BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording to Be Released on Vinyl
BE MORE CHILL - the musical whose cult status and social media following have propelled it to chart-topping success and a long-awaited Off Broadway debut this summer - will be released on vinyl from Ghostlight Records in July. The show features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. Fans who pre-order through PledgeMusic will be the first to receive the vinyl package, which features new illustrative designs, colored discs, and a booklet with lyrics, production photos and a new liner note from Joe Iconis. The release will coincide with the show's New York premiere production, which starts previews on Thursday, July 26.
Fans who pre-order the album through PledgeMusic will have the exclusive opportunity to pledge 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 atTwo River Theater. A digital download of the Original Cast Recording is included with each offer.
To pre-order the vinyl and unlock the chance to pledge on all these special offerings, please visit pledgemusic.com/projects/bemorechill.
When BE MORE CHILL has its New York premiere production this summer, Stephen Brackett directs and Chase Brock choreographs the limited 9-week, off-Broadway engagement from July 26 through September 23. It will take place at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC), opening August 9. Tickets are available at www.bemorechillmusical.com.
Before arriving in New York, BE MORE CHILL has been 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 has racked up over 100 million streams, and entered the Billboard "Broadway Top Ten" chart in its 97th week of release, 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.
BE MORE CHILL had its world premiere in an extended run at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ The orchestrator and musical supervisor was Charlie Rosen and the musical director and copyist was Nathan Dame. The BE MORE CHILL cast album was produced by Kurt Deutsch, Joe Iconis and Charlie Rosen. The show is licensed by R&H Theatricals.
The[MH1] 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).
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