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

Be More Chill


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: 13 Feb 2021

Location and map

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

4 Reviews Add review

Be More Chill is such an incredible show. The songs are brilliant and the cast is phenomenal. The whole production is just amazing.... More

eimeard 12 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Absolutely loved it! Crazy show with even crazier songs but it all works brilliantly.

albuspotter 5"11, 221 reviews, 13 helpful votes

markeastaugh 6"1, 226 reviews, 3 helpful votes

A really fun show!

nathandeane 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes