Production Photos: Will Roland, George Salazar, Jason Tam, Stephanie Hsu, Tiffany Mann, Britton Smith and the Cast of BE MORE CHILL in Action

The highly anticipated musical Be More Chill is now running through September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC).

The company of Be More Chill. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Will Roland and The company of Be More Chill. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova

Based on the cult sensation novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is the story of Jeremy Heere, your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing-special New Jersey. That is, 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.

Will Roland, Jason Tam and The company of Be More Chill. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Will Roland, Jason Tam and The company of Be More Chill. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova

The cast includes members from the 2015 Two River Theater production ensemble and original cast recording, Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening, Groundhog Day) as Rich, Katlyn Carlson (Dirty Dancing, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin) as Chloe, Stephanie Hsu (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Christine, Lauren Marcus (The Humans at St. Louis Rep, Company at Barrington Stage) as Brooke, and George Salazar (tick tick BOOM!, Godspell, The Lightning Thief) as Michael; as well as Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen, The Black Suits) as Jeremy, Jason Tam (If/Then, Lysistrata Jones, NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”) as The Squip, and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Freaky Friday, Benny and Joon, Bloodsong of Love) as Jeremy’s Dad/Mr. Reyes. Tiffany Mann (Waitress, Jerry Springerthe Opera) as  Jenna, Britton Smith (Shuffle Along, After Midnight) as Jake, and Cameron Bond (Finding Neverland),Troy Iwata (The Boy Who Danced on Air), and Talia Suskauer (Love in Hate Nation) will be the company swings.

The Company of Be More Chill. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
The Company of Be More Chill. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Will Roland, Stephanie Hsu, Tiffany Mann and the company of Be More Chill. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Will Roland, Stephanie Hsu, Tiffany Mann and the company of Be More Chill. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
The company of Be More Chill. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
The company of Be More Chill. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Will Roland and the Cast of Be More Chill. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Will Roland and the Cast of Be More Chill. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Tiffany Mann, Katlyn Carlson, Lauren Marcus, Britton Smith, and Will Roland. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Tiffany Mann, Katlyn Carlson, Lauren Marcus, Britton Smith, and Will Roland. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Tiffany Mann, Katlyn Carlson, Lauren Marcus. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Tiffany Mann, Katlyn Carlson, Lauren Marcus. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Stephanie Hsu and Will Roland, Jason SweetTooth Williams, Katlyn Carlson, Lauren Marcus. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova 
Stephanie Hsu and Will Roland, Jason SweetTooth Williams, Katlyn Carlson, Lauren Marcus. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Tiffany Mann, Jason Tam, Will Roland. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Tiffany Mann, Jason Tam, Will Roland. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Katlyn Carlson, Lauren Mann. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Katlyn Carlson, Lauren Mann. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Jason Tam, Will Roland. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Jason Tam, Will Roland. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Will Roland, George Salazar. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Will Roland, George Salazar. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Jason Tam, Will Roland. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Jason Tam, Will Roland. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Will Roland. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Will Roland. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Will Roland. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Will Roland. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Stephanie Hsu. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Stephanie Hsu. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
George Salazar. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
George Salazar. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Tiffany Mann. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Tiffany Mann. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Britton Smith, Stephanie Hsu. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Britton Smith, Stephanie Hsu. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Jason SweetTooth Williams. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Jason SweetTooth Williams. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Gerard Canonico. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Gerard Canonico. Photo Credit: Maria Baranova

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