Be More Chill Details
Based on Ned Vizzini’s 2004 novel of the same name, Be More Chill is a sci-fi comedy musical by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz. Be More Chill’s unprecedented internet fandom led it to Broadway from its hit commercial run at the Pershing Square Signature Center Summer of 2018. In fact, the production has such a following that there are already plans to produce a film adaptation of the musical. The film adaptation is still in the beginning stages, but with several big names vying for production rights, it’s sure to be a treat for fans of this stellar musical.
Be More Chill follows a colorful cast of characters as they navigate the pitfalls of high school, popularity, personal problems, and the dreaded school play. When the lead character Jeremy Heere takes a pill to help him become “more cool,” it sends everything spiraling out of control, revealing a sinister plan and bringing about a chain-reaction that no one sees coming. Several of the actors that opened Be More Chill on Broadway have been with the production since its 2015 inception. Be More Chill moved to the Lyceum Theater in February of 2019.
Opened in 1903 by manager and producer David Frohman, the Lyceum Theatre is one of the oldest Broadway venues still in operation today. The Lyceum Theatre has the distinction of being the first Broadway theatre to be granted landmark status (1974) and it’s known as the oldest continuously operating theatre in New York City. With a seating capacity of 922, the Lyceum Theatre is one of the smaller Broadway theatres, giving audiences an intimate viewing experience that is unrivaled by larger venues. This gorgeous building is a Broadway icon and has hosted such notable productions as The Postman Always Rings Twice (1936), Steel Magnolias (2005), and more recently the hilarious The Play That Goes Wrong (2017).
Be More Chill has received positive reception from audiences and critics alike. The 2019 Awards show season was the first for Be More Chill, which saw over two dozen nominations including Tony Award nomination for Best Original Score and several Drama Desk Award nominations. Be More Chill won quite a few awards in its first year on Broadway, with four Broadway.com Audience Awards and the Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (George Salazar).
How much does it cost to see Be More Chill in New York, NY?
Tickets for Be More Chill in New York, NY run about $126 per person. However, this price point can vary depending on the individual seating section.
Be More Chill in New York, NY dates
Be More Chill opened New York’s Lyceum theatre in February of 2019 with no set closing date at this time. Be More Chill plays Tuesday through Sunday each week. Tuesday and Thursday shows are at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.