Ned Vizzini Musical Adaptation ‘Be More Chill’ Hits Broadway

Ned Vizzini Musical Adaptation ‘Be More Chill’ Hits Broadway

Be More Chill is finally coming to Broadway, and fans couldn’t be more excited. The upcoming musical is an adaptation of classic YA author Ned Vizzini‘s novel of the same name—though you may be more familiar with the author than the book. Vizzini’s 2006 release It’s Kind of a Funny Story became a cult-classic YA bildungsroman, depicting mental illness with rare honesty and vulnerability. While mental health is now a more approachable topic in YA fiction, the novel’s earnest portrayal of a promising-but-depressed teenager’s life on a psychiatric ward earned Vizzini a devoted following. In 2010, the novel received a successful film adaptation, …