Be More Chill at Lyceum Theatre tickets
Be More Chill at Lyceum Theatre tickets

Be More Chill

Overview

Sci-fi comedy musical Be More Chill arrives on Broadway after previous engagements at New Jersey’s Two River Theater and New York’s Irene Diamond Stage. Based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Ned Vizzini, this quirky story about the cost of being cool is currently running at the Lyceum Theatre.

In Be More Chill, popularity can be achieved with a single pill, known as a SQUIP. This may seem like an irresistible opportunity for the geeks and nerds of the world to finally come out on top, but the darker consequences might be a little hard to swallow. With a unique blend of retro sci-fi and contemporary high school life, Be More Chill is an utterly unique musical that encourages us to ignore the voices in our heads and proudly be ourselves.

Will Roland stars as Jeremy, having already played the role Off-Broadway. His other credits include Dear Evan Hansen and The Black Suits. He is joined by original cast members George Salazar (Godspell) as Michael and Stephanie Hsu (SpongeBob SquarePants The Musical) as Christine. Jason Tam (If/Then) also appears as The SQUIP.

Be More Chill features a book by Joe Tracz, whose other credits include a musical adaptation of the popular children’s book, The Lightning Thief. He is also a writer on Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Joe Iconis (Broadway Bounty Hunter, The Black Suits) provides music and lyrics, and Stephen Brackett directs, having also worked with Tracz on Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief.

With a classic “high school never ends” story mixed with subversive, witty humor, Be More Chill at the Lyceum Theatre is a ride you won’t want to get off.

Recommended for

Anyone looking for a quirky musical should consider picking up tickets for Be More Chill. Best described as Black Mirror meets theater kids, this new musical sensation is a great option for a fun but thoughtful night out on Broadway.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+. Under 4s not permitted

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 mins (including 15-min intermission)
Opened: 13 Feb 2019
Press night: 10 Mar 2019
Booking from: 13 Feb 2019
Booking until: 11 Aug 2019

Location and map

Lyceum Theatre
149 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

46 Reviews Add review

What can I say about this fun, teen-oriented show that found it's way to Broadway that hasn't already been said. This show is for anyone... More

KathleenCasaceli 5"4, 48 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Seen the show three times now and still feel it's a great show with a wonderful cast. I'm sorry it will end its run on August 11th... More

KathleenCasaceli 5"4, 48 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was amazing! The cast did a wonderful job portraying and making each character come alive. There were minor changes to the... More

anadiajaghai 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Be More Chill was a rare show for me because I’m more into the classics. I was honestly there to see Will Roland who I loved in DEH.... More

monikamejia 5’7, 42 reviews, 0 helpful votes

If you don’t want to end up like Michael in the Bathroom, see this show! With a classic message of “be yourself and listen to your... More

christinaguglielmo 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show was much better than I expected going in, very high energy and some great performances. The story itself is not the strongest... More

christinechen1 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show is super funny, I laughed a lot and I had an amazing time. I feel like teenagers would enjoy it more than adults, but everyone... More

camilaviola 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Be More Chill is possibly the worst show I have ever seen. The writing is sophomoric, the score is forgettable, the performances (other... More

petermartino 9 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Be More Chill is a refreshingly new type of broadway musical. There is nothing else like it. It tells a unique story. The music is... More

johns55 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes