This cult favorite about a nerdy teen who swallows a
high-tech pill to make him popular was critically trounced when it opened
in New Jersey in 2015. After the music leaked online, it grew a rabid fan base
of teens and school productions have popped up all over the country.
The show opened this past March on Broadway to more negative reviews, yet
was nominated for one Tony (Best Original Score by Joe Iconis). James Corden even
parodied “Michael in the Bathroom” during the Tonys telecast. Even with the
show’s successes, the $9 million price tag will not be recouped and the show
must no longer go on. A film is in development, however. The show will close August
11 and a national tour has not yet been announced.