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by TV News Desk - May 9, 2019
 The Golden Trailer Awards,  the most anticipated, fun and prestigious event honoring marketing executives and companies that create movie trailers, commercials and posters worldwide, today announced nominees in the 20th annual competition.  Evelyn Watters, Golden Trailer Awards Executive Director, proudly announced the 2019 nominees along with the show's executive producer Monica Brady.  #GTA20, will take place on Wednesday, May 29th at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced that in recognition of his 2019 Tony Award nomination and his history as a NYMF Alum, Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter) will be the 2019 NYMF Honorary Chair.
by Kori Lotito - May 30, 2019
Auditioning can be stressful and exhausting, and it is easy to get a little downtrodden the more you go in for things without booking them. That said, no matter what kind of day you are having or mood you are in there are certain things you should avoid doing once you enter the audition space. Sure, doing these things will make you stand out, but not in a positive way. So whether you are auditioning for things professionally or at a community theater level take a look at the list below to make sure you aren't making any mistakes that could potentially cost you the job.
by Linnae Medeiros - May 3, 2019
C-c-c'mon c-c-c'mon, we're getting an upgrade this weekend because Be More Chill's very own Rich, Gerard Canonico, is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story tomorrow, May 4th! So get your Mountain Dew ready and be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a peek into a two-show day at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
Be More Chill: Original Broadway Cast Recording is available for digital download and streaming today, Friday, May 3. This new album completes a remarkable full-circle journey for Be More Chill, as the original recording from Ghostlight - which has now been streamed over 300 million times to date - helped propel the show from Two River Theater to a viral Broadway hit. Be More Chill was nominated for a 2019 Tony Award for "Best Original Score." CD and vinyl releases are planned for later this year. The album is produced by Kurt Deutsch, Joe Iconis, and Charlie Rosen, and co-produced by Ian Kagey and Emily Marshall. To download or stream the album, please visit ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/bemorechillbroadway
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2019
Stranger Things star and Broadway kid Gaten Matarazzo hit the stage at Be More Chill tonight for a post-show performance of 'More Than Survive' with composer Joe Iconis and some of the cast!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Today, the producers of Be More Chill announced the launch of "The Post Show Hang," a special Wednesday evening post-show encore series, that will include a performance tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29, with Gaten Matarazzo("Stranger Things"). Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis will accompany an exciting lineup of actors as they each perform a song from the Tony Award-nominated score of Be More Chill. Additional actors will be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Now is your chance to bid and win a VIP trip to Be More Chill on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
To celebrate four years since the musical's world premiere and an unparalleled journey to the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, the producers of the new musical sensation Be More Chill today announced special ticket prices available to fans for a limited time only.
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2019
Taylor Trensch (Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly!) dropped by Be More Chill tonight for a curtain call surprise. Taking the stage with composer, Joe Iconis, Trensch (who played the role of Jeremy in the first reading of the show) performed the song, 'A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into.'
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Be More Chill: Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released for digital download and streaming tomorrow, May 3. This new album completes a remarkable full-circle journey for Be More Chill, as the original recording from Ghostlight (which has now been streamed over 300 million times to date) helped propel the show from Two River Theater to a viral Broadway hit. CD and vinyl releases are planned for later this year. Starting today, Friday, April 26, customers who pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of the single 'More Than Survive.' The album is produced by Kurt Deutsch, Joe Iconis, and Charlie Rosen, and co-produced by Ian Kagey and Emily Marshall.
by Clarissa Moon - May 19, 2019
PRINCE(CESS) at the Orlando Fringe explores gender expectations and what it means to be yourself as two young heirs battle for the throne. In a special Fringe edition of 'Clarissa Moon Talks to the Stars,' I talked with Ralph Krumins (Creator), Raina Grabowski (Princess Ophelia), and Alaric Frinzi (Lady Victor Rea) about the inspiration behind the show, the show's impact, and more!
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2019
After last night's performance of Be More Chill, the show's composer Joe Iconis took to the stage. He talked about his love for the musical LIttle Shop of Horrors, before bringing back out some members of the cast to do a mashup of that show, with Be More Chill.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Craft Recordings is excited to announce a new deluxe reissue of Isaac Hayes' GRAMMY® Award–winning album Shaft. Set for a June 14th street date and limited to 5,000 copies worldwide, the two-CD collection will offer the newly remastered, classic soundtrack—as originally released in 1971—plus all of the original music from the film, which did not appear on the best-selling LP. In-depth liner notes from Ahmir “Questlove” Thompsonround out the set. A single-disc version consisting of only the remastered soundtrack will also be available.
by Emma Watkins - May 12, 2019
In case you don't already know, it's Eurovision time! This year, the annual song contest that brings together acts from across Europe (and beyond) is taking place in Tel Aviv in Israel. Here, we bring you a sneak preview of some of the songs to look out for when the contest hits screens around the world on 14, 16 and 18 May.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Bid now and you could win a pair of tickets for you and a friend to a performance of Be More Chill, plus meet members of the cast backstage and take home a merch bundle from the show. We'll even give you a $500 travel credit for your expenses. 
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2019
After receiving his first Tony nomination for Best Score, Be More Chill composer Joe Iconis and star George Salazar hit the stage tonight for a special post-show encore of the show's anthem, 'Michael In the Bathroom.' BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look at the performance below! Congratulations, Joe!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Today, Grammy-nominated, Night Street/Interscope artist K.Flay, released another irresistible track taken from her forthcoming album 'Solutions,' due for release on July 12. 'Sister' is available on all digital platforms and as part of an album PRE-ORDER from today.
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 5, 2019
The social media sensation Be More Chill celebrated 100 Broadway performances at the Lyceum Theatre today!
by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2019
Tonight, the cast of Be More Chill stuck around after the show to 'hang' with composer Joe Iconis and treat the crowd to not one, but three songs that were cut from the show!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
After spending a majority of 2018 on the world's stages alongside Nothing, Green Day, The Bronx, and more, Culture Abuse are conquering the open road yet again—this time, for their first-ever full headlining North American tour. On the heels of kickoff, Culture Abuse have dropped another new single, “War Time Dub,” alongside a music video by David Kelling and Tyler Bradberry.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Today, Be More Chill announced the special guests for "The Post Show Hang," a special Wednesday evening encore series through July 31st.
by TV - Press Previews - Jun 28, 2019
Earlier this week, the cast and creative team of the new musical FINDING BEAUTIFUL gave a special sneak peek of the upcoming show. FINDING BEAUTIFUL features a book, music, and lyrics by the inaugural NYMF Artist Fellowship recipient, Anessa Marie and Danny Bristoll. A celebration of identity, love, and life through the eyes of both a trans woman and gay man in today's society. Featuring a full jazz ensemble and music influenced by both jazz and musical theater, both unique voices combined offer a raw and unsung exploration of gender identity and the joys and sorrows of transitions, both physical and emotional, in America today. Finding Beautiful promises to speak to anyone who has juggled finding the beauty and love within themselves and the strength to be yourself unabashedly.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 27, 2019
Last night, June 26, following the performance of Be More Chill, Alysha Umphress (On the Town, Smokey Joe's Cafe) joined composer Joe Iconis on stage for a performance of his song 'Do You Wanna Ride?' Watch the performance below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Joe Iconis announced following tonight's performance of Be More Chill from the stage that the Broadway production of the social media phenomenon musical will close on August 11th following 30 previews and 177 performances
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2019
Last night, June 19, following the performance of Be More Chill, Lolo (Lauren Pritchard) joined Gerard Canonico on stage for a performance of Joe Iconis' song 'Anymore.' The pair previously starred in Spring Awakening together.
by David Sisco & Laura Josepher - Jun 20, 2019
Unifieds (officially National Unified Auditions) are a musical theatre audition held every year in several cities around the country where multiple colleges, universities, and conservatories hold auditions over two to three days for their incoming classes. Most schools require students to apply for slots ahead of time, or to submit pre-screens (a taped audition submitted to secure an in-person audition), but some also leave room for walk-in slots.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Rising Tongan songstress Analea Brown has just released a sultry new music video for her catchy song 'Lie to Me' on Thursday, June 20th! The standout track is off Analea's new album Queendom, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts, and was released via tastemaker label Mensch House Records. Reggae beats, soulful vocals and loving lyrics about self-acceptance make up the album.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Following its award-winning sell-out run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2018 and the Tucson Fringe Festival in 2019, 'Vixen DeVille Revealed' is now returning to Los Angeles for three dates only!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
Following its award-winning sell-out run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2018 and the Tucson Fringe Festival in 2019, 'Vixen DeVille Revealed' is now returning to Los Angeles for three dates only!
by Marianka Swain - Jun 17, 2019
Tony Award-winning Laura Benanti's work includes She Loves Me, Gypsy, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and, currently, playing her dream role: Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. This month, she also makes her London theatre debut with a concert at Cadogan Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Earlier today, Romper.com premiered the second single and music video from Backstreet Boy Howie D's upcoming debut family album, WHICH ONE AM I?
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2019
Last night, Alice Ripley took the stage after the curtain call of Be More Chill, to sing a song from the show's composer, Joe Iconis. Watch her sing 'If You Like It' below!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 13, 2019
Tonight, the Broadway company of Be More Chill will celebrate an exciting step forward in the quest for diversity on stage, as four actors of Asian descent portray four principal roles in the show for the first time ever.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 28, 2019
BWW catches up with Georgie Morrell to chat about bringing Eyecon to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
The whole world is getting hip to Bobby Rush.  After decades of tearing up the chitlin' circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no-holds-barred funkfests, Bobby has thoroughly broken through to the mainstream. He won a long-overdue 2017 Grammy Award for his spectacular album Porcupine Meat and consistently tours the globe as a headliner. What's more, Bobby's brand-new album Sitting on Top of the Blues on his own Deep Rush imprint (distributed by Thirty Tigers), due out August 16, 2019, promises to further spread the news that this revered legend, well past 80 years of age even if his stratospheric energy level belies the calendar, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever.
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 22, 2019
On the anniversary the film's debut (July 13, 2001) Lyric Arts at the Main Stage Theater stages a charming production of Legally Blonde: The Musical  This flirty, fun and fabulous production that debuted in 2007 gives the audience Woods, (comma) Elle, a college coed who loves pink and aspires to attend Harvard Law School in the pursuit of true love. For those fans of Elle, Amanda Brown's original novel was actually submitted on pink paper, and the theme continues throughout the show. With music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Neil Benjamin accompanied by Heather Hach's book, the score features numerous Delta Nu sorority sisters, a Greek chorus, a hair dresser confidante and Ellle's famous pooch, Bruiser Woods, housed in a shocking pink carry all. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
The Be More Chill: Original Broadway Cast Recording two-disc CD set is available online and in stores today, Friday, July 19. It was released for digital download and streaming earlier this year, with a vinyl release planned for later this year.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
The whole world is getting hip to Bobby Rush.  After decades of tearing up the chitlin' circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no-holds-barred funkfests, Bobby has thoroughly broken through to the mainstream. He won a long-overdue 2017 Grammy Award for his spectacular album Porcupine Meat and consistently tours the globe as a headliner. What's more, Bobby's brand-new album Sitting on Top of the Blues on his own Deep Rush imprint (distributed by Thirty Tigers), due out August 16, 2019, promises to further spread the news that this revered legend, well past 80 years of age even if his stratospheric energy level belies the calendar, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Be More Chill: Original Broadway Cast Recording is now available for CD pre-order and the two-disc set will be released online and in stores on Friday, July 19.
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2019
Cast members from Be More Chill recently stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk for a performance! The cast performed the songs 'The Pants Song,' 'A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into,' 'Michael in the Bathroom,' and 'Voices in My Head.'
by Shari Barrett - Aug 4, 2019
Christian Rodrigo first professional theater project was as an Assistant Director of John Malkovich in 2003 and 2004 when he directed the play Hysteria in Barcelona and Madrid. The Spanish actor, producer, director and member of The Actors' Gang credits include Snatch (Season 2), No Way Out, Wings and Stevie. Perhaps his most noteworthy artistic creation is The BRISK FESTIVAL, which he created in Los Angeles in 2018 as an international theater Festival that features short plays up to 10 min long, giving all involved the opportunity to experience what makes live theater so special, namely the human interaction between the players on stage and between actors and audience members.
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!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Be More Chill will play its final Broadway performance today, August 11th following 30 previews and 177 performances.
by Jenny Turknett - Aug 1, 2019
The benefits of musical theatre training extend far beyond learning to sing, dance, and act. It has the ability to facilitate attitudes of acceptance, the development of empathy, and even promote social change.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Children's Theatre Company presents Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, running April 28 through June 23, 2019, written by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and directed by Peter C. Brosius.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
Be More Chill: Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released for digital download and streaming on Friday, May 3. This new album completes a remarkable full-circle journey for Be More Chill, as the original recording from Ghostlight (which has now been streamed over 300 million times to date) helped propel the show from Two River Theater to a viral Broadway hit. CD and vinyl releases are planned for later this year. Starting today, Friday, April 26, customers who pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of the single "More Than Survive." The album is produced by Kurt Deutsch, Joe Iconis, and Charlie Rosen, and co-produced by Ian Kagey and Emily Marshall. To pre-order or pre-save the album, please visit ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/bemorechillbroadway
by Lindsay Kruger - Apr 25, 2019
Stepping out of The Baker's shoes in Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS and slipping on Lola's signature siren red heels, Earl Gregory gets ready to sing and stomp up a storm as a lead in the award-winning KINKY BOOTS at The Fugard Theatre later this year.