"A big-hearted musical that breaks the mold." - The New York Times
"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
Inspired 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. Jagged Little Pill recently concluded its world premiere production at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where it ran May - July 2018.
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 musical helmed by the A.R.T.'s artistic director Diane Paulus (Waitress, Finding Neverland, Pippin, The 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 (Beyoncé’s 2017 Grammy performance).
“This team that has come together for this Jagged Little Pill musical is my musical theatre dream come true,” said Morissette in a statement. “The chemistry between all of us is crackling and I feel honored to be diving into these songs again, surrounded by all of this searing talent. Diablo and Diane are already taking these deeply personal songs that are part of my soul’s marrow to a whole other level of hope, freedom and complexity.”
The producing team behind the project includes Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price.
Photo Credit: Evgenia Eliseeva