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Be More Chill - 2018 - Off-Broadway

It's called a Squip. A tiny supercomputer inside a pill. Swallow one and a personalized voice will tell you how to dress, how to speak, how to... become cool.

Jeremy Heere is your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing-special New Jersey... until the day he finds out about "The Squip." Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy's desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self. Be More Chill is an honest, edgy, super-hilarious look at coming of age in the digital age, set to some of the most exciting songs in contemporary musical theater. This original musical comedy looks at modern issues like depression, bullying, and anxiety through the lens of sci-fi films of the 50s, horror flicks of the 80s, and teen movies of the 90s. Little Shop of Horrors meets The Breakfast Club in this celebration of outcasts, teenaged or otherwise. Based on the cult sensation novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is already beloved by millions of theater fans because of its best-selling Billboard Top 10 cast recording. Come see what all the fuss is about this summer on 42nd Street. It’s what your Squip would tell you to do.


Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

The Pershing Square Signature Center [Irene Diamond Stage]

(New York, NY)
480 West 42nd Street (between Dyer and 10th Avenues)

Be More Chill Off-Broadway Cast


by BWW News Desk - September 5, 2018
BroadwayWorld has learned that the sold-out hit Off-Broadway musical BE MORE CHILL will be transferring to Broadway later this season.
by Naomi Serviss - September 4, 2018
"It feels pretty insane, with all the crazy reaction," Hsu said of the play that bounced to off-Broadway as a streaming sensation, the RENT of a current generation of young theatergoers.
by Stage Tube - August 30, 2018
On August 29, 'Be More Chill,' composer Joe Iconis held a press event for his sold-out hit off-Broadway musical.
by A.A. Cristi - August 28, 2018
Is off-Broadway teen musical sensation Be More Chill eyeing a Broadway transfer?
by Stage Tube - August 26, 2018
Fans have no chill when it comes to Be More Chill, the show making its off-Broadway debut now after taking the world by storm, seemingly overnight.
by Julie Musbach - August 24, 2018
BE MORE CHILL is now available on vinyl from Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater.
by Michael Dale - August 11, 2018
It may not have the romantic sweep of 'Some Enchanted Evening' or the driving intensity of 'Don't Rain On My Parade,' but so far, the best new theatre song of this young season is a finely-crafted emotional shut-down carrying the unlikely title 'Michael In The Bathroom.'
by A.A. Cristi - August 10, 2018
 Be More Chill, the new hit musical has extended by popular demand. Having sold out its entire run prior to opening night, Be More Chill has now extended its limited engagement one week through September 30.
by Jennifer Broski - August 10, 2018
The highly anticipated musical Be More Chill is now running through September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC) and just opened last night, August 9.
by Nicole Rosky - August 9, 2018
Tune in at 10pm to watch the company celebrate opening night LIVE! And while you're waiting, watch clips of the cast in action.
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 9, 2018
Below, watch as Will Roland performs Jeremy's Act 1 closer, 'Loser Geek Whatever.'
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 7, 2018
The highly anticipated musical Be More Chill is now running through September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). We've got your first look at Will Roland, George Salazar, Jason Tam, and the rest of the cast in action! 
by A.A. Cristi - August 3, 2018
The highly-anticipated off-Broadway premiere of Joe Iconis' teenage rock musical Be More Chill is more than surviving its New York run. The show announced this afternoon that the initial run of the show has completely sold out!