Opens Oct 21 2h 30m
Jagged Little Pill (NYC)
Midtown W
83

Jagged Little Pill (NYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(552 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
9%
Negative
3%
Members say
Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging

A new musical inspired by the themes and raw emotions in Alanis Morissette’s award-winning album.

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Member Reviews (552)

86
Much better act two, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great singing

See it if you like your musicals to have a clear and modern point of view; you're a fan of Alanis; you like musicals about familial disintegration

Don't see it if you're fundamentally opposed to new shows built on existing music; you don't want to see sexual violence on stage; you don't like Alanis Read more

76
Profound, Resonant, Refreshing, Relevant, Slow

See it if You love alanis morissette music and coming of age musical

Don't see it if you want to see a traditional show

Critic Reviews (30)

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 time."
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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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December 5th, 2019

Grade: B. "'Jagged Little Pill' arrives on Broadway as a musical with angst to spare"
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December 5th, 2019

"Alanis Morissette’s 1995 alt-rock album turns up on Broadway in a story that seems to spring organically from the music."
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December 5th, 2019

"‘Jagged Little Pill’ Review: Hard to Swallow: A show inspired by Alanis Morissette’s grunge-flavored pop album about teenage love and life is no cure for juke-box musicals’ ills."
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December 5th, 2019

"'You Oughta Know' is the thrilling highlight of the musical-which also points up the flaws in everything around it."
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December 5th, 2019

"Hot Buttons, Alanis Morissette Songs And One Very Troubled Family"
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December 5th, 2019

"You oughta know this about ‘Jagged Little Pill’: It’s hard to swallow as a Broadway musical."
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December 5th, 2019

"An uneven Alanis Morissette show"
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December 5th, 2019

"Overstuffed, simplistic Alanis Morissette musical ‘Jagged Little Pill’ is hard to swallow"
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December 5th, 2019

"'Jagged Little Pill' proves to be one of the most artistically sound, well-integrated and crowd-pleasing jukebox musicals to materialize on Broadway in some time."
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December 5th, 2019

"'Jagged Little Pill,' much like 'Next To Normal' and 'Dear Evan Hanson,' is concerned with the collateral damage inflicted on us by family and social pressures. And given Morissette's empowering lyrics, in this #MeToo era, the entire show becomes a moving anthem of our time."
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December 5th, 2019

"Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' Becomes Diablo Cody's Jagged Little Broadway Musical: Broadway's latest jukebox comes in a pillbox."
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December 5th, 2019

"Arguably messy and overly ambitious at times. But damned if it doesn't set a new aspirational standard for the subgenre referred to mostly in scoffing terms as the 'jukebox musical.'"
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December 5th, 2019

4/5 Stars. "Alanis Morissette Lavishly Broadway-ized: the 1995 album embedded in a family-dysfunction story, from Diane Paulus and Diablo Cody."
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December 5th, 2019

4/5 Stars. "Everything's Gonna Be Fine, Fine, Fine: An angsty, angry, surpassingly excellent Broadway musical that somehow has a sweetly happy ending."
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December 5th, 2019

"SIDE EFFECTS: The Alanis Morissette jukebox musical features vibrant performances, but other issues drag it down."
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December 5th, 2019

"CALM THE ANGRY VOICE: Diablo Cody has framed her first musical around Alanis Morrissette’s 1995 album of the same name."
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December 5th, 2019

"‘Jagged Little Pill’ overflows with real-world storylines"
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December 15th, 2019

"But, as with most jukebox musicals, far too many songs simply don't connect enough to the surrounding story. At times, it actually seems as if a surprise concert has broken out during a play. Rather than attempt to bring these disparate pieces together, Paulus instead turns into the skid."
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December 26th, 2019

"The latest Broadway jukebox looks great, sounds great, and rings hollow."
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December 10th, 2019

"Patten is humble on the stage, but there is serious power in her thoughtful performance, which brought us to all to our feet. Seriously, the guy next to me who could barely stand without help, got up to cheer."
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December 20th, 2019

"The overly issue-ladened musical strives to encompass so much, telling so many tales of importance, and somehow pulls them all off in a way that just about works."
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December 5th, 2019

"As heartfelt a musical about a troubled family as 'Next To Normal,' as full of jaunty and jumpy rock rebellion as 'Rent,' it's hard to dismiss as just another jukebox musical…But even the most exhilarating number illustrates the inherent problems in fitting a new story around old hits."
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December 5th, 2019

"Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's fearless, untethered movement and choreography along with new orchestrations by Tom Kitt catapult Alanis Morissette's hit album into a Broadway-worthy musical."
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December 5th, 2019

"Elizabeth Stanley, in the performance of her career, is positively shattering as matriarch Mary Jane, who bravely (if foolishly) attempts to maintain her air of perfection and poise while her world crumbles and almost destroys herself completely in the process."
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December 14th, 2019

"'Jagged Little Pill,’ well-performed and slickly produced, never convinced me of its necessity…Its incorporation of Alanis Morissette’s music, written from other motives, in a story of family dysfunction and social unease, seems more a wishful concept than a work of organic integrity."
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December 5th, 2019

"Musical packs a dramatic punch"
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