'Be More Chill' Original Broadway Cast Album Gets Release Date

Maria Baranova
A scene from "BE MORE CHILL" 

Viral musical Be More Chill is finally releasing its much anticipated original Broadway cast recording, via Ghostlight Records. The album will be released for digital download and streaming on Friday, May 3, with CD and vinyl releases planned for later this year.

Customers can now preorder the digital album and receive a download of the single "More Than Survive." The show follows the life of Jeremy, a high school junior who takes a pill called a squip which helps him become "more chill," or cool. 

The show, inspired by the novel by Ned Vizzini and directed by Stephen Brackett, started out in a 2015 off-off-Broadway run in New Jersey and closed. It recently resurfaced on the internet and quickly became a viral, streaming sensation, with the original cast recording from the Two River Theater in NJ streamed on Spotify more than 100 million times. After a sold-out off-Broadway run, the show began Broadway performances in February 2019. 

You can preorder the album here. Check out the announcement below.