Read Reviews for the Off-Broadway Premiere of Be More Chill

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The Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz musical celebrated its official opening at the Signature Theatre August 9. Read what critics think.

The New York premiere of Be More Chill celebrated its official opening in the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center August 9. The coming-of-age musical arrives Off-Broadway following a world premiere at New Jersey's Two River Theater in 2015 and after gradually amassing a large fan following online.

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Based on Ned Vizzini’s novel, Be More Chill tells the story of an average teenager, played by Dear Evan Hansen's Will Roland, who takes a pill purported to make people more easygoing. The musical features a score by Joe Iconis, a book by Joe Tracz, direction by Stephen Brackett and choreography by Chase Brock.

Read reviews for the Off-Broadway premiere of Be More Chill below. Check back for updates.

DC Theatre Scene (Jonathan Mandell)

The Guardian (Jake Nevins)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Towleroad (Naveen Kumar)

Observer (David Cote)

Variety (A. D. Amorosi)

Wall Street Journal (Terry Teachout)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Performances of Be More Chill began July 26 and are scheduled through September 30.

The cast is made up of 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.

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