After amassing a cult following online, Be More Chill has hit the New York stage—and will stick around for longer than initially announced. The Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz musical, which officially opened August 9 at the Pershing Square Signature Center, will now run through September 30 (instead of the previously reported September 23).
Based on Ned Vizzini’s novel, the show tells the story of an average teenager, played by Dear Evan Hansen's Will Roland, who takes a pill purported to make people more—you guessed it—chill.
Stephen Brackett directs a company that also includes Gerard Canonico as Rich, Katlyn Carlson as Chloe, Stephanie Hsu as Christine, Tiffany Mann as Jenna, Lauren Marcus as Brooke, George Salazar as Michael, Britton Smith as Jake, Jason Tam as The Squip, and Jason SweetTooth Williams as Jeremy's Dad/Mr. Reyes.
The production features choreography by Chase Brock, sets by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Bobby Frederick Tilley II, lighting by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Ryan Rumery, projection design by Alex Basco Koch, musical direction by Emily Marshall, and orechestrations by Charlie Rosen.