Here’s some news you oughta know… Jagged Little Pill, the 15-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical, inspired Alanis Morissette’s seminal rock album of the same, is set to premiere at Theatre Royal Sydney in September this year; making Sydney audiences will be the first outside of Broadway to experience the show! Join the ticket waitlist, here.
Check out a special announcement from Alanis herself below.
The resounding musical takes a fearless look at what it means to be alive in 21st century America, ignited by the iconic 90s hits of Morissette's seminal smash 1995 album, including “You Oughta Know,” “Head Over Feet,” “Hand In My Pocket,” and “Ironic,” as well as 2 brand new songs written just for the show.
The story of Jagged Little Pill the Musical is centred around a seemingly perfect suburban family called The Healys, who are striving to hide the cracks beneath the surface but have their world turned upside down by a troubling event that shakes their entire community. Using themes and emotions in the original album, the musical tackles social issues with passionate storytelling that ultimately highlights hope and togetherness.
Jagged Little Pill features lyrics by Alanis Morissette with music by Morissette and six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard (who originally co-wrote and produced the 1995 album with Morissette) and an original story written by Oscar Award winner Diablo Cody (previous scripts include Juno, Tully). The production will be the first to relaunch the iconic Theatre Royal Sydney which has been undergoing a significant multi-million dollar refurbishment since 2016.
Alanis Morissette said: "We are all very excited knowing that our show, Jagged Little Pill will be making its way to the Theatre Royal Sydney this year! This show has been a vehicle of healing for so many of us throughout its journey? and knowing we are coming your way is such amazing news after these intense 12 months across the world. Can't wait to share this blood sweat and tears musical with you...as Australia has always held a very special place in my heart."
Producers Vivek Tiwary, Arvind David, and Eva Price said: "We're so proud to be taking Jagged Little Pill from Broadway to the global stage with our wonderful partners at Trafalgar, and to have our show relaunch the historic Theatre Royal Sydney."
Jagged Little Pill the Musical will play the Theatre Royal Sydney from September — with exact season dates yet to be announced. For more details and to join the ticket waitlist, head to the JAGGED LITTLE PILL website, here.
You can pre-order the Jagged Little Pill: Original Broadway Cast Recording, and the clear vinyl reissue of Alanis Morissette’s original Jagged Little Pill album, released in celebration of its 25th anniversary last year, via the link below.
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