The Two River Theater Company, a regional theater based in Red Bank, NJ, currently celebrating its 25 anniversary, produced the world premiere of a musical about, well, how hard high school can be if you don’t fit in.
Then a cast album — another first for the theater — went viral online, second only to “Hamilton.”
Say what!? As we say in New Jersey.
Then, the off-Broadway premiere sold out before its first preview and a Broadway transfer has been scheduled for Feb. 13, 2019, at the Lyceum Theatre.
And then! And then!
According to Deadline, Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Greg Berlanti Productions have acquired the film rights to the musical, about an average teenager (played Off-Broadway by Dear Evan Hansen‘s Will Roland) who takes a pill purported to make people more—you guessed it—chill. Broadway previews begin at the Lyceum Theatre February 13; opening night is set for March 10.
The show is based on Ned Vizzini‘’s novel.