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Heartfelt performances trigger 'Tick, tick ... BOOM'
When Jonathan Larson died in 1996, the 35-year-old composer was within hours of seeing the New York opening of his musical "Rent." Not only did his death of an aortic dissection prematurely end a promising career, but it hauntingly underscored that show's plot about struggling young artistic types trying to make it.
By Mike Giuliano
October 4, 2013