16 episodes

How To Be More Chill explores how the extraordinary musical Be More Chill arrived on Broadway in Spring 2019 with unprecedented momentum and then onwards towards a London production in 2020. Hosted by Ilana Levine of Little Known Facts and Sam Maher of YesBroadway, the podcast centers around deep-dive interviews with the show’s creators, cast members, and others involved in the show as they give us all the behind-the-scenes scoop on how the show entered the international pop culture zeitgeist on such a massive scale and how the impact of the show’s fandom brought the show to Broadway and beyond. Good luck being chill about this podcast - Sam and Ilana definitely aren’t! 

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    • 4.9 • 141 Ratings

How To Be More Chill explores how the extraordinary musical Be More Chill arrived on Broadway in Spring 2019 with unprecedented momentum and then onwards towards a London production in 2020. Hosted by Ilana Levine of Little Known Facts and Sam Maher of YesBroadway, the podcast centers around deep-dive interviews with the show’s creators, cast members, and others involved in the show as they give us all the behind-the-scenes scoop on how the show entered the international pop culture zeitgeist on such a massive scale and how the impact of the show’s fandom brought the show to Broadway and beyond. Good luck being chill about this podcast - Sam and Ilana definitely aren’t! 

    BONUS Episode: BPN Live - Joe Iconis live from Times Square

    BONUS Episode: BPN Live - Joe Iconis live from Times Square

    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! This bonus episode kicks off Joe Iconis' 40th birthday week with a couple of games with him with a "This is your life, Joe Iconis" vibe and a special report from Joe about the 2021 West End production of Be More Chill.
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    • 25 min
    Episode 15: Jason SweetTooth Williams

    Episode 15: Jason SweetTooth Williams

    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. Reyes, and (of course) Scary Stockboy both Off-Broadway and on and is one of the kindest humans ever and an absolute joy to talk to. No wonder Joe Iconis was the best man at his wedding!
    Get the inside scoop on his name (spoiler alert: the reason could not be more awesome!), what it was like performing The Goodbye Song after the last performance of #BeMoreChill on Broadway, and all sorts of other lovely things you might not know about him and the show. Jason SweetTooth Williams, let's do this!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 14: Miracle Chance LIVE

    Episode 14: Miracle Chance LIVE

    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 order to make it to her three auditions she had to take a 5 hour train and then fly back each night in order to make it back in time for the show. It was that kind of commitment that landed her the role of Christine Canigula, a part that Miracle found to be very close to her heart. Find out what Joe Iconis said to Miracle that was the key to understanding the role, what scared her the most about her big entrance, why she loved singing “ I Love Play Rehearsal “ night after night and why the Be More Chill fans are some of the most special people in the world in this episode of How To Be More Chill. Miracle Chance, let's do this!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 13: Scott Folan

    Episode 13: Scott Folan

    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. Scott's incredible gifts as a performer are matched by his honesty about the process of taking on the role of Jeremy. You will love hearing about how he used the incredible fan art of the show's previous productions to begin his research and how the fans supported him in unprecedented ways during the London run. Be More Chill was one of the many shows across the globe shut down early during the Spring 2020 global COVID pandemic and Scott admits there may be some cheese sitting in his dressing room among all his other belongings he has not yet picked up from The Other Palace. Scott Folan: let's do this!
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 12: Gerard Canonico

    Episode 12: Gerard Canonico

    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. Gerard Canonico, let’s do this!

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Stephen Brackett

    Stephen Brackett

    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. Less than 48 hours after the London cast was announced, Stephen gives Sam and Ilana the inside scoop on who was cast as Jeremy, Christine, Michael, and the Squip. Enjoy every morsel of this delicious episode full of goodies that made Sam and Ilana's jaw drop for about an hour straight while recording it!

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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

Bluskey11 ,

I love it

This podcast is incredible. I found it funny when in the Will Roland episode, they said George Salazar would be replaced

Tapir Kate ,

annoying

the actors are too quiet and the hosts are too loud and have the most annoying voices. never been more disappointed

will connoly is the best ,

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