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
83
Avg Score

During previews
100
Edgy, Relevant, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Awesome show! Phenomenal acting , music, singing and sets!

Don't see it if N/a

During previews
82
Must see, Resonant, Great singing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You love family relationships and all their complications

Don't see it if You don’t love singing

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

During previews
96
Relevant, Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You love engrossing theatre that comments on today's important issues.

Don't see it if You may be triggered by sensitive content.

During previews
100
Healing, Intense, Visceral, Raw, Must see

See it if I can not give this show more praise. It is visceral, it is raw, it is beautiful, and it amazingly healing.

Don't see it if Covers a wide berth of trauma.

During previews
46
Disappointing, Dizzying, Cliched

See it if You want to see a musical trying very hard to tackle every social issue of the moment and if you absolutely love the album.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be beaten into submission by heavy-handed addressing of social issues.

During previews
100
Must see, Funny, Exquisite, Clever

See it if Beautifully directed and so current. I was incredibly moved on so many levels. The story, the songs, the characters and staging. Stunning.

Don't see it if You're a monster. This is the best show I've seen for years. I've just booked for the third time. I'm shocked by some of the reviews on here

During previews
100
Ambitious, Great singing, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if because you'll know the Alanis Morrisette music, but will be blown away by the creativity of weaving a story from the lyrics. Brilliant.

Don't see it if You like typical Jukebox musicals. This is RENT and DEAR EVAN HANSEN in a blender. Swallow it down!

During previews
100
Relevant, Profound, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to be moved with a story about real people and you love great music.

Don't see it if you hate musicals and stories about the human experience

During previews
100
Must see, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you're woke, into deeply affecting music and performances, don't mind seeing multiple themes being addressed at once (it's life in 2019+!)

Don't see it if you're not into rock, deeply conservative (and close-minded), strictly into linear storytelling.

During previews
100
Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to have an "interesting" book, addressing current issues and family drama.

Don't see it if you are looking for light fluff.

During previews
100
Great singing, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you like relevant expressions of family dysfunction set to the music of Alanis Morrisette.

Don't see it if You don’t like loud intense fabulous music.

During previews
100
Delightful, Profound, Must see, Great staging, Riveting

See it if if you want to see myriad contemporary issues dealt with in a substantive, sensitive way with humor, depth, and intensity. Deft yet searing!

Don't see it if you're overwhelmed by a show that touches on myriad issues. It's a bit of a whirlwind, intense like the original album. Raw, pure, gorgeous.

Also I was in high school in the 90s, and am now a college professor. This ... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Must see, Profound, Riveting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if There’s not another show on Broadway, now or in a long time, that touches the souls of so many as this one does

Don't see it if There’s no reason not to see this ~ don’t walk ~ RUN to the Broadburst and see this show; no matter who you are and what your life is like!

During previews
96
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You’re an Alanis fan. If you love an amazing quality musical. You don’t mind crying.

Don't see it if You’re not into shows that explore current social issues. If you are expecting original music.

Also This show is absolutely incredible. I cannot stop thinking about it. I... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Singing is fantastic. Would love to go again! My daughter grew up in the 90s and the music spoke to her 💕

Don't see it if If you don’t like Alanis Morrisette’s music, don’t go

During previews
100
Great writing, Must see, Intense, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if Loved the staging, the book by Diablo Cody is timely and excellent, and the acting wonderful. The music, is very powerful.

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of Alanis's music.

During previews
85
Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You have even a little 90’s nostalgia but more importantly, if you are not afraid of hard, relevant topics.

Don't see it if You like your shows with a little nuance that are not all up in your face.

During previews
90
Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Intense, Relevant

See it if If you are a fan of musicals such as Dear Evan Hansen and Next To Normal. I would definitely recommend seeing Jagged Little Pill.

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of musicals commenting on modern issues.

During previews
100
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if timely topic, great music and show stopping performances

Don't see it if You are disturbed by sensitive topics

During previews
100
Edgy, Entertaining, Great singing, Intense, Profound

See it if You're over 14 or 15. We brought my 15 yo daughter, and I thought she handled the content well. It does get very heavy and tense in scenes

Don't see it if You have little kids. Not for them

During previews
100
Absorbing

See it if This show was very powerful! The music was great,( even though it was not my era). It’s a must see

Don't see it if If you don’t like powerful musicals and up to date subjects and only want fantasy, then don’t see it!


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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