Jagged Little Pill

In the summer of 2018, JAGGED LITTLE PILL made its World Jagged Little Pill Musical, Alanis MorissettePremiere – an unprecedented sold-out, record-breaking run-at the American Repertory Theater. The reviews were incredible:

  • “Ms. Morissette’s trailblazing 1995 album is taking on new life: as theater. It’s a big-hearted musical that breaks the mold.” –The New York Times
  • “Right now, in 2018, Jagged Little Pill, feels urgent. It’s also, somehow, wildly entertaining. It is wickedly funny in just the right places. We’re reminded that Morissette’s songs are a treasure. On top of it all we’re reminded that a heap of social ills can be the basis of good theater. And no, there’s nothing ironic about that.” –The Boston Globe
  • “Triumphant! Not since Rent has a musical invested so many bravura roles with so much individual life.” –Variety
  • “Stirring, Breathtaking & Exceptionally Relevant. Works this ambitious broaden our perspective of what theater can do.” –BuzzFeed

Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill MusicalInspired by the themes and emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, Jagged Little Pill is an original story about pain, healing, and empowerment. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family-but looks can be deceiving. When the Healys’ lives are disrupted by a series of disturbing events, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.

Including iconic songs “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand In My Pocket,” Jagged Little Pill incorporates selections from Morissette’s catalogue and new material written for this world-premiere musical directed by Diane Paulus (Waitress, Finding Neverland, PippinThe Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and featuring a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno), music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), and choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (BeyoncĂ©’s 2017 Grammy performance). 

Stay tuned for an update on the show’s future performance schedule and location. 

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