Based on Ned Vizzini’s novel, the show tells the story of an average teenager, who takes a pill purported to make people more — you guessed it — chill.

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Based on the cult sensation novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is the story of Jeremy Heere, your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing-special New Jersey. That is, until the day he finds out about "The Squip." Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy's desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self. Be More Chill is an honest, edgy, super-hilarious look at coming of age in the digital age, set to some of the most exciting songs in contemporary musical theater. This original musical comedy looks at modern issues like depression, bullying, and anxiety through the lens of sci-fi films of the 50s, horror flicks of the 80s, and teen movies of the 90s. Little Shop of Horrors meets The Breakfast Club in this celebration of outcasts, teenaged or otherwise.

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Following a sold-out 10-week off-Broadway engagement at the Pershing Square Signature Center, the hit new musical Be More Chill transfers to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre in spring 2019, beginning previews on February 13 and officially opening on March 10, 2019.


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The musical premiered in May 30, 2015 at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey. The production featured Will Connolly as Jeremy, Eric William Morris as the Squip, George Salazar as Michael, and Stephanie Hsu as Christine, as well as Katie Ladner, Lauren Marcus, Jake Boyd, Gerard Canonico, Katlyn Carlson, and Paul Whitty. The musical was commissioned by Two River Theater as part of their new play development program.

Be More Chill received an Off-Broadway production at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center. It began previews July 26, 2018 and ended production on September 30, 2018. This production featured several original cast members including Hsu, Salazar, Canonico, Carlson and Marcus reprising their respective roles. New cast members included Will Roland as Jeremy, Jason Tam as the Squip, Britton Smith as Jake, Tiffany Mann as Jenna, and Jason "Sweettooth" Williams as Mr. Heere.

On September 5, 2018 it was announced that a Broadway production is planned, with previews scheduled to begin at the Lyceum Theatre on February 13, 2019. The Broadway transfer is estimated to cost $9.5 million according to lead producer Jerry Goehring.



Liste des chansons

Act 1
"Jeremy's Theme" – Orchestra
"More Than Survive" – Jeremy, Michael, Ensemble
"I Love Play Rehearsal" – Christine
"The SQUIP Song" – Rich, Ensemble
"Two-Player Game" – Michael, Jeremy
"The Squip Enters" – Ensemble
"Be More Chill Pt. 1" – Squip, Jeremy, Mall People
"Do You Wanna Ride?" – Brooke, Chloe
"Be More Chill Pt. 2" – Squip, Jeremy, Mall People
"More Than Survive (Reprise)" – Jeremy, Squip, Ensemble
"A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into" – Christine, Jeremy, Squip, Ensemble
"The SQUIP Lurks" – Orchestra
"Upgrade" – Brooke, Squip, Jeremy, Jake, Christine, Company
† "Loser Geek Whatever" — Jeremy
Act 2
"Halloween" – Brooke, Jake, Chloe, Rich, Jenna, Company
"Do You Wanna Hang?" – Chloe
"Michael in the Bathroom" – Michael
"A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into (Reprise)" - Jeremy, Christine
"The Smartphone Hour" – Jenna, Chloe, Brooke, Ensemble
◇ "The Pants Song" – Mr. Heere, Michael
◇ "The Pitiful Children" – Squip, Jeremy, Jenna, Ensemble
"The Play" – Michael, Jake, Brooke, Chloe, Jeremy, Christine, Squip, Ensemble
"Voices in My Head" – Jeremy, Christine, Ensemble

† Added to the Off-Broadway production.
◇ Prior to the off-Broadway production, the order of "The Pants Song" and "The Pitiful Children" was reversed.

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