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

78
Overrated, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Profound

See it if You love Alanis Morisette music. You liked Dear Evan Hanson, you like loud music

Don't see it if You want to hear great singing or dancing, you enjoy shows with clear plot line you don’t want to see themes of rape and family dysfunction

Also I love Alanis Morisettes music. The show had great buzz and reviews an... Read more Read less

50
Overrated, Intense, Fluffy, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you love Alanis Morissette and don’t mind reinvention of her songs. See if you a theater buff and want to see everything and anything.

Don't see it if If you are not capable of handling sensitive material. This show is heavy and if you are seeing to relive the 90s. You will be surprised.

Also This show needs a complete reworking of the book. The story is very he... Read more Read less

75
Indulgent, Great singing, Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You're an Alanis Morissette fan, love jukebox musicals, queer characters, and modern issues. Also has great choreography.

Don't see it if You hate jukebox musicals, or shows that explore deep issues without much nuance.

92
Entertaining, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you love the Jagged Little Pill album from 1995 and want to see the songs set to very real current family struggles. The singing is strong

Don't see it if You dislike Alanis Morrisettes music and don't want to see a musical with several uneasy and heavy plots.

Also and powerful. The role of Mary Jane is exquisite. My only issue was th... Read more Read less

84
Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Clever, Great singing

See it if you enjoy Alanis Morissette's music. Well sung and performed. Utilized well into the storyline.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Morisette's.

90
Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant

See it if You like current and intense issues with a political overlay set to an amazing rock score. You enjoy a great choreography

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional musical

85
Resonant, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You're into theater that has a message

Don't see it if You want to see a musical just for entertaining purposes (aka happy, fun shows)

Also Juggles a lot of issues/topics and manages to do it smoothly. Great ta... Read more Read less

98
Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like edgy musicals with current themes.

Don't see it if You are looking for an upbeat, light musical

85
Relevant, Great singing, Edgy, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You want to see what a "jukebox musical" should be, grew up with this album, you are a teenager or have teenagers

Don't see it if You're triggered by themes of sexual assault or opioid addiction

86
Resonant, Absorbing, Relevant, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a show that is timely based on an album by Alanis Morissette Although I was unfamiliar with her music I loved it

Don't see it if You will be disturbed by a Disfunctional family trying to figure out life's challenges

65
Refreshing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you like a lower-brow more rough around the edges show about incredibly relevant topics played by mainly young performers

Don't see it if you like more traditional theater

95
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Great singing

See it if You love Alanis Morissette’s music and an amazing rock orchestra but even if you don’t know here music it’s an amazing show for these times

Don't see it if You don’t like loud rock music. I heard people saying it was too loud & they couldn’t understand the words

90
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're a fan of Alanis Morrisette or just of really complex music. Show speaks to many problems we are facing today.

Don't see it if You want light entertainment that doesn't require any thought.

100
Intense, Must see, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a show that tackles many issues that we are all facing right now. If you love Alanis Morissette! Incredibly relevant show

Don't see it if You are triggered by drug abuse, sexual assault.

70
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if See the show if you like loud and screening music and nonstop action.

Don't see it if Do not see the show if you think that is really about a family which is the background, but the singing and dancing overdue it.

94
Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like Alanis Morissettes music and appreciate shows that can touch all audience members

Don't see it if You are not an Alanis Morissette fan

84
Confusing start, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a good presentation of Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album- "You Outta Know" is a show stopper!

Don't see it if you are bothered by a show containing virtually every type of family dysfunction and most social injustice issues - all are in the show.

Also For most of the first half I thought if you take all the monologue out... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy Alanis Morissette and political themes.

Don't see it if You could get triggered by themes around sexual assault. There are some violent parts.

85
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you like the album

Don't see it if you're looking for a light, fluffy musical

Also I've never seen a standing ovation during a show before but Lauren Pat... Read more Read less

95
Refreshing, Resonant, Must see, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love great singing, rock music (or non-showtune-style music) and are comfortable with topics like date rape, addiction, sexuality, etc.

Don't see it if If you like your musicals to be traditional and cute.

75
Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you like Alanis Morrisette’s music, and care and want to see a show about heavy themes likes drugs, sexual violence etc.

Don't see it if the storyline is a little all over the place, and the songs don’t exactly fit the story (well it’s a jukebox musical)

90
Great singing, Intense, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like energetic productions that touch on many relevant topics of the day such as opioid addiction, lgbt issues, sexual assault.

Don't see it if You aren’t wild about loud rock musicals or Alanis Morissette’s songs.

85
Must see, Riveting, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like great singing dancing and acting. There were moments that were touching, funny, and electric!

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or serious and sensitive subjects like race, gender, drug addiction, etc. as a central theme.

Also Incredible interpretive dancing, and powerful singing--but the sound w... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You’re not offended easily and can open your mind to a great performance with a story that is very relevant.

Don't see it if You don’t have an open mind

83
Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you want to see some PHENOMENAL choreography and performances.

Don't see it if you dislike a lot of millennial movements and are annoyed by millennials.


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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