BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Now Available on Vinyl
BE MORE CHILL is now available on vinyl from Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater. The show features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. According to the New York Times, it became "one of the most popular new musicals in America" before ever premiering on a New York stage. The vinyl double gatefold package features new illustrative designs, green and red colored discs, and a 16-page booklet with lyrics, production photos and a new liner note from Joe Iconis. Watch a special trailer of the LP is below:
PledgeMusic gives fans the exclusive on copies of the vinyl, in addition to limited edition and signed cast album merchandise, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and costumes and props from the original production at Two River Theater. A digital download of the Original Cast Recording is included with each offer. To view these special offerings, please visit https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bemorechill.
The Be More Chill New York premiere production - directed by Stephen Brackett and choreographed by Chase Brock - is enjoying a sold-out limited off-Broadway engagement that was recently extended through September 30. It takes place at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). For all performances throughout the engagement, a limited number of Be More Chill lottery tickets will be available exclusively through TodayTix for $29 each. For last-minute tickets to sold-out performances, join the cancellation line at the box office one hour prior to curtain for every show or check Ticket Central the day of the show.
Before arriving in New York, Be More Chill was an organic sensation, amassing an unprecedented following across various online platforms, with millions of fans from Brazil to Japan to New Jersey sharing fan art, streaming the album, and talking about the show. The cast recording, which has now racked up over 160 million streams worldwide, entered the Billboard "Broadway Top Ten" chart in its 97th week of release and is one of the only shows to enter the top 10 prior to a New York run. In 2017, Tumblr ranked Be More Chill as the #2 most talked-about musical on their platform, following Hamilton. The album is produced by Kurt Deutsch, Joe Iconis and Charlie Rosen.
The recording of Be More Chill features original cast members Jake Boyd (Jake), Gerard Canonico (Rich), Katlyn Carlson (Chloe), Will Connolly (Jeremy), Stephanie Hsu (Christine) Katie Ladner (Jenna Rolan), Lauren Marcus (Brooke), Eric William Morris (The Squip) George Salazar (Michael), and Paul Whitty (Jeremy's Dad/Mr. Reyes/Scary Stockboy). The six-piece orchestra includes Nathan Dame (Conductor and Keyboard), Danny Jonokuchi (Theremin/Trumpet), Dan McMillan (Drums/Percussion), Josh Plotner (Vocoder/Reeds), Mike Rosengarten (Guitar) and Amanda Ruzza (Bass).
Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
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