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* MilestoneBirthdayAngst: Jon is anxious about turning 30, evidenced in the song "30/90", because he does not feel like he has made it as a composer yet. The show ends on him playing "Happy Birthday" on the piano, showing he's finally accepted it.

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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Susan and Jon's argument, about whether or not they should move to the Berkshires for her new job. On the one hand, Susan tells Jon that many dancers don't get a second chance after suffering a bad injury. She's been having to work as a secretary for long hours just to make rent, and they barely have creative space. The studio in question is willing to give Jon all the space that he needs to compose. Jon, on the other hand, has a legitimate point that his big break could potentially come up, and he needs to put all of his efforts into it for this week. Having to decide whether or not to move in the middle of potential investors seeing ''Superbia'' is factoring in a lot of uncertainties.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: When he finds out that [[spoiler:Michael has HIV, Jon asks why Michael didn't tell him. Michael tells him, in a low tone, that he ''did'' try to break the news earlier that week but Jon has been ignoring him owing to his focus on the workshop. This spurs Jon's JerkassRealization of how oblivious that he has been]].


A film adaptation, directed by Creator/LinManuelMiranda and starring Creator/AndrewGarfield as Jon, was released on Creator/{{Netflix}} November 19, 2021.

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A [[Film/TickTickBoom film adaptation, adaptation]], directed by Creator/LinManuelMiranda and starring Creator/AndrewGarfield as Jon, was released on Creator/{{Netflix}} November 19, 2021.
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!!The 2021 Film Adaptation Provides Examples of:
* AdaptationExpansion: The film's "Jon" is explicitly identified as Jonathan Larson, and more elements of his biography are included in the story.
* BittersweetEnding: Susan narrates that [[spoiler:five years after Jon's first workshop, he died on the opening previews of ''Rent'' which would become his success. It did, however, become an international sensation and ran for twelve years on Broadway]].
* ForegoneConclusion:
** Jon expects that Superbia will be his breakout hit and he will be a success like Sondheim. Viewers know that ''Rent'' is actually going to be that hit, five years later.
** Jon talks about how he wants to have his success and feels like he's running out of time. He ends up being right, dying when he's 35.
* MythologyGag:
** The cut song "Green, Green, Dress" plays on the radio in the scene where Susan wears it; it otherwise doesn't appear in the film.
** Jon's answering machine says "SPEAK" just like Mark and Roger's in Rent.
** While Jon is trying to write a song before Susan comes over, he plays the opening notes to "One Song Glory" in Rent on his keyboard.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Rosa, Jon's agent. She fields his multiple phone calls with patience. When his first show isn't the success he desires, she says that ThisIsReality and the best thing to do is put on a new show.


** Jon's answering machine says "SPEAK" just like Mark and Roger's in ''Theatre/Rent''.

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** Jon's answering machine says "SPEAK" just like Mark and Roger's in ''Theatre/Rent''.Rent.


** Jon's answering machine says "SPEAK" just like Mark and Roger's in Rent.

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** Jon's answering machine says "SPEAK" just like Mark and Roger's in Rent. ''Theatre/Rent''.
** While Jon is trying to write a song before Susan comes over, he plays the opening notes to "One Song Glory" in Rent on his keyboard.


* SelfDeprecation: Jonathan Larson's Jon pre-CharacterDevelopment is a bit obsessive, self-centered, and oblivious to others' problems. Susan calls him out for this, saying that all he can think about is his own work and not about what other people like her may want. He grows out of it by

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* SelfDeprecation: Jonathan Larson's Jon pre-CharacterDevelopment is a bit obsessive, self-centered, and oblivious to others' problems. Susan calls him out for this, saying that all he can think about is his own work and not about what other people like her may want. He grows out of it by the end of the show, thanking all of his friends.



* BittersweetEnding: Susan narrates that [[spoiler:five years after Jon's first workshop, he died on the opening previews of ''Rent'' which would become his success]].

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* BittersweetEnding: Susan narrates that [[spoiler:five years after Jon's first workshop, he died on the opening previews of ''Rent'' which would become his success]].success. It did, however, become an international sensation and ran for twelve years on Broadway]].



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Rosa, Jon's agent.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Rosa, Jon's agent. She fields his multiple phone calls with patience. When his first show isn't the success he desires, she says that ThisIsReality and the best thing to do is put on a new show.

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* SelfDeprecation: Jonathan Larson's Jon pre-CharacterDevelopment is a bit obsessive, self-centered, and oblivious to others' problems. Susan calls him out for this, saying that all he can think about is his own work and not about what other people like her may want. He grows out of it by


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* BittersweetEnding: Susan narrates that [[spoiler:five years after Jon's first workshop, he died on the opening previews of ''Rent'' which would become his success]].
* ForegoneConclusion:
** Jon expects that Superbia will be his breakout hit and he will be a success like Sondheim. Viewers know that ''Rent'' is actually going to be that hit, five years later.
** Jon talks about how he wants to have his success and feels like he's running out of time. He ends up being right, dying when he's 35.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Rosa, Jon's agent.


A film adaptation, directed by Creator/LinManuelMiranda and starring Creator/AndrewGarfield as Jon, is planned for release by Creator/{{Netflix}} in 2021.

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A film adaptation, directed by Creator/LinManuelMiranda and starring Creator/AndrewGarfield as Jon, is planned for release by was released on Creator/{{Netflix}} in November 19, 2021.

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* MythologyGag:
** The cut song "Green, Green, Dress" plays on the radio in the scene where Susan wears it; it otherwise doesn't appear in the film.
** Jon's answering machine says "SPEAK" just like Mark and Roger's in Rent.

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!!The 2021 Film Adaptation Provides Examples of:
* AdaptationExpansion: The film's "Jon" is explicitly identified as Jonathan Larson, and more elements of his biography are included in the story.


* LifeEmbellished: According to Larson's father, the play was essentially a semi-autobiography about Larson's struggles to make it as a composer.

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* LifeEmbellished: According to Larson's father, the play was essentially a semi-autobiography about Larson's real-life struggles to make it as a composer.

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* LifeEmbellished: According to Larson's father, the play was essentially a semi-autobiography about Larson's struggles to make it as a composer.


** The song "Sunday" is a clear parody of the song of the same title from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge'' - they actually [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong share the same melody]], but Larson turned Sondheim's song upside down.

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** The song "Sunday" is a clear parody of the song of the same title from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge'' - they actually [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong share the same melody]], rhythm and prosody]], but melodically, Larson turned Sondheim's song upside down.


''tick, tick... BOOM!'' is a [[TheMusical musical]] with music and lyrics by [[Theatre/{{RENT}} Jonathan Larson]]. The work was partly autobiographical, although it wasn't produced in its finished form until 2001, five years after Larson's death. The show is also partially a tribute to Larson's idol, Music/StephenSondheim, with its plot bearing similarities to ''[[Theatre/CompanySondheim Company]]''. One song, "Sunday", is an update of a song of the same name from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''.

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''tick, tick... BOOM!'' is a [[TheMusical musical]] with music and lyrics by [[Theatre/{{RENT}} Jonathan Larson]]. Larson (''Theatre/{{RENT}}''). The work was is partly autobiographical, although it wasn't produced in its finished form until 2001, five years after Larson's death. The show is also partially a tribute to Larson's idol, Music/StephenSondheim, with its plot bearing similarities to ''[[Theatre/CompanySondheim Company]]''. One song, "Sunday", is an update of a song of the same name from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''.

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