tick, tick...BOOM!

tick, tick...BOOM! ★★½

Lin-Manuel Miranda did a great job, and Andrew Garfield gave it 110%. But this musical could have been called Straight White Man and his Main Character Syndrome. The “running out of time” theme is only appropriate after the fact because we know that Jonathan Larson really was very tragically running out of time, but when he wrote this he did not know that and it’s more than a little self-indulgent. I don’t know. I’m clearly not the right audience for this. I’ve never had any interest in Rent either so I don’t know what I expected.

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