Jagged Little Pill, the musical inspired by Alanis Morissette’s hit album and making its way to Broadway this fall, has announced a cast. Producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price have officially named Kathryn Gallagher (Spring Awakening), newcomer Celia Rose Gooding, Derek Klena (Anastasia), Sean Allan Krill (Honeymoon in Vegas), Lauren Patten (Fun Home) and Drama Desk Award Nominee Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town) for the show’s leading roles. They reprise their roles from the musical’s record-breaking, sold-out world premiere at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) last summer.
The balance of the Broadway cast will include Yeman Brown, Jane Bruce, John Cardoza, Antonio Cipriano, Ken Clark, Laurel Harris, Logan Hart, Max Kumangai, Heather Lang, Ezra Menas, Kelsey Orem, Nora Schell, Kei Tsuruharatani and Ebony Williams.
Jagged Little Pill features lyrics by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette and music by Morissette and six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard. The musical’s book is by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully). Directing the piece will be Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Waitress), with choreography and movement staged by Beyoncé collaborator Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. The production, which will be housed at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre, will begin previews on November 13, 2019, toward a December 5, 2019 opening.
“Jagged Little Pill is an exhilarating new musical inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s seminal album of the same name. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family — but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.” The show includes such hits as “You Oughta Know,” “Head Over Feet,” “Hand In My Pocket,” and “Ironic” – as well as new songs written for the show.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.
Photo by Matthew Murphy.