Be More Chill – Begins February 13th
A new musical that tells the story of an average teenager who takes a pill purported to make people more…chill.
Be More Chill is based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Ned Vizzini. Composer Joe Iconis is a recipient of the 2006 Jonathan Larson Award and the 2007 Ed Kleban Award. He has written musicals and cabaret-style pieces, including Plastic! The Musical and Triumphant Baby! Author Joe Tracz is a 2017 Drama Desk winner for The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. Following a world premiere at Two River Theater in New Jersey in 2015, Be More Chill readily amassed a cult following online for three years, leading to a commercial Off-Broadway debut at the Pershing Square Signature Center in the summer of 2018.
Before arriving in New York, the show had already amassed an unprecedented following across various online platforms, with millions of fans from Brazil to Japan to New Jersey sharing fan art, streaming the album (over 170 million streams to date), and talking about the show. In 2017, Tumblr ranked Be More Chill as the #2 most talked-about musical on their platform, following Hamilton.