Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield learnt to sing for Tick, Tick... Boom!

Andrew Garfield in Tick, Tick... Boom! PHOTO: NETFLIX
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LOS ANGELES - Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda credits the acclaimed composer Jonathan Larson, who created the trailblazing Broadway musical Rent, for his own career in musical theatre - which is arguably even more successful than Larson's.

And Miranda got to pay homage to the late Tony winner - whose work tackled issues such as multiculturalism and the Aids epidemic - by directing an adaptation of the latter's semi-autobiographical musical, Tick, Tick... Boom!, now streaming on Netflix.

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