Get ready London!
The hit Broadway musical Be More Chill is coming to The Other Palace in February 2020.
The show, inspired by the groundbreaking novel by Ned Vizzini, features a Tony-nominated score with original music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz.
Be More Chill tells the atypical love story of a boy, a girl….and the supercomputer inside the boy’s head guiding him every step of the way. The boy is desperately trying to fit in. The girl’s longing to be noticed. And the supercomputer just wants to take over the world.
Be More Chill is an international sensation – when the 2015 Original Cast Recording was released, millions of people streamed the album and formed a passionate community of Be More Chill fans, ultimately leading the musical to receive a Broadway production.
When the 2019 Broadway Cast Recording was subsequently released, it debuted at #2 on the Top Cast Albums Chart. Songs from the musical have accumulatively garnered over 318 million streams, with the breakout track “Michael In The Bathroom” amassing over 31 million streams and 8 million YouTube views alone. Tumblr has ranked Be More Chill as the #2 most talked-about musical on their platform, behind only Hamilton.
Joining Iconis and Tracz on the creative team are director Stephen Brackett, choreographer Chase Brock, set designer Beowulf Boritt, costume designer Bobby Frederick Tilley, lighting designer Tyler Micoleau, sound designer Ryan Rumery and projection designer Alex Basco Koch. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Charlie Rosen, music vocal arrangements by Emily Marshall and UK casting is by Will Burton. Jerry Goehring and Lisa Dozier King are Executive Producers for the UK Production of Be More Chill.
Casting for the UK production will be announced at a later date.
Be More Chill begins previews Wednesday 12 February running until Sunday 3 May 2020, with press night on Tuesday 18 February. Tickets start from £19.50 (from £15.00 during Previews).