tick, tick...BOOM!


Thu Feb 02 2023 at 07:30 pm to 10:30 pm


The Edge Theater | Chicago, IL

Coming January 2023: tick, tick…BOOM! by the late Jonathan Larson, creator of RENT, & directed by BoHo Artistic Associate Bo Frazier!
About this Event

Before Rent, there was tick, tick…BOOM!

Written by the late Jonathan Larson and directed by BoHo Artistic Associate Bo Frazier (they/them), tick, tick...BOOM! tells the autobiographical story of Jonathan, a struggling New York composer entering his 30s. The year is 1990, the AIDS crisis is escalating, and Jonathan is growing increasingly desperate to leave his dead-end job and write the next great American musical. Jonathan's girlfriend Susan and his best friend Michael announce major life changes, and Jonathan begins to wonder if the ticking clock is running out on his Broadway dreams. In BoHo Theatre’s groundbreaking production, director Bo Frazier reimagines this compelling rock musical as a celebration of trans joy, love, and creativity.

Run time: roughly 90 minutes, no intermission

Preview performances: Thursday - Saturday matinee (January 12 - 14th 3pm matinee)

Opening performance: Saturday, January 14th, 2023 (invited guests, press, and general public. Reach out to [email protected] with any ticketing issues you may be experiencing)

Open caption performances: Saturday, January 21st & Saturday, January 28th at 3:00 PM

Understudy performance: Thursday, January 26th at 7:30 PM

Industry Night: Monday, January 30th at 7:30 PM


For the health and safety of our performers, we ask that you wear a mask at all times in the Edge Theater. Patrons are asked to only remove their masks briefly to sip a beverage.

We are not currently requiring proof of vaccination. However, Covid-19 is constantly evolving, and we reserve the right to implement vaccination checks at the ticket booth in order to take part in the performance. BoHo Theatre will alert ticket holders by email if we begin requiring vaccination proof. In this event, ticket holders will be offered the option of a full refund.


If you have questions or accommodation requests, please contact our Executive Director Sana Selemon at [email protected]

Accessible seating locations are in the front row and back row of the 104 seat theater. All tickets are for General Admission and are first come, first served. If you are in need of a wheelchair accessible seat or a transfer seat, please contact our Executive Director Sana Selemon at [email protected] after you have purchased your ticket.

The Edge Theater is equipped with T-Coil capabilities in both theater spaces. Assistive Listening devices are available to check out at the box office. Please contact [email protected] in advance to reserve devices.

Open caption performances: Saturday, January 21st & Saturday, January 28th at 3:00 PM


Where is it happening?

The Edge Theater, 5451 North Broadway, Chicago, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 12.00 to USD 35.00

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