Be More Chill

Be More Chill (Off-Broadway 2018)

Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's original musical Be More Chill plays a limited New York premiere engagement in summer 2018.

Performances are staged at The Irene Diamond Stage within The Pershing Square Signature Center.

(Photos by Maria Baranova)

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Running time: 
2hrs 30mins (including 1 intermission)
Categories: 
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About Be More Chill (Off-Broadway 2018):

Based on the cult sensation novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is the story of Jeremy Heere, your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing-special New Jersey. That is, until the day he finds out about "The Squip." Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy's desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self. Be More Chill is an honest, edgy, super-hilarious look at coming of age in the digital age, set to some of the most exciting songs in contemporary musical theater. This original musical comedy looks at modern issues like depression, bullying, and anxiety through the lens of sci-fi films of the 50s, horror flicks of the 80s, and teen movies of the 90s. Little Shop of Horrors meets The Breakfast Club in this celebration of outcasts, teenaged or otherwise.

By:
Music & Lyrics by Joe Iconis, with a Book by Joe Tracz
Producer:
Gerald Goehring, Michael F. Mitri, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Marc David Levine, Fred and Randi Sternfeld, Robert and Joan Rechnitz and Gary and Marlene Cohen
Director:
Stephen Brackett
Lighting:
Tyler Micoleau
Sound:
Ryan Rumery
Design:
Clint Ramos
Choreography:
Chase Brock
Costume:
Bobby Frederick Tilley II
Cast list:
Gerard Canonico (as Rich), Katlyn Carlson (as Chloe), Stephanie Hsu (as Christine), Tiffany Mann (as Jenna), Lauren Marcus (as Brooke), Will Roland (as Jeremy), George Salazar (as Michael), Britton Smith (as Jake), Jason Tam (as The Squip), and Jason SweetTooth Williams (as Jeremy's Dad/Mr. Reyes)
Other info:
Musical Direction by Emily Marshall and Orchestrations by Charlie Rosen
Be More Chill (Off-Broadway 2018) Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
July 26, 2018
Opening date: 
August 9, 2018
Closes: 
September 30, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30pm
Wednesday-7:30pm
Thursday-7:30pm
Friday-7:30pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm7:30pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Pershing Square Signature Center

Address:
480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Our Be More Chill (Off-Broadway 2018) Review

Be More Chill was a viral sensation long before its Manhattan premiere, which is to say that it is probably the most critic-proof musical ever to be mounted Off-Broadway. The only remaining tickets are the few made available through their digital lottery and the box office cancellation line. Fans are flying in from across the country, and the original cast recording from the show’s 2015 debut... Read more