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This teen musical became a viral sensation and Broadway hit

Clip: 06/21/2019 | 6m 10s | Video has closed captioning.

“Be More Chill,” a Broadway musical written by Joe Tracz and scored by Joe Iconis, explores the emotional rollercoaster of growing up -- with a magical twist. The show’s release comes on the heels of several other successful musicals about teen angst, but its viral path to popularity sets it apart. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the story achieved unexpected success and why it feels so relatable.

Aired: 06/21/19

Rating: NR

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