The Broadway-bound Be More Chill wraps up its extended Off-Broadway engagement at the Pershing Square Signature Center September 30. As previously announced, the Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz musical will make its Broadway debut at the Lyceum Theatre February 13, 2019.
Based on Ned Vizzini’s novel, Be More Chill is the story of an average teenager who takes a pill purported to make people more easygoing.
Following a world premiere at Two River Theater in New Jersey in 2015, Be More Chill steadily amassed a cult following online for three years, leading to a commercial Off-Broadway debut at the Pershing Square Signature Center this summer. The production opened August 9.
Stephen Brackett directs a company made up of Will Roland as Jeremy, 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 orchestrations by Charlie Rosen.
Casting for the Broadway transfer will be officially announced at a later date.