Jagged Little Pill

Jagged Little Pill

UPDATE: This production is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for more information.

Tickets are on sale now for the Broadway premiere of Jagged Little Pill at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Following a sold-out 10-week engagement at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the summer of 2018, Jagged Little Pill - a new musical inspired by the iconic 1995 album of the same name by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette - stages its Broadway premiere in fall 2019.

Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and featuring a book by Diablo Cody, the Oscar-winning writer of "Juno," Jagged Little Pill tells an original story about a suburban family called The Healys. Taking inspiration from the 1995 album, Cody has woven themes of empowerment, pain and healing into the plot of the musical, which also deals with topical issues such as racial identity, queer identity, addiction, and sexual assault. All these hot-button issues strikingly reflect the current social climate in the United States, rendering Jagged Little Pill perhaps the most relevant musical on the Great White Way.

Following in the footsteps of such cherished musicals as Spring Awakening and Green Day's American IdiotJagged Little Pill is the perfect choice for those looking for an edgy, rock-infused show that speaks at great volumes - literally and metaphorically - to a disillusioned generation longing for hope.

Upon the album release of Jagged Little Pill in June 1995, Alanis Morissette became the bestselling international debut artist in history, surpassing 24 million certified copies sold worldwide. She became an instant icon in the music industry, winning five Grammy Awards including "Album of the Year," "Best Rock Album," and "Best Rock Song" (for “You Oughta Know”). The seminal album is as appealingly timeless now as it was over two decades ago.

Fans can expect live theatrical renditions from all the album's epochal hits from “Head Over Feet,” to “Hand In My Pocket,” "You Learn," and “Ironic.” However, the musical also includes other beloved songs from Morissette's back catalogue, such as "Hands Clean," the Grammy-nominated "Thank U," and the two-time Grammy-winning track "Uninvited," making it a must-see for Alanis Morissette aficionados across the globe.

(Photos by Matthew Murphy)

Running time: 
2hrs 40mins (including 1 intermission)
20 images
About Jagged Little Pill:

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.

Music by Alanis Morissette & Glen Ballard, Lyrics by Alanis Morissette and a Book by Diablo Cody
Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price
Diane Paulus
Justin Townsend
Jonathan Deans
Riccardo Hernandez
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Emily Rebholz
Cast list:
Kathryn Gallagher (as Bella), Celia Rose Gooding (as Frankie Healy), Derek Klena (as Nick Healy), Sean Allan Krill (as Steve Healy), Lauren Patten (as Jo), and Elizabeth Stanley (as Mary Jane Healy)
Other info:
Music Supervision, Orchestrations & Arrangements by Tom Kitt, Additional Music by Mike Farrell & Guy Sigsworth, and Video & Projection Design by Finn Ross
Jagged Little Pill Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 3, 2019
Opening date: 
December 5, 2019
Booking to: 
April 25, 2021

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Broadhurst Theatre

235 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Jagged Little Pill News & Features

Alanis Morissette
You Live, You Learn: A Night with Alanis Morissette and Jagged Little Pill to be streamed
May 14, 2020

"Thank U," Alanis! Producers of Jagged Little Pill have partnered with American Express to bring us a special livestream event, featuring seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette, alongside the Broadway cast and appearances by members of the musical's creative team. Entitled You Live, You Learn: A Night with Alanis Morissette and ‘Jagged Little Pill’, the event will benefit the COVID-19 emergency relief efforts of The Actors Fund and will take place on Tuesday, May 19 at 8pm (ET) on Jagged Little Pill's Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

Elizabeth Stanley in Jagged Little Pill
QuaranTune #28: "Thank U" from Jagged Little Pill
May 7, 2020

Today's #QuaranTune comes to us from the self-isolating Broadway company of Jagged Little Pill, who are all currently on an enforced hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And their message to those on the frontlines is simple: "Thank U."

Celia Rose Gooding in Jagged Little Pill
A New York Theatre Guide to... Jagged Little Pill!
December 6, 2019

Released in June 1995, “Jagged Little Pill” made a household name of Alanis Morissette, earning her the title of the best-selling international debut artist in history (as well as five Grammy Award wins)! Now, over two decades later, that same album is the inspiration for a new Broadway musical and we’ve fallen “Head Over Feet” for it!

Elizabeth Stanley in Jagged Little Pill
Official Broadway production photos released for Jagged Little Pill
December 5, 2019

"You Oughta Know" that the producers of the Broadway premiere of new musical Jagged Little Pill have released official production photography ahead of tonight's official opening at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Our Jagged Little Pill Review

It was a ritual in 1995. Friday nights, often feeling hopeless and ignorant about Slobodan Milošević, I would come home to my Brooklyn apartment. Diminished by a corporate day job, an unrequited love in my heart and an artist’s very light pockets, I would combine flour, olive oil, yeast, salt and engage my roommate’s glorious sound system with Alanis Morissette’s debut album.