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Lin-Manuel Miranda Casts Andrew Garfield in Netflix's Tick, Tick...Growth!

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has discovered the star for his function directorial debut: In line with Deadline, Andrew Garfield will play the starring function in tick, tick..Growth!, an adaptation of Lease author Jonathan Larson's autobiographical off-Broadway present.

Miranda is making tick, tick..Growth! for Netflix, with Steven Levenson, who wrote Pricey Evan Hanson and Fosse/Verdon, adapting the script from the unique stage present.

British actor Garfield is probably finest recognized for his flip as Spider-Man, however has a wealthy profession, together with a Tony-winning efficiency in Broadway's latest staging of Angels in America. In tick, tick..Growth!, he'll play Jon, an aspiring theater composer and waiter residing in New York Metropolis whereas he writes Superbia, a manufacturing he hopes will change into the following nice American musical and alter his life ceaselessly. Larson, who died unexpectedly the evening earlier than Lease's first preview efficiency, primarily based the character on himself.

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In Superbia, the character of Jon is feeling stress from girlfriend Susan, who's getting uninterested in placing her life on maintain to help Jon's profession ambitions. Finest buddy and roommate Michael serves for example of what occurs once you quit in your artistic desires to pursue a "safer" life path, having taken a high-paying promoting job and is on the point of transfer out (and transfer "up"). Michael's selection has Jon pondering if he too ought to change his present life trajectory.

Extra information on tick, tick...Growth! as we hear it.

Kayti Burt is a employees editor protecting books, TV, films, and fan tradition at solar. Learn extra of her work right here or observe her on Twitter @kaytiburt.

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