Stephen Sondheim Rewrote His ‘Tick Tick Boom’ Voicemail Dialogue: ‘I Would Never Say That’

Stephen Sondheim Rewrote His ‘Tick Tick Boom’ Voicemail Dialogue: ‘I Would Never Say That’
The surely wide slice of the Venn diagram including fans of Stephen Sondheim, Jonathan Larson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda — I mean, really, what musical theater fan doesn’t worship these three? — were treated to quite the cameo moment in the new Netflix film “Tick Tick Boom.” Directed by Miranda in his filmmaking debut, the film is based on Larson’s posthumous musical (starring Andrew Garfield as the “Rent” composer himself), and chronicles his struggles to break into Broadway (and not sell out) at the age of 30.

In the movie, when Larson presents his musical “Superbia” to an audience of peers and producers, he’s stunned to see Stephen Sondheim (played by Bradley Whitford) sneaking into the back of the audience. Later in the movie, Garfield’s Larson receives a voicemail from Sondheim encouraging his writing career — and the audio was spoken by none other than the late, great composer (who died
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