“Be More Chill” will open on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in March.
The musical, with a score by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz, is currently running off-Broadway at the Signature Center through Sept. 30. “Be More Chill” originally premiered at the Two River Theater in New Jersey in 2015 and gained a second life after the cast recording caught on with fans.
The show will begin previews on Feb. 13, 2019, after “The Play That Goes Wrong” ends its run at the Lyceum on Jan. 6, 2019. The opening night is set for March 10.
“Be More Chill” is directed by Stephen Brackett and choreographed by Chase Brock.
Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, the musical follows the nerdy high schooler Jeremy Heere, played off-Broadway by Will Roland. In his quest to be cool, Jeremy takes a pill that implants a supercomputer, called “The Squib,” in his brain, and then must deal with the consequences.
“Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz have created a beautiful and universal musical that has inspired audiences throughout the summer and now the entire company cannot wait to bring the production to an even greater audience at The Lyceum in the new year,” lead producer Gerald Goehring said in the press release.
This will be the Broadway debut for Iconis and Tracz and they plan to make some changes before it transfers.
“Of course, a new musical is never done and a new production means another chance to upgrade,” Iconis and Tracz said in the release. “Fans can expect that the show (like the Squip’s ever-changing wardrobe) will continue to evolve.”
“Be More Chill” first hinted at the announcement on Instagram Tuesday and later posted an announcement video there Wednesday morning, before sending a press release.