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. More…
From the show:
“Redemptive, rousing, and real, JAGGED LITTLE PILL stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway." (The New York Times, Critic’s Pick)
Inspired by Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning masterpiece, JAGGED LITTLE PILL brings to the stage the “humanly recognizable and magnificently staged story” (The Daily Beast) of the Healys, a suburban family whose serene Connecticut lives collide head-on with some of the most burning issues of today.
Through explosive choreography and the raw power of an onstage band, JAGGED LITTLE PILL creates a spellbinding musical experience that lifts its audience from moments of quiet, tender intimacy to pure rock ‘n’ roll release. The result is an electric, fearless look at what it means to be alive in 21st century America and an urgent call for us to come together even as the world pushes us apart.
“JAGGED LITTLE PILL is a show you want to shout about,” writes Variety, “a galvanic production that feels very much of the moment — this moment.”
See it if You're a fan of Alanis Morissette. You like rock-musicals. You're looking for something relevant to today's political climate.
Don't see it if You need to shell out a lot of money for a ticket.
See it if you like the album, or great cast performances.
Don't see it if you want one cohesive plot. There was way too much going on and none of it quite landed. They should've picked one story to focus on.
See it if Great talent, good comic relief, relevant topics, some intense powerful moments.
Don't see it if Tried to tackle too many topics.Most of the choreography was boring. Dancers walked around stage and pointed much of the time.Set was bland.
See it if You like modern musicals. You want a predictable story.
Don't see it if You want something to sink your teeth into.
Also Feels like teenage angst bandwagon.
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
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.
See it if you like after school specials or Hallmark movies or if the opioid crisis, rape, porn, and black/white problems interest you.
Don't see it if ear-deafening music with lyrics you sometimes cannot understand aren't your thing or you are bothered by a light way of handling rape.
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
See it if you are a devoted Alanis Morrissette fan and like your music at Rock Concert volume.
Don't see it if you are hoping to actually hear the words to the songs and want a story that isn't a string of PC slogans.
See it if You want to see a musical that’s not great but about current social issues with songs you might know
Don't see it if You want to be engrossed and moved; you expect it to be good.
See it if You love Alamo’s Morrisette and are feeling nostalgic. Love woke musicals that are about current social issues.
Don't see it if You don’t know the Alanis album at all. I didn’t, so it did not improve the story for me or feel like it worked on it’s own. Too many plots.
See it if There are a few great singing moments strung together by a cliched book. Go If you just want to hear the music with excellent performances
Don't see it if You expects something new in a bio musical. This was a cliched mash up of material presented so much more originally in other productions.
See it if The performance of You Oughta Know is one of the more rousing performances I have seen on Broadway in a long time. Worth seeing for that
Don't see it if You're looking for a plot that makes sense and choreography that adds to the show, not detracts.
See it if you love Ms. Morrisette's music and you can put up with trite discussions of well-worn family difficulties.
Don't see it if you want a musical that deals with up-to-date issues.
See it if You love Alanis Morissette and her debut album, good choreography and amazing performances. Performance for you outta know made it worth it.
Don't see it if It feels like a cynical cash grab. Book and songs dont connect. Superficial use of current topics to seem edgy when it isnt.
See it if you love the Alanis Morissette or if you don't mind tracking multiple main characters as they all work through their demons.
Don't see it if you want a focused story. The musical tackles too many issues resulting in convenient endings. There are some bright spots, but not enough.
See it if You want to see a new musical, with a modern story.
Don't see it if This show has a lot of themes that it is trying to discuss, so many that there are a few plot holes and underdeveloped stories/characters.