Be More Chill posts Broadway closure notice at the Lyceum Theatre
The Broadway premiere production will now play its final performance on August 11, 2019.
Following the evening performance on June 20, 2019, composer Joe Iconis announced a closure for Be More Chill, currently at the Lyceum Theatre. The production will now play its final performance on August 11, 2019 and will have played 30 previews and 177 performances upon closing.
Be More Chill began previews on February 13, ahead of an official opening on March 10.
The cast of Be More Chill stars Will Roland (as Jeremy), George Salazar (as Michael), Stephanie Hsu (as Christine) Gerard Canonico (as Rich), Katlyn Carlson (as Chloe), Tiffany Mann (as Jenna), Lauren Marcus (as Brooke), Britton Smith (as Jake), Jason SweetTooth Williams (as Mr. Heere/Mr. Reyes/Scary Stockboy), and Jason Tam (as The Squip).
The creative team of Be More Chill features a book by Joe Tracz, with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis. Stephen Brackett directs, with choreography by Chase Brock, lighting by Tyler Micoleau, sound by Ryan Rumery, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt and costume design by Bobby Frederick Tilley II.
Synopsis: " What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it, no questions asked? In Be More Chill, achieving that elusive "perfect life" is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology-but it comes at a cost that's not as easy to swallow. What could possibly go wrong? Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, this thrillingly exciting, comically subversive, and deeply felt new musical takes on the competing voices in all of our heads. And ultimately proves, there's never been a better time in history to be yourself-especially if you're a loser...geek...or whatever.."
Be More Chill Tickets are available now for performances through to August 11, 2019.
(Photo by Maria Baranova)