Jason Tam to Join Cast of Be More Chill
The Joe Iconis-Joe Tracz musical will make its off-Broadway premiere this summer.
Jason Tam, the Lucille Lortel Award-winning KPOP star, will join the cast of the off-Broadway premiere of Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's Be More Chill, running July 26-September 23 at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Opening night is set for August 9.
Tam will star alongside Will Roland and Jason SweetTooth Williams, as well as members of the original 2015 Two River Theater production and cast recording: Gerard Canonico, Katlyn Carlson, Stephanie Hsu, Lauren Marcus, and George Salazar.
Be More Chill features music and lyrics by Iconis and a book by 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."
The creative team will include Clint Ramos (scenic design), Bobby Frederick Tilley II (costume design), Tyler Micoleau (lighting), Ryan Rumery (sound design), Emily Marshall (musical direction), and Charlie Rosen (orchestrations).