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Theatre Information

The Pershing Square Signature Center [Irene Diamond Stage] (New York, NY)
480 West 42nd Street (between Dyer and 10th Avenues)

Schedule

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

Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm and 7:30pm

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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.


BREAKING: BE MORE CHILL to Play The Lyceum Theatre on BroadwayBREAKING: BE MORE CHILL to Play The Lyceum Theatre on Broadway
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. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephanie Hsu Brings the Heat and Heart to BE MORE CHILLBWW Interview: Stephanie Hsu Brings the Heat and Heart to BE MORE CHILL
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. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch BE MORE CHILL's Joe Iconis Sing 'Broadway Here I Come' From SMASH and MoreVIDEO: Watch BE MORE CHILL's Joe Iconis Sing 'Broadway Here I Come' From SMASH and More
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. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Is BE MORE CHILL Eyeing A Broadway Upgrade?Rialto Chatter: Is BE MORE CHILL Eyeing A Broadway Upgrade?
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2018

Is off-Broadway teen musical sensation Be More Chill eyeing a Broadway transfer? (more...)

VIDEO: BE MORE CHILL Cast and Fans Discuss the Show's Overnight SuccessVIDEO: BE MORE CHILL Cast and Fans Discuss the Show's Overnight Success
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. (more...)

BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Now Available on VinylBE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Now Available on Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2018

Be More Chill is now available on vinyl from Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater. (more...)

BWW Review:  Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's Hard-Rocking, Super-Charged and Very Well Written BE MORE CHILLBWW Review: Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's Hard-Rocking, Super-Charged and Very Well Written BE MORE CHILL
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.' (more...)

Upgrade! BE MORE CHILL Adds A Week of Performances to Sold Out Off-Broadway Run!Upgrade! BE MORE CHILL Adds A Week of Performances to Sold Out Off-Broadway Run!
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYC Gets an Upgrade! Go Inside Opening Night of BE MORE CHILL!Photo Coverage: NYC Gets an Upgrade! Go Inside Opening Night of BE MORE CHILL!
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. (more...)

BWW TV:  Inside Opening Night of BE MORE CHILL Off-Broadway!BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of BE MORE CHILL Off-Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Will Roland Belt It Out in New Song from BE MORE CHILL- Opens Tonight!BWW TV: Watch Will Roland Belt It Out in New Song from BE MORE CHILL- Opens Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 9, 2018

Below, watch as Will Roland performs Jeremy's Act 1 closer, 'Loser Geek Whatever.' (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Them More Than Survive! Highlights from BE MORE CHILL Off-BroadwayBWW TV: Watch Them More Than Survive! Highlights from BE MORE CHILL Off-Broadway
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!  (more...)

Musical Sensation BE MORE CHILL Sells Out Off-Broadway Run!Musical Sensation BE MORE CHILL Sells Out Off-Broadway Run!
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Will Roland, George Salazar, Jason Tam, and the Cast of BE MORE CHILL in ActionPhoto Flash: Get a First Look at Will Roland, George Salazar, Jason Tam, and the Cast of BE MORE CHILL in Action
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 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! Check out the photos below! (more...)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes BE MORE CHILL's Will RolandThe 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes BE MORE CHILL's Will Roland
by Broadwaysted - August 2, 2018

He's back! But don't worry, we're totally chill about it because this week we're sharing some laughs and some drinks with #FriendoftheShow and star of Be More Chill Will Roland! We're pouring out MANCAN, Tangueray, and Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila while Will spills about flugabones, angler fish, and 'playing nice with the other kids at school.' (more...)

How the Musical BE MORE CHILL Became a Hit Even Before it Played a Single New York PerformanceHow the Musical BE MORE CHILL Became a Hit Even Before it Played a Single New York Performance
by Linda Buchwald - July 29, 2018

In the spring of 2017, Joe Iconis noticed that he was getting tagged in Twitter and Instagram posts about his sci-fi musical Be More Chill. This was unusual because aside from regional productions, the show only had one professional run, at Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey in the spring of 2015, and the cast recording had been released in October 2015. (more...)

BE MORE CHILL Begins Off-Broadway Run TomorrowBE MORE CHILL Begins Off-Broadway Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2018

Be More Chill, the original musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (NBC's 'Smash,' The Black Suits, Broadway Bounty Hunter) and a book by Joe Tracz (The Lightning Thief, Netflix's 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events')launches its long anticipated New York premiere production July 26.  (more...)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes BE MORE CHILL Composer Joe Iconis and Producer Jennifer Ashley TepperThe 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes BE MORE CHILL Composer Joe Iconis and Producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper
by Broadwaysted - July 18, 2018

It's been a brutally hot summer lately, but this week we're so excited to Be More Chill with the talented and fabulous Joe Iconis and Jennifer Ashley Tepper! We're being fancy and pouring out Manhattans with our favorite Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey...well, we aren't pouring them out; they're being made for us by Guest Bartender and Be More Chill Musical Director Emily Marshall! Joe and Jennifer spill about Be More Chill's journey from regional premiere to Tumblr/Spotify Domination to it's highly-anticipated NYC premiere. (more...)

BWW TV: Just Chillin' with the Company of BE MORE CHILL- Plus a Sneak Peek!BWW TV: Just Chillin' with the Company of BE MORE CHILL- Plus a Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 13, 2018

Be More Chill is headed for off-Broadway and we're taking you inside their rehearsal in preparation for the run. Check out the hot young cast in action and see BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge get up close and personal with the company before their NYC upgrade! (more...)

BWW TV: Get Ready for Your Upgrade! Will Roland Performs Opening Number from BE MORE CHILLBWW TV: Get Ready for Your Upgrade! Will Roland Performs Opening Number from BE MORE CHILL
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 12, 2018

The highly anticipated musical Be More Chill is headed for the New York stage and we're taking you inside their rehearsal in preparation for the run. Watch as Dear Evan Hansen alum Will Roland performs a number from the show! (more...)

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