George Salazar joins Keen Company's Tick, Tick...BOOM!

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The Obie Award-winning Keen Company has announced that George Salazar will take on the role of Michael and join the previously announced Nick Blaemire (Jon) and Ciara Renée (Susan) to complete the cast for the New York revival of Jonathan Larsen's Tick, Tick... BOOM!.

George Salazar has previously appeared on Broadway in 'Godspell' and off-Broadway in the Public Theater's 'Here Lies Love.'

Tick, Tick... BOOM! will begin previews at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre on 4 October 2016, before officially opening on 20 October, and will conclude its limited engagement on 20 November 2016.

Synopsis: "Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick... BOOM! This autobiographical musical, by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Jonathan Larson, is the story of an aspiring composer questioning his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue, but Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. This exhilarating, funny, and moving work by the late Larson will speak to anyone who's ever gotten lost on their way to finding their dreams."

The Keen production is directed by Jonathan Silverstein and features musical direction by Joey Chancey, choreography by Christine O'Grady and script consultation by David Auburn.

- by Tom Millward

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