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

75
Ambitious, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You’re a fan of Alanis Morisette’s music.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a family/YA drama packed in 2 1/2 hours. The show crammed in all the social issues it could think of in a show.

Also I love Alanis Morisette so I was looking forward to the show. The voca... Read more Read less

82
Intense, Ambitious

See it if I was not an AM fan before I went but like the director and the movie Juno. The story was necessary but not enjoyable

Don't see it if This is not for traditionalists who prefer Camelot or Cinderella

75
Insipid, Indulgent, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Alanis Morissette and don;t like traditional musicals.

Don't see it if you don't like loud music. every song was blasting trying too hard to make a point. The show is overwrought with too many issues and

Also concerns it was trying to portray.

89
Enchanting, Resonant, Edgy, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy contemporary musical theatre belting and jukebox musicals.

Don't see it if A well-developed plot is important to you. A few plot lines seemed to fizzle out.

90
Intense, Great singing, Edgy, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy seeing epic musicals about the full variety of issues a family and individuals can have these days and how they can overcome

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a good soundtrack with a lot of issues discussed

100
Intelligent, Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if It is a must see

Don't see it if you are sensitive to the topic of rape or drug addiction

88
Resonant, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like the source material, but also for a relevant story. The show doesn’t shy away from difficult issues and has a clear message.

Don't see it if you like completely new material. While it’s not a typical jukebox musical, the source material is still popular music.

92
Great movement, Resonant, Great singing, Profound, Great staging

See it if You like musicals which leave a message. Great treatment of Alanis Morrisettes catalogue by the band and cast. The sofa scene is amazing.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musical theatre, or shows which touch on sexual and drug abuse.

73
Quirky, Relevant, Edgy, Funny, Great singing

See it if you want to have your face melted off by Lauren Patten singing You Oughta Know. Best part of the show hands down.

Don't see it if you're not interested in following a vast number of difficult and modern topics. The show covers A LOT of issues and not always well.

85
Cliched, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if Fantastic showing of many of the leads & clever use of a good number of Alanis' music. There are a few powerhouse numbers and great staging.

Don't see it if The show tries to covers too many important issues at the same time, which means no one issue or concept is really delved into.

100
Masterful, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see Tony-worthy performances and a story that was plucked from what's really happening in the world today

Don't see it if You don't enjoy progressive stories or Alanis Morissette's music

97
Great singing, Masterful, Edgy

See it if This show is important. Everyone from high school and up should see it. The music, the performances and band- all Top shelf!

Don't see it if It's intense. If you can't handle that, then skip it

75
Ambitious, Great singing, Cliched

See it if You love the album and can ignore the overwrought plot. This cast can SING their faces off!

Don't see it if you can't forgive an overworked book and convoluted plot.

80
Ambitious, Resonant, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You’re a certain age that the album is formative

Don't see it if You don’t have patience for nostalgia

96
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great singing, Great acting

See it if The story is modern and incredibly timely. The arrangement is perfection. The cast is TALENT! you do NOT have to be a fan of alanis to LOVE

Don't see it if you are averse to heavier storylines. It's a very powerful story that confronts rape culture, drug addition, sexuality, and more.

88
Must see, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a great show with relevant and modern themes. OR if you love Alanis Morissette.

Don't see it if sexual assault is a trigger for you. Very adult themes. Best for ages 14 and up.

89
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if If you love Alanis Morrisette If you love excellent singing and acting If you don't need a novel plot

Don't see it if You don't like Alanis Morrisette You like top notch drama acting and writing you hate teen angst

80
Current, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Edgy

See it if you want to see an original show that touches on several important/relevant current day topics using the music of a well known album.

Don't see it if you want something light and fluffy. This focuses on heavy topics in a direct/creative way

88
Intense, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You love the Jagged Little Pill soundtrack. Want to feel something and see an intense family modern drama with a young cast. Lauren Patten!

Don't see it if You hated RENT. Don’t love modern shows with intensity, drugs, rape, etc.

96
Intense, Relevant, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a show that tackles just about every issue that relevant today with intense music that is powerfully presented.

Don't see it if you can't handle an intense, but meaningful show.

79
Quirky, Profound, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like Alanis Morrisette's music, enjoy musicals that also deals with LOTS of heavy subject matter draped into the 22 songs.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to dysfunctional subject matter. Covers many of the issues found in "Thirteen Reasons Why".

Also Listening to the soundtrack after the performance made me like the sho... Read more Read less

72
Great singing, Overrated, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you like Alanis Morissette songs sung theatrically and you are fine with simple plots themes and delivery.

Don't see it if you get confused too many topics and you like inventive choreography. Dancers point much of the time and the set needs work.

94
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If u love Alanis Morissette’s music. Excellent story about a dysfunctional family. Excellent acting.

Don't see it if If u have hate Alanis Morissette’s music.

91
Ambitious, Must see, Edgy, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Great way juke box musical. Used the song to move the story well. Performances and staging was brilliant. Could feel the intensity througout

Don't see it if You don’t like juke box musicals. They threw a lot into the book. Don’t go if you don’t like modern theater like Rent or American Idiot

100
Must see, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Edgy, Enchanting

See it if you want to see something different. I wasn't sure what to expect when I walked in and ended up loving it. MUST SEE.

Don't see it if you want to see a classical musical. This is not that. It's edgy and raw and explores many things that may be hard to watch.


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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