Alexandra Shipp Joins Andrew Garfield In ‘tick, tick…BOOM!’; Vanessa Hudgens & Robin de Jesus Additionally Forged In Netflix Adaptation

X-Males actress Alexandra Shipp is about to star reverse Andrew Garfield in tick, tick…BOOM!, the function directorial debut mission from Lin-Manuel Miranda. Vanessa Hudgens (The Princess Swap, Hire: Reside) and Tony nominee Robin de Jesus (The Boys within the Band) will even co-star in Netflix adaptation primarily based on the autobiographical Off-Broadway present written by the late Jonathan Larson.

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The musical, which was written by Steven Levenson, is about in 1990 and can observe Jon (Garfield), an aspiring theater composer who waits tables in New York Metropolis whereas writing Superbia, which he hopes would be the nice American musical that can lastly give him his massive profession break. The younger man is feeling strain from his girlfriend Susan (Shipp), who’s bored with persevering with to place her life on maintain for Jon’s profession aspiration. In the meantime, Jon’s greatest pal and roommate Michael has given up on his inventive dream and has taken a excessive paying promoting job on Madison Avenue and is getting ready to maneuver out. As Jon approaches his 30th birthday, he’s overcome with nervousness, questioning if his personal unattainable dream is price the price.

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Miranda is producing with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and Julie Oh of Think about Leisure. Julie Larson, sister of Hire creator Jonathan, will function an government producer together with Levenson and Celia Costas.


Shipp, who’s repped by WME, Hyperlink Ent., Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, can presently be seen in theaters reverse Adam Devine within the CBS Movies comedy Lexi. Her upcoming slate contains Kung Fury II with Michael Fassbender, Netflix’s All The Brilliant Locations reverse Elle Fanning, and the indie movie Silk Highway with Jason Clarke and Nick Robinson.

Excessive College Musical alum Hudgens will star in The Princess Swap: Switched Once more and The Knight Earlier than Christmas, each set at Netflix, in addition to Sony’s Dangerous Boys for Life sequel. She’s repped by CAA and Untitled Leisure. de Jesus, repped by Modern Artists, earned a Tony nom for his efficiency on Miranda’s Within the Heights, La Cage aux Folles, and The Boys within the Band. He’s additionally starred in stage productions of Hire and Depraved.