Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill begins performances on Broadway
The Broadway premiere of Jagged Little Pill is set for an official opening at the Broadhurst Theatre on December 5, 2019.
Ready to fall "Head Over Feet!? The eagerly anticipated Broadway premiere of new musical Jagged Little Pill begins previews at the Broadhurst Theatre tonight, ahead of an official opening on December 5, 2019.
Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill features an original story written by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody, with music by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette and six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard, and lyrics by Morissette. The production also features music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt and choreography/movement direction by Olivier Award winner Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Alanis Morissette previously commented: "This process, and what this process has yielded artistically and collaboratively, has been nothing short of a revelation, a balm and an arrival for me. It is a culmination of so much of what my life’s work has been oriented toward."
Synopsis: "Jagged Little Pill is an exhilarating new musical inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s seminal album of the same name. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family; but when the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the veneer, or defiantly facing truths about themselves and the world around them. Jagged Little Pill inspires audiences to look within, speak out, and connect."
As previously announced, the cast is led by Kathryn Gallagher (as Bella), Celia Rose Gooding (making her Broadway debut as Frankie Healy), Derek Klena (as Nick Healy), Sean Allan Krill (as Steve Healy), Lauren Patten (as Jo), and Drama Desk Award nominee Elizabeth Stanley (as Mary Jane Healy), all reprising their respective roles from the 2018 world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachussetts.
The ensemble features Yeman Brown, Jane Bruce, John Cardoza, Antonio Cipriano, Ken Clark, Laurel Harris, Logan Hart, Max Kumangai, Heather Lang, Ezra Menas, Kelsey Orem, Nora Schell, Kei Tsuruharatani and Ebony Williams.
The creative team also features additional music by Mike Farrell & Guy Sigsworth, scenic design by Tony Award nominee Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Tony Award nominee Justin Townsend, sound design by Tony Award nominee Jonathan Deans, and video & projection design by Tony Award winner Finn Ross.
The tuner previously staged its world premiere with a record-breaking, sold-out, 10-week engagement at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachussetts, from May 5 to July 15, 2018, becoming the longest-running and highest-grossing production in the theater’s history.
Upon the release of "Jagged Little Pill" on June 13, 1995, Alanis Morissette became the bestselling international debut artist in history, surpassing 24 million certified copies sold worldwide. The seminal album includes such hits as “You Oughta Know,” “Head Over Feet,” “Hand In My Pocket,” and “Ironic.” In addition, the musical also features songs newly written for the stage, as well as other songs from Ms. Morissette's back catelogue of hits, including "Uninvited" and "Thank U."
Jagged Little Pill is produced on Broadway by Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price.
Jagged Little Pill Tickets are available now for performances through July 5, 2020.
(Header photos by Matthew Murphy)