Joe Iconis' Be More Chill Cast Recording, with Gerard Canonico, George Salazar and More, Released Today

News   Joe Iconis' Be More Chill Cast Recording, with Gerard Canonico, George Salazar and More, Released Today
 
The Two River Theater production of Be More Chill, a new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz, based on the acclaimed 2004 novel by Ned Vizzini, is released digitally Oct. 30 by Sh-K-Boom and Ghostlight Records. The CD is scheduled for release Dec. 18.

The production was directed by Stephen Brackett with orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, music direction by Nathan Dame and choreography by Chase Brock.

The company featured Jake Boyd (Rock of Ages) as Jake, Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening) as Rich, Katlyn Carlson (Dirty Dancing) as Chloe, Katie Ladner (Heathers: The Musical) as Jenna Rolan, Lauren Marcus (The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks) as Brooke, George Salazar (Godspell) as Michael and Paul Whitty (Once) as Jeremy's Dad.

Click here for an iTunes preview.

The CD can be ordered here.

Check out the photo exclusive with cast member Salazar, who took Playbill behind the scenes of the new musical in New Jersey!

Here's how Two River billed the musical: "Jeremy Heere (played by Will Connolly, Once) is just an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about 'The Squip' (Eric William Morris, Bloodsong of Love by Joe Iconis) — a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine (Stephanie Hsu, Winners), an invite to the raddest party of the year and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. But is being the most popular guy in school worth the risk?"

Two River Theater commissioned Be More Chill in 2011 and has supported its development through readings, workshops and artist residencies. The project is the largest musical and one of the most ambitious projects in the theatre's history.

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