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

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.

61
Disappointing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You love Morissette or you love shows that take existing music and mold a story around them.

Don't see it if You want a sung through musical of Morissette's work.

Also I enjoyed many of the musical performances but the book is all over th... Read more Read less

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.

62
Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You love Morissette's music and contemporary musicals.

Don't see it if You're looking for Jukebox show or a bio musical on Morissette.

Also Feels like "Next to Normal" meets "American Idiot". Lauren Patten & An... Read more Read less

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.

90
Edgy, Ambitious, Great singing, Clever

See it if You enjoy a show that explores a number of deep topics in a very fresh way. I didn't know Morissette's music before & it didn't matter.

Don't see it if I'm not sure who wouldn't like it. Occasionally it's a bit heavy-handed & probably could be cut a bit, but I loved it.

80
Intense, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like musicals and want to hear a classic musical hit.

Don't see it if You are looking for a comedy or lighter material

89
Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love Alanis Morissette & poignant, powerful, modern day musicals. The singing, acting, staging & music are all AWESOME. A Must See!!!

Don't see it if You prefer traditional musical theater or don't want to think/feel. It centers around current issues in a thoughtful brilliant powerful way!

65
Disappointing, Depressing, Dark

See it if You are a fan of Alanis Morissette music. You like stories that explore the really tough side of life.

Don't see it if You are looking for a “happy” song and dance traditional style musical. You are bothered by drug addiction, rape, overdose, sexual assault.

Also This is a really heavy show about dark themes. I don’t feel there is s... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Intense, Great staging, Epic, Absorbing

See it if This is not your usual jukebox musical using an artist's music. They've created a great story and the choreography is amazing.

Don't see it if You have a problem with current, relevant subjects about LGBTQ relationships, drug abuse, stresses to be perfect.

91
Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you are ready for a contemporary social issue roller coaster propelled by the music of alanis with talented actors/dancers/choreo/singers

Don't see it if less is more for you. This show touches n so many topics (very well) but I can see how it is a turn off for people

Also my best girlfriends and I rushed this, and we absolutely loved it

70
Disappointing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if if you love Alanis Morrissette.

Don't see it if you want a well rounded musical. This one strains and suffers with all the seams showing. Performances vary from good to two dimensional.

90
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Relevant, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You grew up listening to the original album and just want to have a good time. See if you care about serious issues or support #metoo.

Don't see it if Don’t like Alanis’s style of music. Some might find its overstuffed and there are too many plot points in which case not all are wrapped up.

Also I think this is one of the better jukebox musicals. The songs help tel... Read more Read less

80
Indulgent, Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if you are a fan of the album, want to see a more original take on the traditional juke box musical

Don't see it if you want that traditional juke box musical. JLP gets points for attempting something different but at times it feels inconsistent.

85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Resonant, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you love the music of Alanis Morissette. The writer skillfully integrates her songbook into a topical story about modern struggles.

Don't see it if you're disturbed by serious topics such as drug addiction and sexual assault. The piece is serious, but it preaches to the choir.

88
Great staging, Edgy, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you love a show with a great storyline

Don't see it if you like more conservative shows

98
Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like Alanis Morisette's music, if you liked shows like Next to Normal, if you enjoy powerful ensemble shows that hold nothing back.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, if you only like traditional Broadway musicals, you don't like Alanis Morisette's music, you are deaf, mute& blind.

86
Riveting, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a very talented cast with a ton of energy. Great singing and enjoyable music.

Don't see it if You enjoy light musicals or if you are not a fan of Alanis Morissette.


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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