After a hit run Off-Broadway, Be More Chill will begin performances on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre February 13 ahead of a March 10 opening. As previously reported, the entire Off-Broadway cast of Be More Chill will make the move to Broadway when the musical transfers to the Lyceum Theatre.
Featuring a score by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz, Be More Chill is based on Ned Vizzini’s novel about an average teenager who takes a pill purported to make people more—you guessed it—chill. The musical premiered at Two River Theater in New Jersey in 2015.
Flip through photos of rehearsal below:
Photos: Go Inside the First Day of Rehearsal for Be More Chill on Broadway
Returning to the company will be Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen, The Black Suits) as Jeremy; George Salazar (tick tick BOOM!, Godspell, The Lightning Thief) as Michael; Stephanie Hsu (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Christine; Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening, Groundhog Day) as Rich; Katlyn Carlson (Dirty Dancing, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin) as Chloe; Tiffany Mann (Waitress, Jerry Springer the Opera) as Jenna; Lauren Marcus (The Humans at St. Louis Rep, Company at Barrington Stage) as Brooke; Britton Smith (Shuffle Along, After Midnight) as Jake; Jason SweetTooth Williams (Freaky Friday, Benny and Joon, Bloodsong of Love) as Mr. Heere - Mr. Reyes - Scary Stockboy; and Jason Tam (Jesus Christ Superstar, KPOP) as The Squip.
Cameron Bond (Finding Neverland), Anthony Chatmon II (The Book Of Mormon), Morgan Siobhan Green (Sweetee), Troy Iwata (The Boy Who Danced on Air), Talia Suskauer (Love in Hate Nation) and Joel Waggoner (School of Rock) are the company understudies.