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What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it, no questions asked? Achieving the “perfect life” is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology-but it comes at a cost that's not as easy to swallow. What could possibly go wrong? Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, this new musical takes on the competing voices in all of our heads. And ultimately proves, there's never been a better time in history to be yourself-especially if you're a loser, geek, or whatever.


Lyceum Theatre


March 10, 2019


Be More Chill became an internet sensation long before it arrived on Broadway, thanks to its avid social media following and the success of its original cast album. The recording has been streamed more than 200 million times. A new Broadway cast album is in the works.

The lead character’s transformation comes about after he swallows a grey, oblong pill with a swig of green Mountain Dew. The capsule is actually a Super Quantum Unit Intel Processor (SQUIP) which enters his body and communicates directly with his brain. In other words, he gets “squipped.”


The musical premiered at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ, in the spring of 2015. The show’s Off Broadway production opened in the summer of 2018 before transferring to Broadway. The piece is based on a 2004 young adult novel by Ned Vizzini.