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Joe Iconis, Will Roland and the Cast of Be More Chill Meet Their Fans

Joe Iconis, Will Roland and the Cast of Be More Chill Meet Their Fans

A special Be More Chill box office event had fans being invited to The Pershing Square Signature Center to buy their tickets and chill out with company members from this summer’s hotly anticipated musical prior to New York premiere production this summer. 

Be More Chill
Be More Chill, has original musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (NBC’s “Smash”, The Black Suits, Broadway Bounty Hunter
Joe Iconis

Joe Iconis

and a book by Joe Tracz (The Lightning Thief, Netflix’s “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”). 
Stephen Brackett 

Stephen Brackett

Stephen Brackett directs and Chase Brock choreographs this limited 9-week, off-Broadway engagement July 26 – September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). Based on the cult sensation novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is the story of Jeremy Heere, your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing- special New Jersey. That is, 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. Be More Chill is an honest, edgy, super-hilarious look at coming of age in the digital age, set to some of the most exciting songs in contemporary musical theater. This original musical comedy looks at modern issues like depression, bullying, and anxiety through the lens of sci-fi films of the 50s, horror flicks of the 80s, and teen movies of the 90s. Little Shop of Horrors meets The Breakfast Club in this celebration of outcasts, teenaged or otherwise.

 
The New York premiere production of Be More Chill features cast members from the 2015 Two River Theater production and original cast recording including Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening, Groundhog Day) as Rich, 
Katlyn Carlson

Katlyn Carlson

Katlyn Carlson (Dirty Dancing, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin) as Chloe, Stephanie Hsu (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Christine, 

Lauren Marcus

Lauren Marcus

Lauren Marcus (The Humans at St. Louis Rep, Company at Barrington Stage) as Brooke

George Salazar 

George Salazar

George Salazar (tick tick BOOM!, Godspell, The Lightning Thief) as Michael

Will Roland

Will Roland

Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen, The Black Suits) as Jeremy, Jason Tam (NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” KPOP) as The Squip

Jason SweetTooth Williams 

Jason SweetTooth Williams

and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Freaky Friday, Benny and Joon, Bloodsong of Love) as Jeremy’s Dad/Mr. Reyes.  

Be More Chill

The fans

Be More Chill is presented by Gerald Goehring, Michael F. Mitri

be More Chill

The Fans

Jennifer Ashley Tepper

Jennifer Ashley Tepper

Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Marc David Levine, Marlene and Gary Cohen, 42.club, The Baruch Frankel Viertel Group, Jenny Niederhoffer, Fred and Randi Sternfeld, Robert and Joan Rechnitz, Ashlee Latimer and Jenna Ushkowitz, Ben Holtzman and Sammy Lopez, Jenn Maley and Cori Stolbun, Chris Blasting, YesBroadway Productions, and Koenigsberg/Federman/Adler in association with Two River Theater, Red Bank, NJ, whichoriginally commissioned and produced the musical. Be More Chill features scenic design by Tony Award-winner Beowulf Boritt (Come From Away), costume design by Bobby Frederick Tilley II (Lizzie BordenTop Girls); lighting design by Tyler Micoleau (IowaThe World of Extreme Happiness); sound design by Ryan Rumery (Fool For Love); musical direction by Emily Marshall; orchestrations by Charlie Rosen (Prince of Broadway, Honeymoon in Vegas).

Be More Chill

Events

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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