Join Ilana and Sam as they interview Be More Chill's Joe Iconis live in Times Square as part of Playbill's Curtain Up Festival via Broadway Podcast Network!
In the first episode of what we're calling How To Be More Chill "4.0", Sam and Ilana interview someone who could not be a more integral part of the Be More Chill story: Jason SweetTooth Williams. Jason played Mr. Heere, Mr.
When Miracle Change got the call that she had an audition for the London production of Be More Chill, she was performing as Columbia in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Edinburgh.
In the first ever live episode (video on Broadway Podcast Network's YouTube channel!) of How To Be More Chill, Sam and Ilana talk to Scott Folan. Scott is a child actor-turned-adult actor and singer/songwriter, but to us he will always be Jeremy Heere in the London production of Be More Chill.
Gerard Canonico joins Sam and Ilana to chat about how the character of Rich evolved from Be More Chill's first workshop to Broadway, his joy and love of being part of Iconis and Family, and how being a child actor impacted his life in such amazing ways, and….how he balances his love of being a musician with his love of being an actor.
Oh, this is a GOOD one that we've been waiting a long time for. Besides being the director of so many of your favorite musicals fo the past decade, Stephen Brackett is the Godfather of the Be More Chill, being at its helm from extremely early on its development.
Mike Rosengarten was the guitarist for the viral smash hit musical Be More Chill all the way from the world premiere production at Two River Theater through the show's Broadway run, so you can imagine that he has the most incredible behind-the-scenes stories from every incarnation of the show.
Broadway swing Morgan Siobhan Green sat down with Sam and Ilana and shares stories from her Be More Chill journey and gives a thrilling and fascinating description of what it’s like being a cover for multiple characters and getting the call saying “you’re on"!
Stephanie Hsu studied experimental theater in college and always thought she would create non-commercial work that expressed her point of view and helped to shine a light on the issues and ideas she cares deeply about.
Ilana and Sam sit down with Broadway’s SQUIP himself, Jason Tam! Fun fact: Jason was the very first actor to ever record the song "Michael In The Bathroom." Find out why and how in this episode along with all the ways he approached the role, the freedom he was given to create the character both physically and emotionally, and what it is like to be a part of the ensemble of talented “ Iconis Family“ members.
Lauren Marcus shines as Brooke in Be More Chill. She also happens to be married to Joe Iconis and she also happened to go to the 2019 Tony Awards. In this episode, Lauren takes us behind the scenes of an 8-show week on Broadway followed by a car ride to Radio City for an epic adventure you’ll remember for the rest of your life!
In this very special episode, Sam and Ilana sit down with Be More Chill book writer Joe Tracz. From growing up in Detroit and seeing Broadway national tours to working in a Borders bookstore and getting to know the YA literary scene, Joe tells us about how he cames on board the project and combined his television and film writing experience with his passion for musical theater.
Sam and Ilana sit down with Broadway leading man Will Roland and were mesmerized as he shared his history as a member of the Joe Iconis Family and how the role of Jeremy in Be More Chill came his way.
Be More Chill producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper takes Sam and Ilana on a journey that starts with how she met Joe Iconis through all the behind-the-scenes schemes and plans to share this brilliant musical with the world.
Be More Chill star George Salazar walks Sam and Ilana through the experience of coming on board for the original workshop presentation of Be More Chill and then the world premiere production at Two River Theater in New Jersey and its sold-out run Off-Broadway in Summer 2018.
In this inaugural episode, Sam and Ilana interview composer/lyricist Joe Iconis as he walks us through the origins of the Be More Chill journey - all the way from the nexus of the idea of writing the musical leading up to to the opening night of the world premiere at Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey and then the making of the triumphant original cast recording of the show.
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