Be More Chill, the new musical from Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz, celebrated its official opening at the Lyceum Theatre March 10 after beginning preview performances February 13. The production arrives on Broadway with an established cult following, garnering the attention of younger audiences online after a New Jersey world premiere at Two River Theater in 2015 and a subsequent commercial Off-Broadway run in 2018.
Featuring a score by Iconis and a book by 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.
Flip through photos of the opening night below:
Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Be More Chill on Broadway
The full company from the Off-Broadway engagement reprises their performances at the Lyceum, including Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen) as Jeremy, George Salazar(Godspell) as Michael, Stephanie Hsu (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Christine, Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening) as Rich, Katlyn Carlson (Dirty Dancing) as Chloe, Tiffany Mann (Waitress) as Jenna, Lauren Marcus (Barrington's Company) as Brooke, Britton Smith (Shuffle Along) as Jake, Jason SweetTooth Williams (Freaky Friday) as Mr. Heere/Mr. Reyes/Scary Stockboy, and Jason Tam (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert) as The Squip.
Rounding out the cast as understudies are Cameron Bond, Anthony Chatmon II, Morgan Siobhan Green, Troy Iwata, Talia Suskauer, and Joel Waggoner.
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 is by Telsey + Company.