Read the Reviews for Be More Chill on Broadway

The Verdict   Read the Reviews for Be More Chill on Broadway
The new musical from Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz opened March 10 at the Lyceum Theatre.
Stephanie Hsu and Will Roland Maria Baranova

After a world premiere in New Jersey and a subsequent Off-Broadway bow, Be More Chill celebrated its official Broadway opening March 10 at the Lyceum Theatre.

The full company from the latter engagement reprises their performances on Broadway, including Will Roland as Jeremy, George Salazar as Michael, Stephanie Hsu as Christine, Gerard Canonico as Rich, Katlyn Carlson as Chloe, Tiffany Mann as Jenna, Lauren Marcus as Brooke, Britton Smith as Jake, Jason SweetTooth Williams as Mr. Heere/Mr. Reyes/Scary Stockboy, and Jason Tam as The Squip.

Read what critics thought of the Broadway production below.

amNY (Matt Windman)

Broadway Journal (Philip Boroff)

Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

DC Theatre Scene (Jonathan Mandell)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Entertainment Weekly (Jessica Derschowitz)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

Los Angeles Time (Charles McNulty)

Mashable (Erin Strecker)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Sara Holdren)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo and Michael Sommers)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Theater News Online (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The Theatre Times (Michael Appler)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

Towleroad (Naveen Kumar)

Variety (A.D. Amorosi)

The Washington Post (Peter Marks)

Playbill will continue to update this list as more reviews come in.

Rounding out the cast as understudies are Cameron Bond, Anthony Chatmon II, Morgan Siobhan Green, Troy Iwata, Talia Suskauer, and Joel Waggoner.

The musical, directed by Stephen Brackett, 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 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.

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