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

79
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a show that explores every modern day problem: bullying, Drugs, suburbia, social media, prejudice

Don't see it if You don't want to be bombarded by today's problems

88
Profound, Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever

See it if If you like shoes that talk about family life Drugs children Well acted and well written incorpating some pertinent music by Alana Morrison

Don't see it if If you don’t like shows about family situations and drug addiction

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

See it if Rock songs with relevant lyrics performed by a top-shelf cast. Jukebox musical that surprises with a 2nd act standing O. Compelling story.

Don't see it if You don't like rock concerts. You don't like shows that explore addiction, dysfunctional family relationships, sexual trauma, adoption.

94
Musically beautiful, Ambitious, Profound, Great staging, Edgy

See it if The acting, arrangements and staging are powerful!

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of woke musicals, you might not relate.

100
Incredible, Electric, Raw, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You like incredibly creative profound mind-blowing performances. Best show I've seen in ages. Masterful in every way, a must see for all.

Don't see it if you like light old-fashioned traditional theater

80
Thought-provoking, Slow, Edgy

See it if Love the music and relevant social issues

Don't see it if You don't want modern day social issues that feel a bit squeezed together to make everyone happy and some forced musical numbers.

97
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Profound, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You like the album, you want to see something modern, that pushes the boundary. Gorgeously staged and choreographed. Very relevant to times

Don't see it if you are easily offended by language or sexuality. Many serious topics covered, including rape, violence, drug use.

86
Relevant, Intense, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate a good story in your jukebox musicals. Great staging, fantastic singing particularly from the secondary leads.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or if you just cannot get past homosexual content

70
Relevant, Entertaining, Edgy, Confusing, Clever

See it if you like a this type of music. reminded me of Next To Normal (but not as good). Has fun with it self and well acted.

Don't see it if you like good dancing. The messaging through dance was actually distracting & though I understood meaning, did not feel they pulled it off

98
Resonant, Relevant, Must see, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an extremely fresh and contemporary musical and like to see modern issues addressed.

Don't see it if you dislike jukebox musicals or issues plays.

70
Entertaining, Clever, Great singing

See it if You want to see a youthful, vibrant show with a fantastic female lead, clever plot built around the album, and creative staging

Don't see it if You prefer traditional musicals and/or aren't politically progressive (they take on a lot of social justice issues!)

60
Indulgent, Overrated, Insipid, Cliched, Banal

See it if You don’t mind sitting through an overrated disappointment of this jukebox musical. Morissette’s music is forced in this “woke” production

Don't see it if If you appreciate musicals, good singing

81
Intelligent, Great singing, Edgy, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you love Alanis Morisette music, edgy musicals, serious subject matter, great singing

Don't see it if you don't like musicals and are looking for a cheery show that won't make you think

85
Great acting, Great singing, Exciting, Edgy, Relevant

See it if you're a fan of Alanis or just simply modern musicals; also a good choice for anyone who enjoys shows with a clear message.

Don't see it if you do not care for jukebox musicals or shows with multiple POVs; also don't see it if you're easily triggered re sexual assault.

95
Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to be wowed and educated on some of the most pressing issues of our day

Don't see it if you are looking for a happy musical. this one forces you to think

85
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great staging, Clever

See it if You enjoyed Dear Evan Hansen and/or Rent. Great choreography and staging.

Don't see it if You expect a light hearted concert. There’s a ton of heavy topics.

86
Entertaining, Relevant, Intense, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love Alanis's music but want to see an original story with great casting and performances, a modern, relevant story about real issues

Don't see it if You dislike Alanis's music (WTH is wrong with you?), you prefer classic stories, you are easily triggered by sensitive topics

Also When I first saw the show about a month ago, I thought it it was just ... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Absorbing, Riveting, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You enjoyed Dear Evan Hansen and Rent. This echoes those two shows. You want a deep plot that weaves the story together throughout the show.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy Jukebox musicals, you don’t like Alanis Morrisette, or if you’re looking for a show with in-depth character backstories.

84
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if you simply want to see one of the best shows on Broadway this year! Everything and everything is top notch. Plan for laughs and tears!

Don't see it if you prefer classical plays, ballet, or opera.

82
Entertaining, Disappointing, Indulgent, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You like after-school specials; you loved the original album and don't mind hearing other people sing it; you can get cheap Front Mezz seats

Don't see it if You need nuance; you don't want to be told what to think about current hot-button issues; you don't like jukebox musicals

Also This show has an opinion (on WAY too many issues) and they're going to... Read more Read less

100
Relevant, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Edgy

See it if You want to experience powerful performances and a powerful story. The adaptation of Alanis Morrisette’s music is brilliant. Must see!

Don't see it if You want the traditional fluff musical or you feel uncomfortable with today’s issues.

49
Indulgent, Excruciating, Cliched, Banal

See it if You love that music and want to hear the songs sung with less character than Alanis. The cast is good

Don't see it if It's every cliche out there. The book is awful. The staging slugs along. It's angst in the worst way.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you are ok with topics such as rape, LGTBQ and drugs

Don't see it if Slow buildups, it takes a while to understand what is going on and how all it relates.

80
Intense, Intelligent, Topical, Uncompromising, Hard-hitting

See it if Skillfully weaves Morissette's music into a pull-no-punches story filled with topical, contemporary themes.

Don't see it if A heavy, hard R musical. Not for family outings.

87
Resonant, Great writing, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you like family drama

Don't see it if Family distinction upsets you


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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