Vanity Fair: The Cast of Broadway’s Be More Chill Is Ready for Their Close-Up

Vanity Fair: The Cast of Broadway’s Be More Chill Is Ready for Their Close-Up

The futuristic novel-turned-musical finds its final home on the theater stage and expects to draw crowds from across the country. “Mean Girls meets The Matrix” is how a cast member from the initial run of Be More Chill described the musical in 2015. Today, lead actor Will Roland likes to call it “Little Shop of Horrors meets Ready Player One.” Based…

How Be More Chill Exploded Into An Internet Sensation And Landed On Broadway

How Be More Chill Exploded Into An Internet Sensation And Landed On Broadway

In 2012 Joe Iconis’ agent gave him a novel by Ned Vizzini called Be More Chill. Iconis is a prolific and crazy-talented composer, lyricist and writer, whose credits include writing the song “Broadway, Here I Come” for Smash. The agent said, “Check this out. This book reminded me of you.” The moment he read the novel Iconis immediately knew the…

‘Be More Chill’ Composer Joe Iconis’ New Musical Sets Off-Broadway Premiere; ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Actress To Star

‘Be More Chill’ Composer Joe Iconis’ New Musical Sets Off-Broadway Premiere; ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Actress To Star

EXCLUSIVE: New musical Broadway Bounty Hunter from Be More Chill composer Joe Iconis will get its New York premiere Off Broadway this summer with Orange is the New Black actress Annie Golden reprising her critically acclaimed lead performance. The new musical will begin previews Tuesday, July 9 at Greenwich House Theater in…

The Guy Behind ‘Be More Chill’ Is Keeping It in the Family

The Guy Behind ‘Be More Chill’ Is Keeping It in the Family

Joe Iconis exploded out of N.Y.U. on a wave of hope. A songwriter with a knack for story and a taste for strange, he won the Jonathan Larson grant for early career composers. He scooped up the Kleban prize for most promising lyricist. He was hailed by Newsday as “ginormously talented.” The descriptors piled up until they made no sense any…

Be More Chill Plays to Sold-Out Crowds, Breaking House Record During First Week on Broadway

Be More Chill Plays to Sold-Out Crowds, Breaking House Record During First Week on Broadway

Be More Chill, which arrived on Broadway February 13 following an extended Off-Broadway engagement, played to 98.3 percent capacity crowds during its first week on the Great White Way. The contemporary musical from Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz brought in $738,384 over seven performances during the week ending February 17, marking…

7 Broadway Shows That Used Masquerades to Flip the Script

7 Broadway Shows That Used Masquerades to Flip the Script

Some of the most memorable songs from Joe Iconis' breakout show Be More Chill take place at a Halloween party, a location that serves as a metaphor for the theme of performing a new identity for social acceptance. And since performances began February 13 at the Lyceum Theatre (with an official opening scheduled for March 10) that…

Broadway First Dates: Be More Chill's Joe Iconis and Lauren Marcus

Broadway First Dates: Be More Chill's Joe Iconis and Lauren Marcus

Musical theater, a trip to Scotland, and a barstool mishap was the recipe for this Broadway love connection. Be More Chill is bringing two Broadway debuts to one family this season. Spouses Joe Iconis (the show's composer) and Lauren Marcus (who plays Brooke) are in the midst of previews at the Lyceum Theatre where Be More Chill is set to…

Be More Chill, From Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz, Begins on Broadway February 13

Be More Chill, From Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz, Begins on Broadway February 13

Be More Chill kicks off its Broadway run February 13, beginning previews at the Lyceum Theatre. Opening night is set for March 10. Unlike many shows, the contemporary musical from composer Joe Iconis and book writer Joe Tracz arrives on the Great White Way with an established cult following, garnering the attention of young audiences…

Be More Chill's Joe Iconis to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below This Spring

Be More Chill's Joe Iconis to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below This Spring

Joe Iconis & Family will be seen on Sundays and Mondays. Be More Chill composer Joe Iconis and his family of performers will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a series of concerts throughout April and May. The Joe Iconis & Family concerts will feature Be More Chill cast members George Salazar, Gerard Canonico, Lauren Marcus, and…

BE MORE CHILL Begins This Week, Rush Tickets Daily

BE MORE CHILL Begins This Week, Rush Tickets Daily

Performances of Be More Chill are officially underway! Looking for tickets? Have you checked out our rush policy yet? $40 tickets will be available at the box office! Be More Chill arrives on Broadway this week. Performances start at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) this Wednesday, February 13 at 8PM. The official opening night is…