A trio of stars has been added to the cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Netflix film “Tick, Tick… Boom!”
Broadway vet Joshua Henry, Judith Light, and Emmy winner Bradley Whitford are all on board for the 1990-set movie musical. They join the previously-announced Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Tony nominee Robin de Jesus and Vanessa Hudgens.
Henry, a three-time Tony nominee best known for his role in the 2010 musical “The Scottsboro Boys” and the Apple drama “See,” has booked the role of Roger. Light will play Rosa Stevens, and Whitford has landed the part of Stephen Sondheim — presumably the real-life Broadway kingpin in this tale of an aspiring theater composer.
“Tick, Tick… Boom!” marks Miranda’s feature directorial debut. Steven Levenson (“Dear Evan Hansen”) is adapting the screenplay based on the original stage show from late “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson. Miranda is also producing, along with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Julie Oh of Imagine Entertainment.
Larson’s sister Julie, Levenson and Celia Costas serve as executive producers. Ryan Heffington (Sia’s “Chandelier”) is choreographer.
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Larson’s “Rent” was one of the rare musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and enjoyed a 12-year run on Broadway. He tragically died on Jan. 25, 1996, the night before the musical’s first performance.