Jagged Little Pill (Broadway)
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Jagged Little Pill (Broadway)
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Jagged Little Pill (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(688 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
8%
Negative
4%
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Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing, Edgy

A new musical inspired by the themes and raw emotions in Alanis Morissette’s award-winning album.

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98
Great singing, Great staging, Profound, Riveting, Relevant

See it if You want to see a powerful, energetic, imaginative interpretation of our super charged social climate with kick ass dance moves that rock!

Don't see it if You’re a misogynist...supported Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court or the Orange Turd in the White House. You need to but you’ll hate it. Read more

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Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you like a story set to music . Really great singing in this show. If you like alainis Morsettes music.

Don't see it if If you do not like Morsettes music which can be an acquired taste. Some deep topics in the story line.

88
Great music & singing, Energetic, Relevant, Heartfelt, Clever

See it if Salad of current issues tossed into a dysfunctional family drama. Loved the music. Powerful songs & performances amplified the intensity.

Don't see it if “Too many” issues (#metoo, gender, opiods, etc). Melodramatic & preachy. Characters defined by their issues. Read more

84
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you would like a musical with great choreography and important messages wonderfully presented to people of all ages by a talented cast.

Don't see it if you want a musical where you hum every song and everything is always happy. Here you are faced with current concerns and their difficulties

77
Loud, Multipal issues, Untraditional dancing, Excessive orchestration, Notable computerized sets

See it if you're interested in new on stage technology, dark themed musicals, acrobatic dance or the music of Alanis Morissette.

Don't see it if you're hopping for light entertainment not rape, drug abuse & racism. Its difficult to hear lyrics accompanied by overproduced orchestration

63
Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious, Relevant

See it if you enjoy Alanis Morissette’s music, and you don’t care who’s singing it.

Don't see it if you enjoy Alanis Morissette’s music, and you do care who’s singing it. Read more

79
Relevant, Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see 2 fine performances by Stanley & Patten. Also, this is one of the best juke box musicals as there is a cohesive book.

Don't see it if you do not like the music of Morissette. Also, if don't like musicals that are "downers". Many serious themes are explored in this show.

96
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of Morrisette and if you want to experience a thrilling new play with a collage of musical styles that accent a terrific book

Don't see it if The only reason I can think of to not see this show is if you cannot tolerate a few short songs at an ear-splitting level of amplified sound

Critic Reviews (30)

The New York Times
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

CRITIC’S PICK "With ‘Jagged Little Pill,’ They Finally Fixed the Jukebox: Alanis Morissette’s 'ironic' fury finds a perfect Broadway musical setting in Diablo Cody’s fiery indictment of, well, everything."
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Time Out New York
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

3/5 stars. "Directed by Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill has moments of exciting stagecraft and performance…But the show has a faintly medicinal flavor...What gets lost in the mix is Morissette's individual voice-the sound of one person insisting on the right to be different things at the same time."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"'Jagged Little Pill' Is Missing the Essence of Alanis"
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The Hollywood Reporter
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"Diablo Cody spins an original feminist story of heartache, hurt, anger and activism around Alanis Morissette's smash 1995 album in this musical ensemble drama directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus."
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Entertainment Weekly
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

Grade: B. "'Jagged Little Pill' arrives on Broadway as a musical with angst to spare"
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Variety
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"Alanis Morissette’s 1995 alt-rock album turns up on Broadway in a story that seems to spring organically from the music."
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The Wall Street Journal
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"‘Jagged Little Pill’ Review: Hard to Swallow: A show inspired by Alanis Morissette’s grunge-flavored pop album about teenage love and life is no cure for juke-box musicals’ ills."
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The Observer
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"'You Oughta Know' is the thrilling highlight of the musical-which also points up the flaws in everything around it."
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Deadline
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"Hot Buttons, Alanis Morissette Songs And One Very Troubled Family"
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The Washington Post
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"You oughta know this about ‘Jagged Little Pill’: It’s hard to swallow as a Broadway musical."
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New York Post
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"An uneven Alanis Morissette show"
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New York Daily News
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"Overstuffed, simplistic Alanis Morissette musical ‘Jagged Little Pill’ is hard to swallow"
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AM New York
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"'Jagged Little Pill' proves to be one of the most artistically sound, well-integrated and crowd-pleasing jukebox musicals to materialize on Broadway in some time."
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NY1
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"'Jagged Little Pill,' much like 'Next To Normal' and 'Dear Evan Hanson,' is concerned with the collateral damage inflicted on us by family and social pressures. And given Morissette's empowering lyrics, in this #MeToo era, the entire show becomes a moving anthem of our time."
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Theatermania
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' Becomes Diablo Cody's Jagged Little Broadway Musical: Broadway's latest jukebox comes in a pillbox."
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Talkin' Broadway
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"Arguably messy and overly ambitious at times. But damned if it doesn't set a new aspirational standard for the subgenre referred to mostly in scoffing terms as the 'jukebox musical.'"
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New York Stage Review
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

4/5 Stars. "Alanis Morissette Lavishly Broadway-ized: the 1995 album embedded in a family-dysfunction story, from Diane Paulus and Diablo Cody."
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New York Stage Review
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

4/5 Stars. "Everything's Gonna Be Fine, Fine, Fine: An angsty, angry, surpassingly excellent Broadway musical that somehow has a sweetly happy ending."
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Theater News Online
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"SIDE EFFECTS: The Alanis Morissette jukebox musical features vibrant performances, but other issues drag it down."
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Theater News Online
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"CALM THE ANGRY VOICE: Diablo Cody has framed her first musical around Alanis Morrissette’s 1995 album of the same name."
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Broadway News
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"‘Jagged Little Pill’ overflows with real-world storylines"
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TheaterScene.net
December 15th, 2019
For a previous production

"But, as with most jukebox musicals, far too many songs simply don't connect enough to the surrounding story. At times, it actually seems as if a surprise concert has broken out during a play. Rather than attempt to bring these disparate pieces together, Paulus instead turns into the skid."
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CurtainUp
December 26th, 2019
For a previous production

"The latest Broadway jukebox looks great, sounds great, and rings hollow."
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Front Row Center
December 10th, 2019
For a previous production

"Patten is humble on the stage, but there is serious power in her thoughtful performance, which brought us to all to our feet. Seriously, the guy next to me who could barely stand without help, got up to cheer."
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Front Mezz Junkies
December 20th, 2019
For a previous production

"The overly issue-ladened musical strives to encompass so much, telling so many tales of importance, and somehow pulls them all off in a way that just about works."
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New York Theater
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"As heartfelt a musical about a troubled family as 'Next To Normal,' as full of jaunty and jumpy rock rebellion as 'Rent,' it's hard to dismiss as just another jukebox musical…But even the most exhilarating number illustrates the inherent problems in fitting a new story around old hits."
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Broadway Blog
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's fearless, untethered movement and choreography along with new orchestrations by Tom Kitt catapult Alanis Morissette's hit album into a Broadway-worthy musical."
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C
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"Elizabeth Stanley, in the performance of her career, is positively shattering as matriarch Mary Jane, who bravely (if foolishly) attempts to maintain her air of perfection and poise while her world crumbles and almost destroys herself completely in the process."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
December 14th, 2019
For a previous production

"'Jagged Little Pill,’ well-performed and slickly produced, never convinced me of its necessity…Its incorporation of Alanis Morissette’s music, written from other motives, in a story of family dysfunction and social unease, seems more a wishful concept than a work of organic integrity."
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Newsday
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

"Musical packs a dramatic punch"
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