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Be More Chill Announces Closing!

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#26
Posted: 6/20/19 at 10:59pm

was not my cup of tea but the score had its moments and the cast was pretty good. I especially found Salazar/"Michael in the Bathroom" to be incredibly touching. Like the Prom, I don't think this was ever capable of expanding beyond a somewhat niche audience, but wish them all the best going forward. 

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#27
Posted: 6/20/19 at 11:00pm
I’d be shocked if this doesn’t tour non-equity. Wonder if they’ll announce it closing night?
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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#28
Posted: 6/20/19 at 11:15pm

Has anyone, anyone, actually seen an official closing notice on any of the sites, oh, like this one?  I looked here and elsewhere and haven't but maybe they're just late in getting the news?

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#29
Posted: 6/20/19 at 11:19pm

It's on over a dozen websites but if you need official confirmation, it's right there on their website

 http://bemorechillmusical.com/

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#30
Posted: 6/20/19 at 11:20pm

bk said: "Has anyone, anyone, actually seen an official closing notice on any of the sites, oh, like this one? I looked here and elsewhere and haven't but maybe they're just late in getting the news?"

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-BE-MORE-CHILL-Announces-Summer-Closing-Date-20190620

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#31
Posted: 6/20/19 at 11:21pm

Pose2 said: "It's on over a dozen websites but if you need official confirmation, it's right there on their website

http://bemorechillmusical.com/
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Plus Joe Iconis literally announced it at the show tonight, after the curtain call.

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#32
Posted: 6/20/19 at 11:22pm

Joe Iconis also announced it on stage after tonight's performance. It was streamed live on their Instagram and should still be up if anyone is interested.

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#33
Posted: 6/21/19 at 12:31am

Discovered the show online around the time it was rising in internet fame, saw it off broadway and really enjoyed it for the most part, fans were intense, and it didn’t strike me as a show that should transfer, so I wasn’t surprised by the reception, lack of noms, or closing, but man that Iconis performance of ‘Broadway, Here I Come!’ hit hard... definitely a tear jerker. 

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#34
Posted: 6/21/19 at 12:36am

Really enjoyed the performance given from this cast- they were great. A couple of awesome songs too (Michael in the Bathroom and Do You Wanna Ride for certain). The overall story however...I guess the "teen musical heir to Dear Evan Hansen" takes were way too hot...

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#35
Posted: 6/21/19 at 12:40am
THANKS A LOT JAMES CORDEN!!!!!!!!
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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#36
Posted: 6/21/19 at 12:51am

Pose2 said: "It's on over a dozen websites but if you need official confirmation, it's right there on their website

http://bemorechillmusical.com/
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Calm down.  At the time I looked it was actually on none of the theater sites, including this one.  I guess it is now.  

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#37
Posted: 6/21/19 at 1:54am

Um, I think you misspelled "needy".  Your post didn't really merit a thank you.  It merited the response it was given.

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#38
Posted: 6/21/19 at 2:20am
The Distinctive Baritone said: "THANKS A LOT JAMES CORDEN!!!!!!!!"



Did you ask for permission before using his name?

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#39
Posted: 6/21/19 at 2:50am
Well, if nothing else, this will demonstrate the commercial viability relying entirely on being viral. A million streams of the album means nothing if those people don’t buy tickets.
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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#40
Posted: 6/21/19 at 8:36am
Sad to see it go. Won me over Off Broadway and have been silently rooting for it ever since. It will be remembered fondly by me and many others. Here’s hoping the cast and crew have more fortune coming their way.
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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#41
Posted: 6/21/19 at 8:44am

VotePeron said: "Y'all lost your MINDS whenever someone said something negative in The Prom's closing thread, but you're out the gate swinging with joy about BMC. Hate this place sometimes."

Same thing happened with Anastasia and Band's Visit.  One bad word about Band's Visit and the crowd went nuts, but the Anastasia thread was filled with criticism.

"It's you." "It's me. Orpheus." "Eurydice..." *crying*
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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#42
Posted: 6/21/19 at 8:47am

sparksatmidnight said: "The Distinctive Baritone said: "THANKS A LOT JAMES CORDEN!!!!!!!!"

Did you ask for permission before using his name?
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As someone who still thinks they should've gotten a Tonys shout-out, this made me LOL.

"It's you." "It's me. Orpheus." "Eurydice..." *crying*
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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#43
Posted: 6/21/19 at 8:47am
I really hope Tiffany Mann makes it back to broadway soon. She's such a powerhouse.
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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#44
Posted: 6/21/19 at 9:03am

Kad said: "Well, if nothing else, this will demonstrate the commercial viability relying entirely on being viral. A million streams of the album means nothing if those people don’t buy tickets."

Don't a lot of shows that fail to recoup on Broadway make the money back -- albeit slowly -- via tours, licensing, etc?  I feel like with a couple of lyric changes, this show could be a steady earner in high school and community theater for a long time.  It seems like measuring commercial viability by the length of an initial run is only measuring a small part of the business.

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#45
Posted: 6/21/19 at 9:06am

iwuldwf said: "dramamama611 said: "VotePeron said: "Y'all lost your MINDS whenever someone said something negative in The Prom's closing thread, but you're out the gate swinging with joy about BMC. Hate this place sometimes."

I thought the same thing.
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Is this joy happening in a different thread? I'm mostly seeing"Not my favorite show, but I feelfor the cast/crew" sentiments.
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I assume the author of the snarky post (who is consistently one of the most insightful and entertaining here, in my opinion!) realized that they'd done the exact same thing they were critical of in the Prom thread, and changed the wording.  It's the Internet -- it happens.  No harm, no foul.

 

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#46
Posted: 6/21/19 at 9:19am
^that's exactly what happened,
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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#47
Posted: 6/21/19 at 9:32am
I do wonder if this will tour. Either way, be prepared for every high school and community theater to do this as soon as the rights are available.
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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#48
Posted: 6/21/19 at 9:44am
With that opening to Act II? Not without some heavy editing.

And it won't play my high school Well, not before I retire, anyway.
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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#49
Posted: 6/21/19 at 9:44am

ACL2006 said: "I do wonder if this will tour. Either way, be prepared for every high school and community theater to do this as soon as the rights are available."

Haven't the rights always been available, even during the Broadway run? I thought I read somewhere that the producers kept them available and there's even been regional productions while it was on Broadway.

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#50
Posted: 6/21/19 at 11:18am

little_sally said: "ACL2006 said: "I do wonder if this will tour. Either way, be prepared for every high school and community theater to do this as soon as the rights are available."

Haven't the rights always been available, even during the Broadway run? I thought I read somewhere that the producers kept them available and there's even been regional productions while it was on Broadway.
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Yes rights have always been available for the original, pre-broadway, material.  We had a local high school do it in the fall and a small regional theatre has it on tap for the summer.  




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