Be More Chill

Theatre
Name: Pershing Square Signature Center/ Irene Diamond Stage
Address: 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Details
First performance date: July 26, 2018
Opening date: August 9, 2018
Closing date: September 30, 2018
Links: Official Website


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Production Description
It’s called a Squip. A tiny supercomputer inside a pill. Swallow one and a personalized voice will tell you how to dress, how to speak, how to… become cool.

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. 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. Based on the cult sensation novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is already beloved by millions of theater fans because of its best-selling Billboard Top 10 cast recording. Come see what all the fuss is about this summer on 42nd Street. It’s what your Squip would tell you to do.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
42nd.Club Producer
Adler Producer
Chris Blasting Producer
Brad Blume Producer
Gary Cohen Producer
Marlene Cohen Producer
Jonathan Demar Producer
Federman Producer
Gemini Theatrical Producer
Ben Holtzman Producer
Koenigsberg Producer
Ashlee Latimer Producer
Marc David Levine Producer
Sammy Lopez Producer
Jenn Maley Producer
Michael F. Mitri Producer
Jenny Niedehoffer Producer
Joan Rechnitz Producer
Robert Rechnitz Producer
Simpson & Longthorne Producer
Fred Sternfeld Producer
Randi Sternfeld Producer
Cori Stolbun Producer
Jennifer Ashley Tepper Producer
The Baruch Frankel Viertel Group Producer
Alisa Thorne Producer
Charlie Thorne Producer
Jenna Ushkowitz Producer
Kim Vasquez Producer
YesBroadway Productions Producer
Two River Theater Produced in Association
Gerald Goehring Executive Producer
James E. Cleveland Production Supervisor
SenovvA Production Core Production Supervisor
  
Ned Vizzini Original Author
Joe Tracz Book
Joe Iconis Music & Lyrics
  
Stephen Brackett Director
Emily Marshall Musical Director
Max Friedman Assistant Director
Geoffrey Ko Associate Music Director
  
Chase Brock Choreographer
Alicia Lundgren Associate Choreographer
Mimi Scardulla Assistant Choreographer
J. David Brimmer Fight Director
Dan O'Driscoll Associate Fight Director
Rob Berman Dance Arrangements
  
Beowulf Boritt Set Designer
Bobby Frederick Tilley II Costume Designer
Tyler Micoleau Lighting Designer
Ryan Rumery Sound Designer
Alex Basco Koch Projection Designer
Dave Bova Hair & Wig
Sven Henry Nelson Props Designer
Jared Rutherford Associate Scenic Designer
Martin Lara Avila Assistant Costume Designer
Jimmy Lawlor Associate Lighting Designer
Brian McDonald Associate Sound Designer
  
LDK Productions General Manager
Keith Sherman & Associates Press Representative
  
Amanda Michaels Production Stage Manager
Kaleigh Bernier Assistant Stage Manager
  
Lindsay Child Production Manager
Anna Englesman Assistant Production Manager
Mae Frankeberger Associate Production Manager
  
Charlie Rosen Orchestrations
Charlie Rosen Musical Supervision
  
Telsey + Company Casting
AKA Advertising
AKA Marketing
Marathon Digital Social Media

Cast
Actor Role
Gerard Canonico Rich
Katlyn Carlson Chloe
Stephanie Hsu Christine
Tiffany Mann Jenna
Lauren Marcus Brooke
Will Roland Jeremy
George Salazar Michael
Britton Smith Jake
Jason Tam The Squip
Jason SweetTooth Williams Jeremy's Dad / Mr Reyes / Scary Stockboy
Cameron Bond Jeremy's Dad / The Squip UNDERSTUDY
Gerard Canonico Jeremy UNDERSTUDY
Troy Iwata Rich / Jeremy / Michael / Jake / The Squip UNDERSTUDY
Lauren Marcus Christine UNDERSTUDY
Talia Suskauer Chloe / Brooke / Jenna UNDERSTUDY
Awards
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2019 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical 42nd.Club Producer
      Adler Producer
      Alisa Thorne Producer
      Ashlee Latimer Producer
      Ben Holtzman Producer
      Brad Blume Producer
      Charlie Thorne Producer
      Chris Blasting Producer
      Cori Stolbun Producer
      Federman Producer
      Fred Sternfeld Producer
      Gary Cohen Producer
      Gemini Theatrical Producer
      Jenn Maley Producer
      Jenna Ushkowitz Producer
      Jennifer Ashley Tepper Producer
      Jenny Niedehoffer Producer
      Joan Rechnitz Producer
      Jonathan Demar Producer
      Kim Vasquez Producer
      Koenigsberg Producer
      Marc David Levine Producer
      Marlene Cohen Producer
      Michael F. Mitri Producer
      Randi Sternfeld Producer
      Robert Rechnitz Producer
      Sammy Lopez Producer
      Simpson & Longthorne Producer
      The Baruch Frankel Viertel Group Producer
      YesBroadway Productions Producer
      Two River Theater Produced in Association
      Gerald Goehring Executive Producer
      Joe Iconis Music & Lyrics
      Joe Tracz Book
2 WON 2019 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical George Salazar Actor
3 NOMINATED 2019 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Stephanie Hsu Actor
4 NOMINATED 2019 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Projection Design Alex Basco Koch Projection Designer
5 NOMINATED 2019 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Musical    
6 NOMINATED 2019 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical George Salazar Actor
7 NOMINATED 2019 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Stephanie Hsu Actor
8 NOMINATED 2019 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Music Joe Iconis Music & Lyrics
9 NOMINATED 2019 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Lyrics Joe Iconis Music & Lyrics
10 NOMINATED 2019 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical Bobby Frederick Tilley II Costume Designer
11 NOMINATED 2019 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Projection Design Alex Basco Koch Projection Designer
12 NOMINATED 2019 Hewes Design Award, Costume Design Bobby Frederick Tilley II Costume Designer
13 NOMINATED 2019 Hewes Design Award, Notable Effects Alex Basco Koch Projection Designer
14 NOMINATED 2019 Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best New Musical    
15 NOMINATED 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding New Score Joe Iconis Music & Lyrics
16 NOMINATED 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical George Salazar Actor
17 NOMINATED 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Projection Design Alex Basco Koch Projection Designer
18 NOMINATED 2018 Clive Barnes Award Will Roland Actor