New Musical ‘Be More Chill’ Is Like an Incel’s Answer to ‘Mean Girls’: REVIEW
If every high school dram-com is about fitting in, each one needs something to set it apart. Mean Girls has a riotous script full of sharply drawn characters; Dear Evan Hansen has an inspired score with a vivid emotional center. Be More Chill, a frenetic and unnerving new musical that opened off-Broadway tonight, has none of these things.
What it does have is an already-fervent fan base (the limited commercial run sold out prior to opening) and a supercomputer chill pill that promises to make kids cool. It’s easy to see why the story struck a chord with young audiences online following its 2015 premiere at New Jersey’s Two River Theatre — an every-spaz trying to survive high school hell is standard YA fare (the musical is based
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