Be More Chill, a musical adaptation of Ned Vizzini's science fiction novel of the same name — penned by "Smash" and The Black Suits songwriter Joe Iconis and playwright Joe Tracz — will be given a private reading at Two River Theater Company in New Jersey.
According to a press representative for the theatre company, Two River has commissioned Iconis and Tracz to adapt "Be More Chill" and is working with the duo for an upcoming private reading, as part of the developmental process.
Additional details, including production dates, have not yet been announced.
The 2004 novel "Be More Chill" centers on high school student Jeremy Heere, who — in hopes to boost his popularity status and ward off bullies — obtains a "squip," a quantum computer in pill form that can communicate directly with your brain after being ingested.
Iconis, whose Black Suits is currently playing at the Center Theatre Group, also penned the Drama Desk Award-nominated Bloodsong of Love, ReWrite and The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks as well as the theatrical concert Things to Ruin. His songs have also appeared on the second season of the NBC musical drama "Smash."
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You