New York | 2h 30m | Open run

Be More Chill (NYC)

From 43 critic and 138 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Great singing, Funny

About the show

The viral musical hit comes to Broadway. An edgy, comic look at coming of age in the digital age, through the lens of sci-fi films of the 50s, horror flicks of the 80s, and teen movies of the 90s. (Previous Reviews) More…

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.' 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. Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy's desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self.

2h 30m | Open run | Lyceum Theatre (Midtown W)


95
During previews
Clever, Funny, Must see, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you love an outrageous time and unforgettable songs/ staging! It is a MUST see for parents and teenagers!! The theme is so current!

Don't see it if you are bringing any child under the age of 13. Or if you are looking for an old-fashioned musical.

94
During previews
Refreshing, Resonant, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You are or have someone under 18. Great lighting and scenic elements. Ensemble rocks....yet another reason to add this category to the Tonys

Don't see it if Honestly I can't see a reason why not to see this show. We all had at least one moment in high school that made us wish for a squip.

94
During previews
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you want to see the Broadway incarnation of a refreshing, upbeat and hilarious musical with a great cast and a fun score.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals with a contemporary score or wouldn't enjoy a funny musical about teen angst.

Also Be More Chill, a musical about a nerdy high-school student who ingests... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Relevant, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like fresh new musicals. A must see if you enjoy original songs, unique staging and ensemble casts.

Don't see it if If you’re expecting a traditional musical.

Also Fabulous cast, great singing. Relevant themes for parents and kids. No... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You want to enjoy a night at the theater, you like to laugh, you like new and edgy.

Don't see it if you are expecting "old school" Broadway. This is fresh and new.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Delightful

See it if Excellent show for young adults dealing with high school issues and adults who want to be reminded how difficult high school can be

Don't see it if If you don’t want to be reminded how difficult high school could be and don’t want to be entertained

90
During previews
Hilarious, Relevant, Delightful, Great score

See it if you're looking for something fresh and fun. This show is a delightful roller coaster of laughs and catchy songs performed by a strong cast

Don't see it if you prefer serious pieces. This is a fun show.

Also I want to respond to those who've said this show is cliched. Granted, ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Clever, Funny, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see a high energy, funny tho also at times super moving, musical with catchy songs and great performances

Don't see it if you dont like high energy musicals

90
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Great singing, Great orchestration

See it if you want a moving, yet funny show that makes you nostalgic for the 90s. This is like the child of Dear Evan Hansen and Mean Girls.

Don't see it if You want a young kid friendly show. Some parents are cool with but there were a lot to adult references.

Also In this first previews night, I felt that more adults we're surprised ... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You like a pop-y, bright, shiny show that is funny and fun. Or if you did theater in high school. Hit me right in the feels with that one.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show with crazy costumes, bright flashing lights, or teenage angst.

87
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Quirky, Clever

See it if You like modern musicals retelling the story of Little Shop of Horrors in a whole new way!

Don't see it if You only enjoy classical theatre.

85
During previews
Quirky, Different, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like something new and different. You are open to new ideas and fun stories with new music

Don't see it if You dislike musicals. You can not appreciate that the world is constantly changing.

85
During previews
Fluffy, Fun songs, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a light, funny, quirky show about high schools "geek[s], loser[s], whatever". Comic book meets DEH and Little Shop of Horrors.

Don't see it if you want a thoughtful story about being yourself in high school - ala DEH. This is a comedy. Enjoy it for what it is :)

Also I saw the off-Broadway run last year and this is an improvement. ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Ambitious, Quirky, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of modern/contemporary musicals like Dear Evan Hansen.

Don't see it if you're a fan on classic musical theatre shows

85
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Interested in high school musical about nerds & how to be popular. Interesting theme & solution to being unseen. Lots of laughs. Lasers

Don't see it if Tired of high school themes.

Also I saw this Off-Broadway & thought much better & a tighter script. Beca... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if you are looking for a quirky, fun show with pretty good music. Also, good for teens and pre-teens.

Don't see it if You prefer more traditional fare and are uptight

83
During previews
Funny, Edgy, Intense, Quirky, Clever

See it if Like clever, funny, modern show with pop culture references and teen angst.

Don't see it if You want to see shows that are more traditional, academic, or deep. Don’t bring kids that are immature or not ready for adult themes.

Also While I initially felt like the show was mostly for teens I found myse... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Entertaining, Clever, Energetic, Edgy, Imaginative

See it if you want to stretch your imagination and enter a world where a "squib" can change you for the better or worse. It makes you think.

Don't see it if you do not like musicals that are different in their approach to getting a strong message to the audience.

Also It creates dialogue in your mind about how people view themselves. The... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Gen z musical, Enthusiastic music, Athletic choreography

See it if You want to see a contemporary musical about high school teens who face social anxiety issues and pressures to be popular or conform.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a show whose target audience is teenagers (and their parents).

Also Ultimately a self-esteem boosting experience: Stop hiding, Put your pa... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Entertaining, Fluffy, Moments of greatness

See it if You want a window into this generation’s psyches - filled with self doubt &loathing, but also longing to connect & belong

Don't see it if You don’t want to watch a story about adolescent angst, but Salazar and Hsu are a joy

Also Seating is tight in mezzanine; anyone taller than five seven will find... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Great singing, Hilarious, Quirky, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if You want a new show with a talented young fresh cast. Quirky and fun!

Don't see it if You want to be moved or are looking for a serious outing. This is NOT that kind of show.

81
During previews
Entertaining, Overrated, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You want to see what all the hype is about. But set low expectations, especially if you are a more worldly intellectual theatre goer.

Don't see it if You don't like rock music, you aren't a fan of shows that will have lots of students/teens in the audience.

Also Think of this show as a B- version of Dear Evan Hansen merged with Mea... Read more Read less

80
During previews
High school angst morality play with happy ending

See it if Predictable, if cutely updated, story. Dancing and singing high energy. Perfect if you have to entertain teenagers.

Don't see it if You don’t mind high octane audiences; they clap and squeel at everything.

80
During previews
Relevant, Overrated, Great staging, Funny, Cliched

See it if You are a teenager who liked Dear Evan Hansen or Spring Awakening. Or if you enjoy pop musicals

Don't see it if You find teen subject matter insufferable or can't deal with screaming tween girls. You need great lyrics (they suck)

Also Here's the thing, I like this better than Dear Evan Hansen because it ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
High energy, Quirky, Fun

See it if You like fun,loud, high energy musicals focused on high school teens

Don't see it if You want a quiet show and/or mature themes or are struggling in high school - the “how to cope” message is confusing and maybe not helpful.

Also This was a high energy show. Very well cast. Will Roland shone. Everyo... Read more Read less


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