Lin-Manuel Miranda is nearly an EGOT winner at this point, but did you know that he didn't make his debut as a film director until 2021? Yep, the New York City-born songwriter behind Hamilton and In the Heights first took on the role of director when he was approached to bring Tick, Tick... Boom! to the screen.
The origins of Tick, Tick... Boom! are quite fascinating, but is it based on a true story? Well, the movie is an adaptation of a stage musical of the same name, created by Jonathan Larson. And Larson did in fact write the musical by pulling from his own experiences of trying to make it in the entertainment industry. Of course, his breakout show, Rent, would become one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, but Larson would tragically die before seeing his musical take off.
So, you might be wondering about the entire backstory of Tick, Tick... Boom! and where to stream it now. Here, we present you with everything you need to know about the musical drama.