Jonathan Larson

Jonathan Larson

Playwright, Librettist, Composer, Lyricist


Biography


Jonathan Larson (February 4, 1960 – January 25, 1996) was an American composer and playwright noted for exploring the serious social issues of multiculturalism, addiction, and homophobia in his work. Typical examples of his use of these themes are found in his works, Rent and tick, tick... BOOM!. He received three posthumous Tony Awards and a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the rock musical Rent. Read his full biography on the Wikipedia: wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Larson


Shows by Jonathan Larson

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Synopsis

Based on Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, Rent follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, struggles to find... read more

Tick, Tick... Boom, an intimate, autobiographical pop/rock musical from the creator of Rent, tells the story of Jon, a struggling composer whose life seems to be going nowhere. About to turn 30 and still waiting tables for a... read more

Overview

Nationality
USA
Born
2/4/1960
Died
1/25/1996
Show Categories
Musical
Genres
Drama

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