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Joe Tracz

 
Bio:
Joe Tracz is an American playwright and screenwriter. Tracz is the author of Lucille and Outer Critics Circle nominee Be More Chill, which opened on Broadway in 2019. His show The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, produced by Theatreworks USA, also received nominations for Lortel and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Joe Tracz is an American playwright and screenwriter. Tracz is the author of Lucille and Outer Critics Circle nominee Be More Chill, which opened on Broadway in 2019. His show The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, produced by Theatreworks USA, also received nominations for Lortel and ... (read complete bio)

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Book Writer Joe Tracz poses at the opening night of the ne Photo

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Book Writer Joe Tracz poses at the opening night of the new musical based on the film "The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical" on Broadway at The Longacre Theatre on October 16, 2019 in New York City (Photo by Bruce Glikas/WireImage)

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Director Stephen Brackett, Music & Lyrics Rob Rokicki, Book Writer Joe Tracz and Choreographer Patrick McCollum

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Rob Rokicki and Book Writer Joe Tracz

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Joe Tracz Biography

Joe Tracz is an American playwright and screenwriter.

Tracz is the author of Lucille and Outer Critics Circle nominee Be More Chill, which opened on Broadway in 2019. His show The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, produced by Theatreworks USA, also received nominations for Lortel and Drama Desk Awards. His book for Poster Boy, about the 2010 suicide of college student Tyler Clementi, was produced at Williamstown Theatre Festival. His work has been developed at the Public Theatre, Ars Nova, Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Cub, and Second Stage Theatre. He has also written for Netflix's Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Tracz received a BA from Kalamazoo College and an MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Joe Tracz Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Joe Tracz, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Joe Tracz News

LISTEN: Joe Iconis & Family Release Star-Studded 'Album', Featuring Lin-Manuel Mirand Photo LISTEN: Joe Iconis & Family Release Star-Studded 'Album', Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Aaron Tveit & More
by Michael Major - Jun 17, 2022

The album features over 70 members of Iconis’ vast family of collaborators including Aaron Tveit, Andrew Ranells, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Krysta Rodriguez, Andrew Barth Feldman, Kerry Butler, Danny Burstein, Annie Golden, George Salazar, Will Roland, and many more. Plus, check out upcoming concert dates!

LISTEN: Joe Iconis & Family Share New Song 'Tightrope Walker / Mountain Climber / Me' Photo LISTEN: Joe Iconis & Family Share New Song 'Tightrope Walker / Mountain Climber / Me' Performed by Molly Hager
by Michael Major - Jun 10, 2022

It’s the fifth and final single from Iconis’ sprawling new 44-track album, simply titled Album, which features over 70 members of Iconis’ vast family of collaborators including Aaron Tveit, Andrew Ranells, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Krysta Rodriguez, Andrew Barth Feldman, Kerry Butler, Danny Burstein, Annie Golden, George Salazar, Will Roland, and more.

Andrew Rannells, George Salazar & More to Join Joe Iconis at The Bourbon Room for ALB Photo Andrew Rannells, George Salazar & More to Join Joe Iconis at The Bourbon Room for ALBUM Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS announced that composer, songwriter, and playwright Joe Iconis will welcome a star-studded list of guest performers for his Wednesday, June 22 show at The Bourbon Room in Los Angeles to celebrate the release of Album.

The Monmouth Community Players Announce The Cast Of THE LIGHTNING THIEF - A PERCY JAC Photo The Monmouth Community Players Announce The Cast Of THE LIGHTNING THIEF - A PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2022

The Monmouth Community Players, along with Marquis Sponsor, Monmouth Federal Credit Union, welcome you to experience the marriage of Greek Mythology, teen angst, and acceptance of one's differences in The Lightning Thief - A Percy Jackson Musical.

Orlando Repertory Theatre Announces 2022 â€" 2023 Season Featuring the World Premiere Photo Orlando Repertory Theatre Announces 2022 â€" 2023 Season Featuring the World Premiere of TRUE NORTH & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022

Orlando Repertory Theatre has announced its 20th Birthday Season for 2022 – 2023.  

Modern Greek Gods Come To Life In Inclusive Rock Musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF Photo Modern Greek Gods Come To Life In Inclusive Rock Musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022

Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (book by Joe Tracz, music & lyrics by Rob Rokicki) is an action-packed mythical adventure highlighting neurodiversity, courage, and friendship.

New Translation of Chekov's THREE SISTERS to be Presented at Two River Theater Photo New Translation of Chekov's THREE SISTERS to be Presented at Two River Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

Pulitzer Prize finalist and Two River Theater Playwright-in-Residence Madeleine George (Hurricane Diane, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England) is collaborating with director Sara Holdren (Twelfth Night) to create a new translation of Chekhov’s classic play about big souls trapped in tiny boxes.

World Premiere of Mando Alvarado's LIVING AND BREATHING & More Announced for Two Rive Photo World Premiere of Mando Alvarado's LIVING AND BREATHING & More Announced for Two River Theater 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022

Two River Theater has announced an exciting theatrical season, featuring world premiere work as well as plays with some of American theater’s most lauded talents.

Video: Andrew Barth Feldman Performs 'Archie's All-American'  From Joe Iconis' 'ALBUM Photo Video: Andrew Barth Feldman Performs 'Archie's All-American' From Joe Iconis' 'ALBUM'
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

An all new single, “Archie's All-American,” has been released from Album, the new recording by musical theater virtuoso Joe Iconis. The new single features wunderkind actor and former Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen, Andrew Barth Feldman. Watch the performance!

BWW Exclusive: Heidi Blickenstaff Sings 'Ammonia' from Joe Iconis' ALBUM Photo BWW Exclusive: Heidi Blickenstaff Sings 'Ammonia' from Joe Iconis' ALBUM
by A.A. Cristi - May 5, 2022

Joe Iconis's mega-record Album is on the way and BroadwayWorld has your exclusive first listen of the lead single 'Ammonia' sung by Tony-nominee Heidi Blickenstaff!

Joe Tracz Videos

VIDEO: Two River Theatre Celebrates ASL Day with Theatre Signs! VideoVIDEO: Two River Theatre Celebrates ASL Day with Theatre Signs!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020

In celebration of National ASL Day, Two River Theatre patron Lori Timney guides you through some theater-related signs!

VIDEO: Carl Hendrick Louis Performs From RADIO GOLF as Part of Two River Theater's Sc VideoVIDEO: Carl Hendrick Louis Performs From RADIO GOLF as Part of Two River Theater's Scene at Two River Series
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2020

Carl Hendrick Louis performs from Two River's recent production of August Wilson's RADIO GOLF in this new Scene at Two River video!

VIDEO: Two River Theater's Literary Manager Taylor Barfield Shares Context For The Am VideoVIDEO: Two River Theater's Literary Manager Taylor Barfield Shares Context For The American Century Cycle by August Wilson
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2020

Two River Theater's Literary Manager Taylor Barfield shares some context for the American Century Cycle by August Wilson, through the company's recent production of Radio Golf.

VIDEO: Two River's Special Events Manager Katie Benson Shows Off Art From Opening Nig VideoVIDEO: Two River's Special Events Manager Katie Benson Shows Off Art From Opening Nights, Galas, and More!
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2020

Two River Theater is hoping to give fans a little party spirit with this new video! Special Events Manager Katie Benson brings some festivity to your day with 'Katie's Closet'!

VIDEO: Meet the London Cast of BE MORE CHILL VideoVIDEO: Meet the London Cast of BE MORE CHILL
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2019

C-c-c'mon! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the viral hit musical Be More Chill is making its UK premiere this February at The Other Palace, and we're getting a first look at the cast that's bringing Jeremy Heere, Michael Mell, The Squip, and more to life in this new video. Check it out!

VIDEO: Director John Simpkins Talks LOVE IN HATE NATION at Two River VideoVIDEO: Director John Simpkins Talks LOVE IN HATE NATION at Two River
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2019

Rehearsals have begun and it feels like sha la la for Love in Hate Nation, an original rock romance set in a 1960s Juvie Hall that features book, music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis, directed by John Simpkins. Love in Hate Nation has music direction and vocal arrangements by Annastasia Victory, music supervision and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, and choreography by Mayte Natalio. Performances will begin in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, November 9 and continue through Sunday, December 1. The opening night performance is Friday, November 15 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org.

VIDEO: Watch THE LIGHTNING THIEF's Full Panel From New York Comic Con VideoVIDEO: Watch THE LIGHTNING THIEF's Full Panel From New York Comic Con
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019

This year's New York Comic Con hosted a panel featuring cast members and creatives from The Lightning Thief! The panel, titled 'The World of Percy Jackson: From Page to Stage,' was held Thursday, October 3, at 2:45pm in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Room 1A06.

VIDEO: Final BE MORE CHILL Curtain Call - Joe Iconis Gives a Speech and the Cast Sing VideoVIDEO: Final BE MORE CHILL Curtain Call - Joe Iconis Gives a Speech and the Cast Sings 'The Goodbye Song'
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2019

Following last night's final performance of Be More Chill, composer Joe Iconis took to the stage to give a speech. After his speech, the cast was joined on stage by family and friends to perform The Goodbye Song.

VIDEO: Andrew Keenan-Bolger Performs at BE MORE CHILL's Post-Show Hang VideoVIDEO: Andrew Keenan-Bolger Performs at BE MORE CHILL's Post-Show Hang
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2019

We're getting an upgrade thanks to Andrew Keenan-Bolger's performance at Be More Chill's final post-show hang! Check out the video to see the Broadway favorite sing 'Blue Hair' alongside the show's Tony-nominated composer Joe Iconis!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At BE MORE CHILL at Monumental Theatre Company VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At BE MORE CHILL at Monumental Theatre Company
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2019

The viral hit musical Be More Chill, with a book by Joe Tracz and music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, plays July 11 through 29, 2019, at Monumental Theatre Company. Be More Chill follows nerdy loner Jeremy, played by Ben Ribler, who ingests a supercomputer called a 'SQUIP' in order to become cool and popular. Jeremy's best friend Michael is played by Christian Montgomery. His love interest, Christine, is played by Monumental newcomer Jyline Carranza. The 'SQUIP' will be played by Caroline Dubberly. Check out the video!


Joe Tracz Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Joe Tracz written?
Joe Tracz has written 1 shows including Be More Chill (Bookwriter).

What awards has Joe Tracz been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical .