Vanessa Hudgens makes red carpet debut with beau Cole Tucker at Tick, Tick… BOOM! premiere in LA


Vanessa Hudgens and her boyfriend Cole Tucker looked happy in love as they made their red carpet debut at the Tick, Tick… BOOM! world premiere.

While arriving to the star-studded event with their arms tenderly draped around each other, the 32-year-old actress gazed adoringly at her beau. 

In addition to sharing a sweet embrace with the baseball shortstop, 25, the couple posed for photos together to the delight of fans on Tuesday night.  

Happy: Vanessa Hudgens and beauCole Tucker looked happy in love as they made their red carpet debut the Tick, Tick...BOOM! world premiere

Happy: Vanessa Hudgens and beauCole Tucker looked happy in love as they made their red carpet debut the Tick, Tick…BOOM! world premiere

While promoting her upcoming musical drama film directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hudgens wore a plunging off-the-shoulder white lace gown.  

While displaying her ample cleavage, the former Disney Channel star wore her dark brown hair in a long braid and a pair of glamorous drop earrings. 

For makeup, she sported a dark plum lipstick, blush, dramatic set of false eyelashes and lightweight foundation on her flawless complexion.  

Smitten: While arriving to the star-studded event with their arms tenderly draped around each other, the actress, 32, gazed adoringly at her beau

Smitten: While arriving to the star-studded event with their arms tenderly draped around each other, the actress, 32, gazed adoringly at her beau

Blissful: In addition to sharing a sweet embrace with the baseball shortstop, 25, the couple posed for photos together to the delight of fans on Tuesday night

Blissful: In addition to sharing a sweet embrace with the baseball shortstop, 25, the couple posed for photos together to the delight of fans on Tuesday night

Her man, who she began dating in November 2020 less than a year after her split from longtime love Austin Butler, looked handsome in a black suit. 

The couple just returned from their trip to the Caribbean island of Antigua at Hodges Bay Resort And Spa. 

They first went official with their romance in February while celebrating Valentine’s Day. 

PDA: In addition to sharing a sweet embrace with the baseball shortstop, 25, the couple posed for photos together to the delight of fans on Tuesday night

PDA: In addition to sharing a sweet embrace with the baseball shortstop, 25, the couple posed for photos together to the delight of fans on Tuesday night

Glowing: While promoting her upcoming musical drama film directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hudgens wore a plunging off-the-shoulder white lace gown

Glowing: While promoting her upcoming musical drama film directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hudgens wore a plunging off-the-shoulder white lace gown

Chic: While displaying her ample cleavage, the former Disney Channel star wore her dark brown hair in a long braid and a pair of glamorous drop earrings

Chic: While displaying her ample cleavage, the former Disney Channel star wore her dark brown hair in a long braid and a pair of glamorous drop earrings

That month Cole, who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was at Spring Training where he gushed to the media that he loved Vanessa, according to CBS Pittsburgh.

A couple of months later Vanessa revealed to Entertainment Tonight that in true pandemic style she and Cole were first introduced over Zoom.

‘Me and Cole met on a Zoom meditation group. Very random, yes,’ said Vanessa who shot to fame in High School Musical. 

Glam: For makeup, she sported a dark plum lipstick, blush, dramatic set of false eyelashes and lightweight foundation on her flawless complexion

Glam: For makeup, she sported a dark plum lipstick, blush, dramatic set of false eyelashes and lightweight foundation on her flawless complexion

Talented cast: Hudgens' Tick, Tick...BOOM co-stars Andrew Garfield and Alexandra Shipp were also in attendance

Talented cast: Hudgens’ Tick, Tick…BOOM co-stars Andrew Garfield and Alexandra Shipp were also in attendance

Just friends: Months after sparking romance rumors with their on-screen chemistry in their film's trailer, the pals walked down the carpet together smiling

Just friends: Months after sparking romance rumors with their on-screen chemistry in their film’s trailer, the pals walked down the carpet together smiling

‘He’s just kind of perfect for me. I am [happy]. I really am. I think that it’s also so important to stay grateful for everything that you have in life,’ she spilled.

‘I’ve been making that a priority, and I feel like it’s just been making magic happen all the more,’ added the Spring Breakers alum.

Hudgens’ Tick, Tick…BOOM co-stars Andrew Garfield and Alexandra Shipp were also in attendance. 

Everyone together! Garfield, Shipp, Julie Oh, Robin de Jesús, Hudgens, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Levenson, Judith Light, and Joshua Henry all posed for a cast picture

Everyone together! Garfield, Shipp, Julie Oh, Robin de Jesús, Hudgens, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Levenson, Judith Light, and Joshua Henry all posed for a cast picture 

On-screen talent: The actors also united for a group photo

On-screen talent: The actors also united for a group photo 

Pals: Months after sparking romance rumors with their on-screen chemistry, the duo walked down the carpet together smiling

Handsome: Garfield rocked a white dress shirt, burgundy suit and black loafers

Pals: Months after sparking romance rumors with their on-screen chemistry, the duo walked down the carpet together smiling

Months after sparking romance rumors with their on-screen chemistry, the pals walked down the carpet together smiling. 

While Shipp, 30, best known for her role as Storm X-men franchise, has been happily enjoying the single life, Garfield, 38, is dating Susie Abromeit.

For the special night, Shipp wore a green and white polka dot crop top and  black mermaid style skirt, which accented her lean physique. 

Fierce: Shipp, 30, has been happily enjoying the single life, while Garfield, 38, is reportedly dating Susie Abromeit

Fierce: Shipp, 30, has been happily enjoying the single life, while Garfield, 38, is reportedly dating Susie Abromeit

Working it! For the special night, Shipp wore a green and white polka dot crop top thaphysique

Working it! For the special night, Shipp wore a green and white polka dot crop top that displayed her toned midriff 

Eye-catching:She paired the blouse with a black mermaid style skirt, which accented her lean physique and gloves

Eye-catching:She paired the blouse with a black mermaid style skirt, which accented her lean physique and gloves

Garfield rocked a white dress shirt, burgundy suit and black loafers. 

At the premiere he mingled with Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mastermind behind Hamilton, and actor Robin de Jesús. 

Judith Light, who also stars in the forthcoming film, out on November 12, stunned in a fitted white pantsuit and large hoop earrings.  

Catching up: At the premiere he mingled with Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mastermind behind Hamilton, and actor Robin de Jesús

Catching up: At the premiere he mingled with Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mastermind behind Hamilton, and actor Robin de Jesús 

One-of-a-kind: He is a playwright and composer, known for his hip-hop–infused musicals In the Heights and Hamilton

Genuis: Lin-Manuel Miranda based the film on the life of Broadway Legend Jonathan Larson

Genuis: Lin-Manuel Miranda based the film on the life of Broadway Legend Jonathan Larson

Tony nominee Joshua Henry wore a pink blazer, matching pants and silver sneakers.

Robin de Jesús sported an all-black ensemble, as did Colombian-American actress Isabella Gomez. 

The One Day at a Time star, 23, rocked a sleeveless black midi dress and nude open-toed heels.  

Oozing confidence: Judith Light, who also stars in the film, out on November 12, stunned in a fitted white pantsuit and large hoop earrings

Oozing confidence: Judith Light, who also stars in the film, out on November 12, stunned in a fitted white pantsuit and large hoop earrings

Fierce: Light posed away with her hands in her pocket before looking over her shoulder

Chic:  The star stunned in a fitted white pantsuit and large hoop earrings

Fierce: Light posed away with her hands in her pocket before looking over her shoulder 

Sarah Hyland attended in a skintight blue and black tiger striped midi dress and a towering pair of heels. 

The Modern Family alum, 30, wore her brown tresses in a sleek bun with a few long strands for a sophisticated, yet casual look. 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom slipped into a sparkly emerald green dress and a pair of funky tied-up heels. 

Gorgeous: Sarah Hyland attended in a skintight blue and black tiger striped midi dress and a towering pair of heels

Gorgeous: Sarah Hyland attended in a skintight blue and black tiger striped midi dress and a towering pair of heels

Strutting her stuff: The Modern Family alum, 30, wore her brown tresses in a sleek bun with a few long strands for a sophisticated, yet casual look

Shimmery: She accessorized with a chic pair of heels

Strutting her stuff: The Modern Family alum, 30, wore her brown tresses in a sleek bun with a few long strands for a sophisticated, yet casual look

Night out: Hyland took pictures with AFI President & CEO Bob Gazzale and AFI Trustee Edward James Olmos

Night out: Hyland took pictures with AFI President & CEO Bob Gazzale and AFI Trustee Edward James Olmos

The upcoming movie will serve as Miranda’s directorial debut. 

Tick, Tick… Boom! is based on the autobiographical musical of the same name, which was written by the late playwright Jonathan Larson, who is best known as the creator of Rent. 

It will follow a theatre composer named Jon, played by the Hacksaw Ridge star, who approaches a midlife crisis after his dreams do not turn out according to plan before he turns 30.

Bold: Tony nominee Joshua Henry wore a pink blazer, matching pants and silver sneakers

Bold: Tony nominee Joshua Henry wore a pink blazer, matching pants and silver sneakers

All dressed up: de Jesús pictured at the world premiere

Classic: The One Day at a Time star rocked a sleeveless black midi dress and nude heels

Timeless: Robin de Jesús sported an all-black ensemble, as did Colombian-American actress Isabella Gomez

Development on the feature was first announced in 2018 when it was reported by Deadline that Miranda would helm the upcoming feature.

The movie’s script was written by Tony-winning writer Steven Levenson, who is best known for his work on the musical Dear Evan Hansen.

The flick will also use the music that the musical’s playwright originally wrote for the project.

Edgy: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom slipped into a sparkly emerald green dress and a pair of funky tied-up heels

Edgy: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom slipped into a sparkly emerald green dress and a pair of funky tied-up heels

Coming soon: Tick, Tick... Boom! is based on the autobiographical musical of the same name, which was written by the late playwright Jonathan Larson, who is best known as the creator of Rent

Coming soon: Tick, Tick… Boom! is based on the autobiographical musical of the same name, which was written by the late playwright Jonathan Larson, who is best known as the creator of Rent

Netflix secured the rights to the project in 2019, and Garfield’s involvement was confirmed that October.

Many of the other cast members signed on to the project in November of that year, and the final few performers were added the following January.

Principal photography on the feature began in March of 2020, although it was postponed the following month due to the onset of the global pandemic.

Production reconvened that October and wrapped later that year before reshoots began to take place.

The trailer for Tick, Tick… Boom! was released this month, and it was confirmed that it would make its debut both in theaters and on Netflix at some point this coming fall.

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