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Jagged Cast

Heidi Blickenstaff to Join Jagged Little Pill, Reopening Cast Announced

The Healy family is welcoming two new members! Producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price are pleased to announce the Broadway cast set to re-open the 15-time Tony Award nominated musical Jagged Little Pill.

Joining the company upon the show’s return to the Broadhurst Theatre on October 21, 2021, is Outer Critics Circle and Grammy Award nominee Heidi Blickenstaff (she/her – Something Rotten!, [title of show], Disney Channel’s Freaky Friday) as Mary Jane Healy – who steps into the show’s leading role during the maternity leave of Tony Award nominated original star Elizabeth Stanley. Stanley will return to the role of Mary Jane on a limited schedule beginning in November, thereafter sharing the role with Blickenstaff.  Newcomer Morgan Dudley (she/they – The Prom film, Henry Danger) makes her Broadway debut as Frankie Healy, taking over the role from departing Tony Award nominee Celia Rose Gooding, who recently landed the iconic role of Uhura in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Blickenstaff and Dudley star alongside returning Tony Award nominated original cast members Derek Klena (he/him) as Nick Healy, Sean Allan Krill (he/him) as Steve Healy, Kathryn Gallagher (she/her) as Bella, Lauren Patten (she/her) as Jo, and Antonio Cipriano (he/him) as Phoenix.

“We couldn’t think of a better person to share the role of Mary Jane Healy with Elizabeth than the extraordinarily talented virtuoso Heidi Blickenstaff, who is bringing her own unique interpretation to the role,” said producer Eva Price. “We can’t wait for these two women to thrill and inspire audiences at the Broadhurst this fall.”

“I am very excited for Elizabeth having become a mother!” said Alanis Morissette. “And thrilled that she is able to return to the role of Mary Jane in a way that cares for this deeply important chapter of her personal journey – by sharing the role with Heidi, who herself is a mom. It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a Broadway village to support a mother. This level of support is exciting, collaborative and path-clearing for moms – to know that they can remain expressed and connected with their artistic community, while embracing the priority and intimacy of motherhood.”

New to the ensemble cast are Runako Campbell (she/her), Janine DiVita (she/her), Veronica Otim (she/her), Wren Rivera (they/them), and Grace Slear (they/them). They join the returning company of Annelise Baker (she/her), Yeman Brown (he/they), Jane Bruce (she/her), John Cardoza (he/him), Ken Wulf Clark (he/him), Laurel Harris (she/her), Logan Hart (he/him), Zach Hess (he/him), Max Kumangai (he/him), Heather Lang (she/her), Kelsey Orem (she/her), DeAnne Stewart (she/her), and Kei Tsuruharatani (they/them).

Morissette continues with, “a super warm welcome to Morgan, who feels like a true multi-gifted powerhouse, and I am very excited for her to grace us in this musical.” Producer Vivek J. Tiwary adds, “We’re so moved by the talent and spirit of Morgan Dudley—who captivated us from the first moment we saw them. As we embark on our re-opening with Heidi, Morgan, and new cast members Runako Campbell, Janine DiVita, Veronica Otim, Wren Rivera, and Grace Slear – who join our brilliant returning company – we share a renewed hope and a determination that we are creating a space that is inclusive, and one where everyone can thrive.”

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.

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