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Flashback Friday: Be More Chill: The Upgrade Episode I: "How Did We Get Here?"

Look back on our five-part documentary series about the making of the Joe Iconis-Joe Tracz musical.

Every Friday from now through August 28, we’ll be replaying all five episodes of our 2018 documentary series Be More Chill: The Upgrade. The series looks at the creation of the Joe Iconis-Joe Tracz musical during its off-Broadway run at Signature Theatre, back before the cast and creative team even knew they would eventually be going to Broadway.

In episode one, “How Did We Get Here?,” writers Iconis and Tracz, director Stephen Brackett, stars Stephanie Hsu and George Salazar, and producers Gerald Goehring and Jennifer Ashley Tepper discuss the miraculous resurgence of this cult-favorite musical, and why it resonates with just about everyone.