Jagged Little Pill
A.R.T. Season
May 5 - July 15, 2018
The truth can be tough to swallow

Music by Alanis Morissette & Glen Ballard
Lyrics by Alanis Morissette
Book by Diablo Cody
Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements by Tom Kitt

Choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Directed by Diane Paulus


Jagged Little Pill tells an original story inspired by the themes and emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album that introduced beloved anthems, including “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand In My Pocket.” Following a family grappling with uncomfortable truths about many of the urgent issues deeply affecting our communities and our world today, this world premiere musical is directed by Diane Paulus (Waitress, Finding Neverland, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and features a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno).

This production contains content that some audience members may find distressing: strong language, drug use and abuse, and sexual violence.

Creative team
Music by

Alanis Morissette & Glen Ballard

Lyrics by

Alanis Morissette

Book by

Diablo Cody

Music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by

Tom Kitt

Choreographed by

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Directed by Diane Paulus
Scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez
Costume design by Emily Rebholz
Lighting design by Justin Townsend
Sound design by Jonathan Deans
Video/projection design by Finn Ross
Music direction by

Bryan Perri

Production Stage Manager

Ira Mont

Cast
Mary Jane

Elizabeth Stanley

Steve

Sean Allan Krill

Frankie

Celia Gooding

Nick

Derek Klena

Jo

Lauren Patten

Ensemble

Yeman Josiah Brown, Jane Bruce, John Cardoza, Antonio Cipriano, Kathryn Gallagher, Laurel Harris, Logan Hart, Max Kumangai, Soph Menas, Sean Montgomery, Kelsey Orem, Nora Schell, Whitney Sprayberry, Kei Tsuruharatani, Ebony Williams

Presented by special arrangement with
Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price.

Jagged Little Pill tells an original story inspired by the themes and emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette's Grammy Award-winning album that introduced beloved anthems, including "Ironic," "You Oughta Know," and "Hand In My Pocket." It follows a family grappling with uncomfortable truths about many of the urgent issues deeply affecting our communities and our world today. More

Alanis Morissette‘s highly anticipated musical, Jagged Little Pill, premieres onstage at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 5 and the singer-songwriter can’t help but show off her excitement. More

Ever since Alanis Morissette’s blistering song “You Oughta Know” from Jagged Little Pill first hit the airwaves in 1995, music has never been the same. Now, the American Repertory Theater is gearing up to expand the scope of the iconic album with a world premiere musical adaptation, directed by Diane Paulus and with the book written by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody. We chatted with Cody about what you oughta know before the musical’s premiere on May 5 at the Loeb Drama Center. More

Pill deals with themes more complex than traditional musical fare -- “It’s about swallowing hard truths and being happier choosing to face reality,” says book writer Diablo Cody. More

Alanis Morissette rocked the world over 20 years ago when she released her international debut album Jagged Little Pill, which would go on to become an incredible success story in terms of sales, but also as an important moment in pop culture. Her rocking, angry record remains one of the most beloved and replayed albums ever created, and now the singer-songwriter is looking to continue to expand its legacy, this time in a way few could have ever expected when the title was first released. More

Alanis Morissette’s got one hand in her pocket, and the other one is writing a stage musical. More

A new musical based on Alanis Morissette's 1995 album Jagged Little Pill will premiere May 2018 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. More

Jagged Little Pill changed Alanis Morissette's career and life in 1995, so it's only fitting in the Age of Infinite Revival that it be given new life on stage. The album containing hits like “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand in My Pocket” will debut in 2018 as a stage musical. More

"This team that has come together for this 'Jagged Little Pill' musical is my musical theater dream come true," Morissette said in a statement. "The chemistry between all of us is crackling and I feel honored to be diving into these songs again, surrounded by all of this searing talent.” More

Jagged Little Pill will have its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater next year. More

Press Releases

Cambridge, MA—American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces complete casting and creative team for the world premiere musical Jagged Little Pill. The production begins previews on May 5, 2018 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA.
The Board of Trustees of American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Borger, raised a record $1.3 million in support of the theater’s artistic, community, and education programs at a Monday, March 5 gala that honored A.R.T. Trustee Paul Buttenwieser with the theater’s Angel Award. More than 400 guests attended the event at the Boch Center Wang Theatre.
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces dates of accessible programming in the 2017/18 Season. American Sign Language (ASL)-interpreted, open-captioned, audio-described, and sensory-friendly performances will be offered.
Olivier Award and KAIROS Prize-winning choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has joined the creative team of the musical adaptation of Alanis Morrisette’s album Jagged Little Pill.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is pleased to announce its 2017/18 Season including Burn All Night, WARHOLCAPOTE, Sense and Sensibility, HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True, The White Card, and Jagged Little Pill.

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Ticket prices

Tickets from $25.

Venue

64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

 

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Need to know

This production contains haze and strobe lights.

Age Appropriateness

Recommended for grades 9+

ASL Interpreted

Jun. 13 at 7:30PM & Jun. 17 at 2PM

Audio Described

Jun. 15 at 7:30PM & Jun. 16 at 2PM

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Jun. 14 at 7:30PM & Jun. 16 at 2PM
 

Purchase your tickets for our ASL, OC, or AD performances via phone at 617.547.8300, in person, or by email at ticketservices@amrep.org.

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