BE MORE CHILL reveals new artwork for Broadway run


Be More Chill, the Broadway-Bound musical featuring music lyrics by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz, has unveiled new artwork for its Broadway launch, beginning February 13 at The Lyceum Theater. 
"We were so thrilled and completely honored to be included in the process of designing the new artwork for Be More Chill," says Joe Iconis. "It was a little terrifying to think of changing the basic image we've had since 2015, which is why it was important for us to maintain the key component of the image. The subject of the Be More Chill artwork has always been an average, nothing-special, slightly nerdy kid. What we love about the new version is that we've elevated our average Joe (or Average Jeremy, as it were) to the level of full-blown poster boy."
"Our electric neon, 80's and 90's-inspired imagery is an unabashed celebration of a geeky misfit," says Joe Tracz. "Our poster isn't a glamour shot of a fancy model, it's a geek-tastic explosion of sci-fi neediness, complete with a back-pack and a prominently displayed alien monster emoji. We can't wait to see this thing reflected in the cab windows of Times Square. Or on the label of an out-of-print game from 1992 or a vintage cassette from 1987."
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Be More Chill will begin performances at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Wednesday, February 13 at 8PM. The official opening night is Sunday evening, March 10. Tickets are now on sale at, (212) 239-6200 or (800) 447-7400, and at the Lyceum Theatre box office. Group Sales are available through Broadway Inbound, (866) 302-0995,
Be More Chill, features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (NBC's "Smash," The Black SuitsBroadway Bounty Hunter) and a book by Joe Tracz (The Lightning Thief, Netflix's "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events") based on the cult sensation novel by Ned Vizzini. Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Cellar) directs and Chase Brock (HBO's "Last Week Tonight," Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) choreographs.
The initial New York premiere production of  Be More Chill played a sold-out limited engagement off-Broadway this summer. A hit with audiences and critics alike, The New York Times writes "Be More Chill is one of the most popular musicals in America." The Wall Street Journal raves "you don't have to be a millennial to revel in the spunky charms of Be More Chill. See it now if you can wrangle a ticket, because it's going to hit big - deservedly so." The New Yorker says "if you fed Dear Evan Hansen and Mean Girls to the Little Shop of Horrors plant, with a few Xbox games as a digestif, Be More Chill is probably what you would get. ...Dynamic, jouncy, and as infectious as malware." The Hollywood Reporter says "uproarious laughter ...enjoyable, catchy, up-tempo numbers, so winning that it's hard to resist," and Vox calls Be More Chill "a sensation. ... wildly adored  ...universal. ... The audience was screaming at every song." Variety writes "It's one thing to be told that Be More Chill is a viral hit on the internet. It's quite another to experience the hype live and in the room, where the audience explodes like it's at a rock concert. ...People have come from all around the country, if not all around the world to see it."
Even before arriving in New York, Be More Chill's inspired a dedicated community of fans around the world. Before opening, this summer's New York premiere engagement sold out its entire limited run with tickets purchased by fans from all 50 states (plus Washington D.C.), and from 18 countries on five continents. Be More Chill 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 200 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.  Shortly after the announcement of  Be More Chill's Broadway run, it was announced that Shawn Levy's 21 Laps("Stranger Things," ArrivalNight at the Museum) and Greg Berlanti Productions (Love Simon, "Dawson's Creek," "Brothers & Sisters") would bring an adaptation of the Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz musical to the screen.
What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it, no questions asked? In   Be More Chill, achieving that elusive "perfect life" is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology-but it comes at a cost that's not as easy to swallow. What could possibly go wrong? Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, this thrillingly exciting, comically subversive, and deeply felt new musical takes on the competing voices in all of our heads. And ultimately proves, there's never been a better time in history to be yourself-especially if you're a loser...geek...or whatever. 
The cast of this summer's New York premiere production of  Be More Chill featured Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening, Groundhog Day) as Rich,Katlyn Carlson (Dirty Dancing, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin) as Chloe,Stephanie Hsu (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Christine, Tiffany Mann (WaitressJerry Springer the Opera) as Jenna, Lauren Marcus (The Humans at St. Louis Rep, Company at Barrington Stage) as Brooke, Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen, The Black Suits) as Jeremy, George Salazar (tick tick BOOM!, Godspell, The Lightning Thief) as Michael, Britton Smith (Shuffle AlongAfter Midnight) as Jake, Jason Tam(NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," KPOP) as The Squip, and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Freaky Friday, Benny and Joon, Bloodsong of Love) as Jeremy's Dad/Mr. Reyes. Cameron Bond (Finding Neverland), Troy Iwata (The Boy Who Danced on Air), and Talia Suskauer (Love in Hate Nation) are the company swings.
Be More Chill features scenic design by Tony Award-winner Beowulf Boritt (Come From Away), costume design by Bobby Frederick Tilley II (Lizzie BordenTop Girls); lighting design by Tony Award-winner Tyler Micoleau (The Band's Visit); sound design by Ryan Rumery (Fool For Love); projection design by Alex Basco Koch (Buyer & Cellar); wig and hair design by Dave Bova; musical direction by Emily Marshall; orchestrations by Charlie Rosen (Prince of BroadwayHoneymoon in Vegas); casting by Telsey + Company / Adam Caldwell, CSA & Rebecca Scholl, CSA; production stage management by Amanda Michaels (The Children, The Ballad of Little Jo). John Corker and Lisa Dozier King are general managers for the Broadway run of Be More Chill.
Following up on the success of The 2015 Two River Theater cast recording, available from Ghostlight Records, a special edition Be More Chill original cast recording on vinyl is now available. The 2-disc package features new illustrative designs, green and red colored discs, and a 16-page, 12 x 12 booklet with lyrics, production photos and a new liner note from Joe Iconis.   
Performance rights for Be More Chill are licensed by R&H Theatricals.
Be More Chill begins performances at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street, NYC), on Wed. February 13 at 8PM. The official opening night is Sunday evening, March 10. Be More Chill plays preview performances Tuesday - Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 7:30PM, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. There's a special matinee performance on Wed. 3/6 at 2PM. There is no matinee on Sunday, March 10. Beginning March 12 performances are Tuesday and Thursday at 7PM; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8PM; with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM, and Sunday at 3PM. Ticketsare now on sale at, (212) 239-6200 or (800) 447-7400, and at the Lyceum Theatre box office. Tickets range from $49 - $165 with additional premium seating options available. A limited number of Squip Zone tickets will be available at each performance. A Squip Zone ticket includes a seat in the first two rows of the theatre and one limited edition collector's item created monthly and exclusively for Squip Zone ticket holders. Group Sales are available through Broadway Inbound, (866) 302-0995,


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