‘Be More Chill’ has a sister in Joe Iconis’ new musical ‘Love In Hate Nation’

Two River Theater Company announced its 2019-2020 season, which includes a world premiere musical from Joe Iconis. (PHOTO: Gretchen Van Benthuysen)

”Be More Chill” fans rejoice!! Joe Iconis has a new show. It’s about teenagers. Bad girls, really bad girls, in fact, it takes place in a juvie hall in the 1960s. It’s called “Love In  Hate Nation.”

The world premiere is at the same theater that launched  and will have its world premiere Nov. 9 in the same theater that launched ”Be More Chill.”

“Love In Hate Nation” is scheduled to run from Nov. 9-Dec. 1, 2019, at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ.

Described as a turbulent rock romance, it uses classic “bad girl” movies as its inspiration for the story of a changing America and a “revolution in the institution.”

Iconis wrote the music, lyrics and book. The show takes its musical inspiration from the Girl Group pop wall of sound  filtered through a punk-rock spirit.

Joe Iconis has the New York Times seal of approval. He wrote the music and lyrics for the hit show “Be More Chill.” (PHOTO:Gretchen Van Benthuysen)

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