Jagged Little Pill wrapped up its Broadway show on December 17, 2021, and will launch a multi-year national tour this fall. The production will run at the Paramount Theater in Seattle from November 8-13. Then, it will visit more than 30 cities in its first year.
Jagged Little Pill on a national tour
The cast for the national tour of Jagged Little Pill will be announced at a later date. The seven-time Grammy winner Alanis Morissette’s rock album of the same name inspired the show. “This musical has always been a guiding light, a touchstone for grounding. And a buoy for me to be a part of,” said Morissette. “Knowing it’s about to start traveling makes me grateful and excited!”
Jagged Little Pill has a book by Diablo Cody and songs by Morisette from her 1995 album. The production opens on Broadway on December 5, 2019, after previews began on November 3. The production was nominated for 15 Tony Awards in 2020 during the Broadway shutdown. It won Cody the Best Musical Book and Best Performance by a Featured Actress for Lauren Patten’s role in a musical.
The Musical reopened in October 2021 after closing, but closed only two months later. A number of COVID-related show cancellations and postponements preceded the closure.
Jagged Little Pill on Broadway
Jagged Little Pill resumes performances with several cast changes. Broadway veteran Heidi Blickenstaff temporarily takes over the lead role of Mary Jane Healy from Tony nominee Elizabeth Stanley. Stanley is out on maternity leave. The two will share the role upon her return. Also among those new to the cast is Morgan Dudley, making their Broadway debut as Frankie Healy.
The 2021 cast featured the return of Derek Klena as Nick Healy, Sean Allan Krill as Steve Healy, and Kathryn Gallagher as Bella. The ensemble welcomes new additions Runako Campbell, Janine DiVita, Veronica Otim, Wren Rivera, and Grace Slear—they join Annelise Baker, Yeman Brown, Jane Bruce, John Cardoza, Ken Wulf Clark, Logan Hart, Zach Hess, Max Kumangai, Heather Lang, Kelsey Orem, DeAnne Stewart, and Kei Tsuruharatani.
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Credits: playbill.com; newyorktheaterguide.com
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