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First Look at Jagged Little Pill

First Look at Jagged Little Pill

The Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill celebrates their moving day into the Broadhurst Theatre(235 W 44th St., NYC) on Broadway today, with the release of a first look at the full cast, captured by photographer Nathan Johnson.  

Cast of Jagged Little Pill photo by Nathan Johnson.  

“I raise a toast of gratitude to this extraordinary cast, for everyone’s unbelievable hard work, courage, and your fearlessness and commitment. You threw yourselves in!” said Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus in a champagne toast to the cast in celebration of their move-in day on Broadway. “We’re on this journey together. You Live every moment of it, You Learn every moment of it…sound familiar?”

Following its record-breaking, sold-out world premiere at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) last summer, the musical begins performances on Broadway on Sunday, November 3, 2019, with an official opening night of Thursday, December 5.

Cast of Jagged Little Pill photo by Nathan Johnson.  

Drama Desk Award nominee Elizabeth StanleySean Allan Krill, Derek Klena, and Celia Rose Gooding, and star as The Healy Family (Mary Jane, Steve, Nick, and Frankie, respectively), alongside Lauren Patten as Jo, Kathryn Gallagher as Bella, Antonio Cipriano as Phoenix, and Logan Hart as Andrew, all of whom reprise their roles from the musical’s world premiere engagement. Completing the company are Annelise Baker, Yeman Brown, Jane Bruce, John Cardoza, Ken Wulf Clark, Laurel Harris, Zach Hess, Max Kumangai, Heather Lang, Ezra Menas, Kelsey Orem, Yana Perrault, Nora Schell, Kei Tsuruharatani and Ebony Williams. 

Jagged Little Pill  is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (WaitressPippin) and features an original story by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully), music by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette and six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard, and lyrics by Morissette. Movement Direction and Choreography is by Olivier Award winner Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (“Apesh*t” by The Carters; Beyoncé at The Grammys 2017) and Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements are by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, American Idiot). 

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 looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.

Atlantic Records has partnered with Jagged Little Pill  for the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording, adding the production to the label’s elite roster of Grammy Award-winning artists and cast albums.

The world premiere production of Jagged Little Pill  ran for 79 sold-out performances, from May 5–July 15, 2018, at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. The 10-week engagement marked the longest-running and highest-grossing production in the theater’s history. Variety declared the musical “Triumphant! Not since Rent has a musical invested so many bravura roles with so much individual life.” BuzzFeed described the show as “stirring, breathtaking and exceptionally relevant…work this ambitious broadens our perspective of what theater can do.” NPR declared, “Morissette’s anthems are now for the ages. Visually interpreted in Jagged Little Pill with an absorbing intimacy and ingenuity, they reach down to our deepest raw selves, regardless of who we are.”

Released on June 13, 1995, the tremendous success of Alanis Morissette’s album Jagged Little Pill skyrocketed her to become the bestselling international debut artist in history; a title she still holds, with the record’s sales reaching 33 million copies worldwide. Nearly 25 years after its release, Jagged Little Pill continues to be one of the Top 20 Best-Selling Albums of All Time. With nine eclectic and acclaimed albums released over the subsequent twenty years, Morissette’s music has garnered 7 Grammy Awards (with 14 nominations), a Golden Globe nomination, and total sales of over 60 million albums. 

The Jagged Little Pill  creative team includes Tony-nominated Scenic Designer Riccardo Hernandez (Parade); Costume Designer Emily Rebholz (Dear Evan Hansen); Tony-nominated Lighting Designer Justin Townsend (Moulin Rouge!); Tony-nominated Sound Designer Jonathan Deans (Waitress); and Tony-winning Video & Projection Designer Finn Ross (Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time). The production features additional music by Michael Farrell & Guy Sigsworth. Production Stage Management is by Ira Mont (The Producers). 

Lead Producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price, are joined by Caiola Productions, Level Forward & Abigail Disney, Geffen Playhouse-Tenenbaum-Feinberg, James L. Nederlander, Dean Borell Moravis Silver, Stephen G. Johnson, Concord Theatricals, Bard Theatricals, M. Kilburg Reedy, 42nd.club, Betsy Dollinger, Sundowners, The Araca Group, Jana Bezdek, Len Blavatnik, BSL Enterprises, Burnt Umber Productions, Darren DeVerna & Jeremiah Harris, Daryl Roth, Susan Edelstein, FG Productions, Sue Gilad & Larry Rogowsky, Harmonia, John Gore Theatrical Group, Melissa M. Jones & Barbara H. Freitag, Jujamcyn, Stephanie Kramer, Lamplighter Projects, Christina Isaly Liceaga, David Mirvish, Spencer B. Ross, Bellanca Smigel Rutter, Iris Smith, Jason Taylor & Sydney Suiter, Rachel Weinstein, W.I.T. Productions / Gabriel Creative Partners, and Consulting Producer Tamar Climan, in presenting the American Repertory Theater production of Jagged Little Pill.

Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased via Telecharge, or by visiting the Broadhurst Theatre Box Office at 235 W 44th St., NYC. Box office hours are Monday–Saturday 10am–8pm, Sunday 12pm–6pm. The regular performance schedule for Jagged Little Pill  is as follows: Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 2pm & 7:30pm, Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. For performances November 5th through November 27th, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday shows begin at 8pm. The performance on Sunday, November 3 is at 8pm. Schedule is subject to change. 

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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