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Be More Chill Announces Closing!

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#51
Posted: 6/21/19 at 11:53am

There is a current (or just closing) production in Chicago.

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#52
Posted: 6/21/19 at 1:29pm

dwwst12 said: "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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Revenue that comes in from tours or licensing doesn’t make the initial production any less of a loss. Productions are separate from the material. 

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#53
Posted: 6/24/19 at 12:18pm

Just bought tickets for my husband and I (my second time, his first) to see the final Saturday performance. I tend to root for the underdog and am sorry to see it leave so soon. I thought the score was uneven - there are songs I loved and a couple that I hated - but the set and sound design are fantastic and Jason Tam should've been nominated for Best Featured Actor.

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#54
Posted: 7/1/19 at 3:16pm

Be More Chill does a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR:

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/01/736773380/be-more-chill-tiny-desk-concert

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#55
Posted: 9/29/19 at 4:43pm
Seems they may be back in some capacity. Their social media is teasing a 4.0 upgrade.
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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#56
Posted: 9/30/19 at 12:56am

They just announced they're opening Off-West End in February at The Other Palace.

How do you think it's gonna do over there? I think this is Joe Iconis' first international production, so good for him.

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#57
Posted: 9/30/19 at 2:02am

Alex Kulak2 said: "They just announced they're opening Off-West End in February at The Other Palace.

How do you think it's gonna do over there? I think this is Joe Iconis' first international production, so good for him.
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literally why is this happening?

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#58
Posted: 9/30/19 at 6:34am
I guess they think they need to ride the wave while it is still moving.
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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#59
Posted: 9/30/19 at 7:50am

LightsOut90 said: "
literally why is this happening?"

The Other Palace is exactly the right place for Be More Chill; it's the only fringe venue in London that really dedicates itself to musical theatre, it's a medium size venue, and cult shows play short runs there for a bit so the show gets seen and a market for further licensed productions can happen.

It's very unlikely to move anywhere from there, but could potentially make a little money based on young adult hype.  Regardless of your feelings about the quality of the show, from a licensing/production perspective it's not a terrible idea.

 

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#60
Posted: 9/30/19 at 8:30am

The breaking news item refers to it as "the smash hit Broadway musical".

 

Oooooohhhkaaaaayyy. Guess the bar for that is lower than I thought.

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#61
Posted: 9/30/19 at 10:18am

See, this is the kind of stuff the show should be doing. Limited, fringe-sized engagements in international/regional theatres. I'll admit I'm not a fan of the show in the slightest (I really tried...), but clearly it has it's fans. It shouldn't try and pretend like it'll be a long-running smash musical, when it's a perfectly serviceable niche musical. This seems a lot more appropriate. 

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Be More Chill Announces Closing!#62
Posted: 9/30/19 at 11:58am
Heathers just did well there and went to the West End! So never know!

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