Here at The Daily Geekette, many of us are theater/Broadway nerds, and thus we like to report on the awesomeness happening currently on The Great White Way. One of those recent announcements included one of my personal favorite people being cast in New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center‘s newest addition to it’s season line up. The person in question? Lin-Manuel Miranda (and Karen Olivo.) The show? Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM!
Lin-Manuel is an incredible talent, who has the ability to mix musical genres with effortless ability, making them seem to fit in perfect harmony. He proved this in his masterpiece, In The Heights, which also showcased his quirky yet wonderful acting chops. He’s meant to be in unique musical theater material, and if you know the late Jonathan Larson’s work (Spoiler Alert: he was the guy that wrote Rent), then you know what you’re in for.
With the incredible talents of both Miranda and Olivo (who starred in the recent revival of West Side Story, as well as In The Heights) then this is one show you don’t want to miss.
If tick isn’t your fancy, Encores! added a bunch of other shows for their upcoming second season, including Pump Boys and Dinnettes (the great Debra Monk is involved, enough said) and Randy Newman’s Faust, among many more to come!
You can’t deny that cool things are happening on Broadway, and this news proves it in strives. If you’re interested in seeing tick, tick…BOOM!, it will be played on June 25th to June 28th. For more information, check out New York City Center’s website for details.