Joe Iconis, Will Roland, George Salazar Celebrate Be More Chill Box Office Opening
Iconis's musical will play the Pershing Square Signature Center.
Composer and lyricist Joe Iconis and the cast of the upcoming off-Broadway musical Be More Chill greeted fans at a box office opening event on Friday, June 8, at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
Inspired by the novel by Ned Vizzini, the musical will run July 26-September 23 at the Irene Diamond Stage. Brackett will direct, with choreography by Chase Brock.
The off-Broadway engagement will star Will Roland as Jeremy, alongside original cast members Gerard Canonico as Rich, Katlyn Carlson as Chloe, Stephanie Hsu as Christine, Lauren Marcus as Brooke, and George Salazar as Michael, with Jason SweetTooth Williams as Jeremy's Dad and Mr. Reyes and Jason Tam as the Squip. Additional casting will be announced.
Be More Chill features music and lyrics by Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz. The story is described as follows: "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." It premiered in 2015 at Two River Theater.
The creative team will include Beowulf Borritt (scenic design), Bobby Frederick Tilley II (costume design), Tyler Micoleau (lighting), Ryan Rumery (sound design), Emily Marshall (musical direction), and Charlie Rosen (orchestrations).