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

95
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if I'm a HUGE Alanis Morissette fan, my expectations were huge and the show far exceeded them. I need to see it again.

Don't see it if you don't like Alanis Morissette and/or great productions.

80
Cliched, Edgy, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of Alanis Morissette or at least like her big hits. Or if you’re ready for a show that addresses several of today’s issues.

Don't see it if You don’t care for her music or want something light. It does end on a hopeful note, but it is a tough ride.

Also This was a lot darker than I was expecting. Music and singing were gre... Read more Read less

82
Relevant, Dizzying, Great singing, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You want to hear some great singing.

Don't see it if You don’t want to watch every family issue thrown into one show.

83
Alannis, Chock full of today’s issues, Great singing

See it if You love Morrisette’s music; You Oughta Know is perfect-inspired use of songs within dialogue. Cody’s book is quip filled/action packed

Don't see it if interracial adoption, sexual identity, prescription addiction, acquaintance rape, marital problems in wealthy Connecticut suburb seems a lot

79
Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Alannis Morrisette music with a story built around it. Great music.

Don't see it if You like a serious broadway musical with incredible sets and design.

79
Ambitious, Great staging, Edgy

See it if If you are fans or Morrisette, like hip-hop dancing, great voies and an over stuffed book.

Don't see it if You want sleek drama, a tight book and a show that doesn't check the box of every cause imaginable.

93
Refreshing, Relevant, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if Even if you’re totally u familiar with Alanis Morissette’s album, this show touches on so many relevant current issues with great music.

Don't see it if It for someone who dislikes loud music or edgy issues. Similar to Wicked in terms of constant activity. Must be open-minded.

85
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in family dynamics, were disturbed by the Kavanaugh nomination, enjoy rock music and good dancing.

Don't see it if You prefer productions with superficial storylines or you will be disturbed by very loud music which sometimes obscures the words.

81
Resonant, Intense, Edgy

See it if Alanis music changed your life as an angsty teen/tween, you liked next to normal/ American idiot - this is a great cross between

Don't see it if You are a right wing conservative made uncomfortable by the realness of this story

90
Entertaining, Refreshing, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy edgy musicals that deal with many current social issues and want to see an extremely talented cast performing Morissette's music.

Don't see it if you are looking for fluffy Broadway fare or if you are very conservative person who has trouble dealing with some very personal issues .

Also I was not very familiar with the music of Ms. Morisette when I purchas... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Like to see a gut wenching musical using Alanis Morrissette’s music shoehorned into a Diablo Cody book.

Don't see it if Do not like Alanis Morissette music

Also This is the 1st show and I have seen many that uses projections To its... Read more Read less

93
Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an interesting plot that represents today’s world.

Don't see it if You are very narrow minded and can’t see the beauty in our differences and the problems which can arise.

Also I greatly enjoyed the music. It was a treat to be there. If loud music... Read more Read less

83
Great choreography, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like Big Broadway Musicals with crowd arousing songs.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Alanis Morisette or a mashup of social issues.

90
Relevant, Masterful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see an emotionally intense and superbly performed new musical which entertainingly addresses many of today's social issues

Don't see it if you don't like Alanis Morisette's music or feel it tackles many social topics/too ambitious or are a stickler angst juke box musicals

80
Great staging, Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You love Alanis Morrisette You love rock music and dancing

Don't see it if You don’t like relevant social issues You want something g quiet

85
Must see, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of the music

Don't see it if you don't like Alanis Morissette's music

87
Refreshing, Intense, Great singing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you like Alanis' music; you won't be disappointed. Cast is incredible. A lot of themes, but gives everything its due. Solid pop-rock musical

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with rape discussion or LGBT themes. This is an intense musical but so, SO worth it.

Also I just loved this one from start to finish. They wove everything toget... Read more Read less

90
Edgy, Relevant, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Alanis Morissette’s music. This show is incredible.

Don't see it if There’s no reason not to.

85
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You want to see how musicals should be done today. Clever dialogue, great dancing, high energy and a good story

Don't see it if Loud music and teenage anxiety annoy you.

100
Quirky, Great staging, Intense, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like Morissette's music.

Don't see it if you do not like Morissette or very loud musicals.

72
Good use of alanis' songs, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you like Alanis' music and want to see it turned into a contemporary family drama.

Don't see it if if you do not like Alanis' music, or like her music but not song by a cast trying to imitate her singing style.

Also Needs editing. First act is too long. A few songs unnecessary.

80
Overrated, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love Alanis Morissette music.You enjoy ambitious highly produced jukebox musicals.For Lauren Patten and Antonio Cipriano:they’re amazing

Don't see it if Dislike Morissette’s music.You dislike jukebox musicals that force a plot at times(act 1).Themes of addiction, sexual assault are a trigger.

85
Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if Fans of Alanis Morissette and those who like shows like Next to Normal and American Idiot.

Don't see it if Those looking for more traditional and classic Broadway musical fare.

Also A pleasant surprise at the Broadhurst theatre—Jagged Little Pill offer... Read more Read less

75
Absorbing, Indulgent, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love the album and would enjoy seeing the songs be part of telling an interesting story (or 6).

Don't see it if You really don’t like the style of music, or if you’re not in the mood for “relevant” and “topical.”

Also I thought the singing was really good, and the majority of the songs a... Read more Read less

71
Edgy, Absorbing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Intense

See it if You are a fan of Alanis Morrissette’s Grammy winning album Jagged Little Pill. You will enjoy how they bring the songs to life.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musicals that are a bit edgy like Dear Evan Hansen as this show explores issues around addiction, teen angst, and more.


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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