Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Jagged Little Pill (NYC)

From 547 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging

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. 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.”


Member Reviews (547)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging

60
Edgy, Intense, Relevant, Great acting, Great singing

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.

Also The actors did a wonderful job! There was a standing ovation MID SHOW ... Read more Read less

54
Slow, Great singing, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

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.

60
Disappointing, Relevant, Great singing

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.

52
Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Great singing, Great staging

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.

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
65
Slow, Excruciating, Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you love Morissette's music and want to hear an amazing rendition of You Outta Know

Don't see it if you like you musicals to be focused. This one is all over the place plot-wise

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
65
Boring in bits, Disappointing

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.

Also Lauren Patten as Jo was marvelous. Too bad sometimes the orchestra dro... Read more Read less

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
65
Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Overly energetic, Extremely loud

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.

Also As a proud Canadian I should be enthusiastic about an artist from my h... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Amateurish

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.

Also So very disappointing in so many ways. The book is awful. Some strong ... Read more Read less

During previews
69
Too much plot, Songs fit the story, Relevant, Over-stuffed, Edgy

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.

Also I really didn’t enjoy this show too much. I didn’t know the music and ... Read more Read less

During previews
68
Edgy, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if You love Alanis Morrisette music or a show that covers multiple relevant issues

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy rock music or multi layered storylines.

Also I wanted to love this show. There was a lot going on story wise. It se... Read more Read less

During previews
67
Familiar, Repetitive, Great singing, Disappointing, Cliched

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.

Also Maybe I had high expectations through the buzz from Boston. The only t... Read more Read less

During previews
69
Dizzying, Ambitious, Great singing, Disappointing

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.

Also There's a huge disconnect in me with this musical. It's set in what is... Read more Read less

During previews
53
Relevant, Confusing, Great singing

See it if love Alanis Morisette music, timely piece, socially relevant

Don't see it if do not enjoy live music, unconventional choreography. annoying crowds.

During previews
60
Banal, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if Your life is perfect and looking to indulge in other ppl’s problems

Don't see it if You got enough problems in your life and want to escape

Also I came because I’m a fan of this album. I remembered listening to it w... Read more Read less

During previews
50
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent

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.

Also I admit -- I left at intermission. I thought long and hard whether the... Read more Read less

During previews
65
Great singing, Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched

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.

During previews
65
Disappointing

See it if You like Morisette's music but you don't hold it too precious.

Don't see it if You mind jokes about being white.

Also Loved Frankie and Mary Jane's characters/acting, would've liked them t... Read more Read less

During previews
69
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Ambitious

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.

During previews
50
Disappointing, Ambitious, Banal

See it if Enjoy Alanis's iconic album

Don't see it if you hate dealing with tons of social/family/personal issues

During previews
50
Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you enjoy Alana Morissette's songs and want to hear them in a current political climate.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show that separates politics from theater.

During previews
50
Funny, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Cliched, Disappointing

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.

During previews
50
Disappointing, Romantic, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like Alanis Morissette music

Don't see it if If you like great exciting shows


December 5th, 2019
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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December 5th, 2019
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 ti...
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December 5th, 2019
"'Jagged Little Pill' Is Missing the Essence of Alanis"
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December 5th, 2019
"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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