In Previews: Opens Dec 05 | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Jagged Little Pill (NYC)

From 103 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining, Great staging, Absorbing

About the show

Inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, this new Broadway musical tells an original story about pain, healing, and empowerment. (Past Reviews) More…

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

Featuring lyrics by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette and music by Morissette and six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard, "Jagged Little Pill" is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus ("Waitress," "Pippin") and features a book by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody ("Juno," "Tully").

2h 30m | In Previews: Opens Dec 05 | Broadhurst Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (103)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining, Great staging, Absorbing
80
Avg Score

During previews
75
Early previews/needs work, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy and are familiar with Morissette's music and Hallmark movies.

Don't see it if Needs 20 min trimming. Story lacks character development.

Also It's very enjoyable and cute. Not an original plot but good use of cur... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You're an Alanis fan or enjoy teen soaps. It's entertaining & hits on many current issues. Act2 has the better songs & was overall stronger

Don't see it if You dislike Alanis' music. Could be shortened, There are a few songs I had never heard before that could probably be cut.

Also EARLY PREVIEWS. I wish some of the vocals had been stronger. Some were... Read more Read less

During previews
77
Overwrought, Disappointing, Relevant, Great singing, Clever

See it if You want to hear new versions of Alanis’ hits & prefer jukebox musicals with original stories that aren’t about the performers themselves.

Don't see it if You can’t stand “timely” shows that hit on every depressing current issue — race, rape, addiction, privilege — this packs them all in!

During previews
79
Disappointing, Dancing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if Like Morissette's music. Family with deep drama. Topics in show from addiction, rape, race, martial problem and sex.

Don't see it if Alot of going on with Topics in this show. As for the songs the words are the same but the music is play different.

Also Jagged Little Pill has great songs (CD). The two songs I like was Laur... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Terrific production. good music. depressing story.

See it if You’re an Alanis Morrissette fan.

Don't see it if You want an upbeat fun musical.

During previews
69
Too many storylines, Frenetic staging, Shallow, Jukeboxey, So rock musical

See it if you already know lyrics & music, adore Alanis or Diablo, want current social issues Broadwayized, like frenetic staging & lots of volume

Don't see it if don't already know the lyrics, don't care 4 rock musicals, find sexual assault & drug overdose not 1st choices for musicalization

During previews
74
Too many story lines, Forced & formulaic, Some terrific vocal performances, Next to normal update wannabe, It's an angsty-overstuffed-after-school-special set to morisette tunes

See it if You are a Morisette fan. You appreciate young talented singers/dancers & high energy productions. You can tolerate an overstuffed juke boxer

Don't see it if Are intolerant of juke box shows that strain to force songs onto an overstuffed, heavy handed, over-laden dysfunctional family story line.

During previews
83
Engaging music, Relevant, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you are up for current issues ie. drug addiction, sexual assault, family dynamics set to music. Keeps you engaged & wanting more.

Don't see it if you want to hear all the words to each song - impossible

During previews
100
Intense, Relevant, Masterful, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if you want to see our countries most pressing social issues put on stage in a very powerful way using an incredible album to tell the story.

Don't see it if the subject of sexual assault can trigger you or you are super conservative.

During previews
83
Intense, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Entertaining teen and family musical drama exposing the real story of a suburban family accompanied by Alanis Morrisette music.

Don't see it if This is a funny and edgy script, and although predictable has many shining clever moments with great performances by the cast.

Also There are some standout performers, including the dad and the girlfrie... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Overly long, Edgy, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like edgy, topical musicals and rock musicals. The cast is excellent, as is the band. I enjoyed it more than I expected.

Don't see it if you don't like loud, rock shows. I couldn't understand a lot of the lyrIcs. The choreography & especially costumes seemed 90s, which was odd

During previews
85
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great singing, Great staging, Clever

See it if you want a show with a great cast many of whom are making their b'way debuts. Great choreography. I saw 2nd preview. Loved it

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the composer and are looking for a traditional score.

During previews
78
Enjoyable, predictable, contemporary, alanis

See it if you're a fan of Alanis Morissette's music, enjoy straight-up family dramas; if you just want to see a new musical without being challenged

Don't see it if You dislike Alanis Morissette's music, dislike contemporary themes or teen-focused drama, are sensitive to rape and me-too themes.

During previews
79
Entertaining, Cliched, Relevant, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You love Alanis Morissette’s music, like shows that deal with current issues, like a lot of choreography in musicals.

Don't see it if You don’t like shows about current issues or that deal with multiple themes at the same time, don’t like rock music,

During previews
83
Love the end but it's a long road to get therej

See it if You are a fan of the composer and like wending your way through tortuous family relationships to get to a happy ending.

Don't see it if You don’t like loud , long and confusing situations. Some lovely musical moments though.

During previews
83
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like Alanis Morissette's music story about the Healey's dysfunctional family & secrets they keep to have perfection. Disastrous results

Don't see it if You don't like drug abuse, rape, sexual violence, gay issues + underage drinking

During previews
50
Annoying, Overrated, Slow, Angsty, Disappointing

See it if You want a musical pushing issues at you at every moment. If you want to see the album set to a story about a suburban family w/problems.

Don't see it if You find any joy in the original album. Zero interest in any of the characters minutes into the show. Strong ensemble / 0 substance.

Also Act 2 is a bit more redeemable. Lauren Patten’s standing ovation is we... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Great singing, Profound, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy Alanis Morrissette music and topical stories that touch on relevant issues including sexual assault and drug addiction.

Don't see it if you want a musical in which the score and book are seamlessly integrated. Some Alanis songs connect to the story very well; others don't.

During previews
75
“and what it all comes down to, is that i haven't got it all figured out just yet ... “

See it if for the most part, Morissette’s music compliments the book, which is jammed with many topics including...

Don't see it if rape, race, sexuality, opioid addiction and overdose, family expectations and disappointments ... accepting we are perfectly imperfect.

Also you will notice I don’t love jukebox musicals, but I’m glad I saw this... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Disappointing, Relevant, Score based on the 50% of the show i could follow, Terrible auidence, Great singing

See it if You are able to tune out the audience around you or don’t care if you can’t hear dialogue. The sequences that soared really soared.

Don't see it if You are easily distracted and can’t afford to buy five rows for yourself. You want to see a concert (don’t ruin it for the rest of us)

Also I have no idea how to score this show. It was like I bought tickets to... Read more Read less

During previews
86
Relevant, Entertaining, Edgy, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like contemporary musicals with inspired directing ! Great performances

Don't see it if You do not like alanis morisette’s music.

During previews
90
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if not just a juke box musical but a story with music. The themes of the play are relevant. Talent exceptional and sets simple. Tony winning

Don't see it if if you are not familiar with Alanis Morrisettes music. . hard to understand the diction of songs. Political play reflecting issues current

During previews
69
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You're a fan of Alanis Morissette. Decent singing although at times the lyrics were kind of drowned out by the band

Don't see it if You're not a fan of jukebox musicals and numerous storylines

Also I must admit I know just a few songs by Alanis Morissette and really n... Read more Read less

During previews
78
Weak first act, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love Alanis Morissette's music or are looking for a show that tackles many of the issues of the day. Also, see it for the cast!

Don't see it if you're fed up with woke culture. This show is exhausting at times, but at times genuinely enjoyable. Act 1 drags; Act 2 is notably better

During previews
70
Slow, Overrated

See it if You have to like her music since the show is built around this.

Don't see it if You don't like her music at all, or jokes about politics, sexuality, race.


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