangements and orchestrations by Stephen Oremus.

The work is described as "an autobiographical musical by the Pulitzer Prize­ and Tony Award­-winning composer of Rent. First performed as a solo rock monologue by Larson in 1990, it is the story of an aspiring composer who questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday."



After Larson's untimely death, it was revamped by playwright David Auburn as a three-actor piece and premiered Off-Broadway June 13, 2001, at the Jane Street Theatre, featuring Raúl Esparza as Jon. Its London production in 2005 starred Neil Patrick Harris.

Tickets begin at $25 and can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues), through CityTix at (212) 581-1212 or online at www.NYCityCenter.org.