Park Theatre’s new spring/summer 2017 season will include rock musical tick, tick… BOOM! by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Jonathan Larson (playing from 3-27 May 2017, press night is 10 May) .
An aspiring composer questions his life choices on the eve of his 30th birthday in Larson’s autobiographical rock musical.
His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue and yet Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this story of personal discovery embraces the ideal of holding onto your dreams through life’s most difficult challenges.
Containing 14 songs, ten characters, three actors and a band, tick, tick… BOOM! takes audiences on the journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster.
The production is presented by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Joe C Brown in association with Park Theatre.
Artistic Director Jez Bond, who today announced Park Theatre’s new spring/summer 2017 season, says: “Our new season is full of firsts. For the first time ever, we have an access performance programmed for every production, which alongside our creative learning and ticketing initiatives, ensures that more people than ever can enjoy Park Theatre.
“As well as the excitement of a new season of work, we are also upgrading our sales channels, meaning an even better customer experience from start to finish. All of this is delivered by our small and dedicated team who continue, as ever, to work without any government subsidy for core funding.”
Also in the schedule is Killing Time, inspired by an original cello composition by Brigit Forsyth, which she will play live among a feast of cello classics, and written by daughter Zoe Mills. This new comedy, running from 7 February to 4 March 2017, explores inspiration, music, life and the right to die.