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)


Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging
Avg Score

Relevant, Dark, Ambitious, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you love the music and know it well, you are big into current events and current struggles, and simply see it for Lauren Patten.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that try to cover every single issue happening right now, you don't know the music very well (story was hard to follow)

Riveting, Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Edgy

See it if you want to see something current that will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time.

Don't see it if you don't like the music of Alanis Morissette.

Intense, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a picture of 21st century life. You like creative choreography. You appreciate alanis morisette songs.

Don't see it if You are easily triggered by stories of drug dependency and/ or rape, you want an old fashioned musical

Also I cannot say enough positive things about this show. Fyi i was in the ... Read more Read less

Great singing, Must see, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if YOu miss musicals that really tell a story through the songs. And the story is relevant today in every issue.

Don't see it if YOu don't like musicals or contemporary themes set to music.

Relevant, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you want to hit a mess of today’s issues in one entertaining evening. You will relate to well formed characters.

Don't see it if If reality is too threatening. I was reluctantly pulled into this accomplished musical but definitely was.

Relevant, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you like contemporary musicals and themes with terrific movement, fast-moving staging and you like rock music.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy rock musicals or musicals about teenage life and issues.

Thought-provoking, Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want a show that covers a wide array of contemporary social and societal issues.

Don't see it if you want a traditional joke box show or something that doesn’t make you think.

Cliched, Banal, Clever

See it if you like the music by the author..anais morrette(?)

Don't see it if you have not heard her music..I did not know that

Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like great singing, youthful talent, really good songs by Alanis presented in a fresh and exciting way. Very talented cast!

Don't see it if don't like musicals with a lot of young people and want something more traditional.

Thought-provoking, Emotional, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love Alanis, if you like deep and emotional theatre

Don't see it if you want something light hearted

Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy a funny yet thought provoking musical with great singing and dancing. Also nice to know Alana Morriset music

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals or Alana Morrisette . Also funny but a very serious subject matter

Great acting, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You grew up with the album and you want to revisit the music; you are a fan of Elizabeth Stanley

Don't see it if You like to avoid topical issues at the theater

Also The acting and singing is excellent and many of the plot points are ex... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Great acting, Delightful

See it if See it. See it. See it. I am not a fan of musicals, in general, and I loved this show.

Don't see it if No reason not to see this.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you loved the album and want to hear it by singers who aren't quite as good. You love "socially conscious" shows with a "positive message."

Don't see it if you don't want to watch an after-school special full of cliches smacking you upside the head that are attempting to seem edgy & relevant.

Also My dislike of the show is met with one major exemption - and that is L... Read more Read less

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.


See it if you are a huge fan of Alanis Morrisette

Don't see it if you want to see a show with a strong story

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.

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.

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.

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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