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Be More Chill at Lyceum Theatre tickets
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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.

Important information

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

Performance dates: 13 Feb 2019 - 11 Aug 2019

Running time: 2 hours 30 mins (including intermission)

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

Special notice: 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.

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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

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, 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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, 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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

This show isn't a masterpiece, it's kind of corny. But I'm in the target demographic, followed the show since its NJ run, and I love... More

kaylaalvarado 5'5", 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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 3 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 29 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

chrishuyen 5'6'', 28 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Be More Chill is very different to any other Broadway show I have seen. I think we need more shows like this to broaden our views.... More

courtneyneary 24 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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