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JAGGED LITTLE PILL: Alanis Morissette Inspired Musical Gets Broadway Premiere Date

>The Alanis Morissette musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL is officially set to debut on Broadway this fall. The musical will begin performances at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre on Nov. 3, with an official opening night set for Dec. 5th, 2019.

Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin), “Jagged Little Pill” features an original story by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully), music by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette and six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard, and lyrics by Morissette. Movement Direction and Choreography is by Olivier Award winner Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (“Apesh*t” by The Carters; Beyoncé at The Grammys 2017) and Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements are by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, American Idiot).

Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 23rd, 2019. Special pre-sale access to tickets will be available to members of the Jagged Little Pill fan club from May 6–7 (sign up at jaggedlittlepill.com), American Express® Cardholders from May 8–15 (americanexpress.com/rewards), and Audience Rewards from May 16-22 (audiencerewards.com).

Additionally, the musical’s Twitter account posted the new rendition of “You Learn,” which is performed by the “Jagged Little Pill” cast at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the show had its world premiere last year. An original Broadway cast recording is coming at a later dates from Atlantic Records.


DIABLO CODY (Book) is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter of films including Juno, Young Adult, Jennifer’sBody, Ricki and the Flash, and Tully. She also created the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series “United States of Tara” alongside Steven Spielberg, and the WGA-nominated series “One Mississippi” with Tig Notaro. Throughher company, Vita Vera Films, she continues to develop shows for both cable and broadcast television with Warner Brothers Studios. Jagged Little Pill marks her Broadway debut as playwright, following the musical’ssold-out world premiere engagement at American Repertory Theater in Boston.

ALANIS MORISSETTE (Music & Lyrics) Since 1995, Alanis Morissette has been one of the most influential singer- songwriter-musicians in contemporary music. Her deeply expressive music and performances have earned vast critical praise, 14 Canadian Juno Awards, 7 Grammy® Awards (with an additional 14 nominations), a Golden Globe nomination and sales of over 60 million albums worldwide. Morissette’s 1995 debut, Jagged Little Pill, was followed by such eclectic and acclaimed albums as Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998), MTV Unplugged (1999), Under Rug Swept (2002), So-Called Chaos (2004), Jagged Little Pill Acoustic (2005), her greatest hits album The Collection (2005), Flavors of Entanglement (2008), Havoc and Bright Lights (2012), andJagged Little Pill: Collector’s Edition (2015). She also contributed musically to theatrical releases, some of whichinclude The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince of Persia, and City of Angels. In 2015, Alanis was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Alanis has also donated her time to a number of causes that help raise awareness and funding on a number of issues including Equality Now, Music for Relief, UN Global Tolerance, “Every Mother Counts” (a CD to which she contributed her song “Magical Child” to help prevent needless maternal deaths), andP.S. Arts. In 2016, Alanis launched Conversation with Alanis Morissette, a monthly podcast that features conversations with a variety of revered authors, doctors, educators and therapists. alanis.com

DIANE PAULUS (Director) is the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, where Jagged Little Pill premiered in May 2018. Broadway: Waitress (Broadway and US national tour), Pippin (Tony Award, Best Revival and Best Director); The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony Award, Best Revival; NAACP Award, Best Direction); HAIR (Tony Award, Best Revival). West End: Waitress(begins February 8). Off-Broadway: Gloria, currently playing at the Daryl Roth Theatre; In the Body of the World (Drama League nomination) at Manhattan Theatre Club; Invisible Thread at Second Stage. At A.R.T.:ExtraOrdinary, The White Card by Claudia Rankine, Crossing, Witness Uganda, Prometheus Bound, Death and thePowers: The Robots’ Opera, Best of Both Worlds, The Donkey Show. Upcoming: Hair Live! on NBC. Other recentwork includes Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, currently on tour in the US. Paulus is Professor of the Practice ofTheater in Harvard University’s English Department. She was selected for the 2014 Time 100, Time magazine’sannual list of the 100 most influential people in the world; as one of Variety’s “Trailblazing Women in Entertainment for 2014”; Boston magazine’s “50 Thought Leaders of 2014”; and Boston magazine’s 2018 “100 Most Influential People in Boston.”

SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI (Movement Direction & Choreography). Honored with a Fred & Adele Astaire Award for Outstanding Choreographer in a Feature Film in 2013 (Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina) and a UK Music VideoAward for Best Choreography in 2013 (Sigur Rós’ Valtari), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui choreographs for companies and artists including Beyoncé (“Apesh*t” By The Carter’s, Tidal X Charity Concert, Grammy Awards 2017), Cirque du Soleil (Michael Jackson ONE, Kurios), Joe Wright (A Season in the Congo), Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (Orbo Novo), Pilobolus (Automaton), Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project (Harbor Me), and Martha Graham Dance Company (Mosaic). He has received ballet commissions from Paris Opera Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, and The Royal Ballet in London (upcoming). Cherkaoui is artistic director of Royal Ballet Flanders and his own company, Eastman.

TOM KITT (Music Supervisor, Orchestrator & Arranger) Broadway (composer): Next to Normal (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award), If/Then (Tony nomination), High Fidelity, Bring It On: The The Musical. Off-Broadway: Superhero(currently running at Second Stage), New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater. Broadway (Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator): Head Over Heels, American Idiot, SpongeBob Squarepants: The Musical, Everyday Rapture. TV/Film: “Rise,” NBC; the Pitch Perfect films.

VIVEK J. TIWARY is a producer of live entertainment from Tony-winning Broadway shows to groundbreaking immersive experiences, a media financier/investor, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. He is the founder of Tiwary Entertainment Group (TiwaryEnt.com). His graphic novel The Fifth Beatle won numerous literaryawards including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award and two Harvey Awards. It’s a Lambda Literary Finalistfor Best LGBT Graphic Novel and has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives. It is being adapted into a TV series that has secured unprecedented access to Beatles music; Vivek is writing andserving as Executive Producer. On Broadway, Vivek’s productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards over 44 Tony nominations and include Green Day’s American Idiot, A Raisin In The Sun, and Mel Brooks’ The Producers.

Vivek is also a pioneering producer in the world of site-specific, tech-based, and immersive theatre. He consulted on the creation and development of The Walking Dead Escape and The Walking Dead Experience. He served onthe Board of Directors for New York’s seminal GAle GAtes—widely considered to be the founders of immersive theatre. He also produced experiential shows and installations for boundary-pushing companies such as The Wooster Group, Fischerspooner, and the São Paulo Art Biennial. Among many charitable pursuits, Vivek is the Co-Founder of Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that uses music and entertainment to complement the healing process. Follow him on Twitter @VivekJTiwary.

ARVIND ETHAN DAVID is a producer and writer who works across film, television, comics and theatre. Born in Malaysia of Indian descent, David has lived and worked extensively in the UK, Asia and the US. In television, he most recently was Executive Producer of the acclaimed BBC America/Netflix series “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” starring Elijah Wood, which quickly became a cult favorite over its two seasons. David has produced eight feature films, including the British hit comedy The Infidel, and is currently in post-production on The Garden of Evening Mists for HBO Asia. David is also a comic book writer, whose credits include the Stoker Award-nominated Darkness Visible, which he is currently adapting for television. In addition to Jagged Little Pill,David’s theatrical work includes British comedian David Baddiel and Erran Baron Cohen’s The Infidel Musical,based on their film of the same name. Arvind Ethan David is based in Los Angeles, where he serves as the headof producing and financing company Prodigal, and where he lives with his wife, Janine N’jie Berridge and theirdaughter Odetta.

EVA PRICE is a two-time Tony Award-winning producer of over 15 Broadway plays, musicals, and concerts; amember of The Broadway League’s Board of Governors, one of Crain’s NY 40 Under Forty Rising Business Stars,and on the producing team of Killer Content and Abigail Disney’s entertainment venture, Level Forward.
Credits: Oklahoma! (Broadway); Jagged Little Pill (A.R.T.); Angels in America (Tony-winning revival starring Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield); Dear Evan Hansen(6 Tony Awards including Best Musical);On Your Feet!; Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway!;Peter and the Starcatcher(5 Tony Awards);Colin Quinn Long Story Short (directed by Jerry Seinfeld);Annie(Tony-Nominated Musical Revival); The Merchant of Venicestarring Al Pacino (Tony-Nominated Play Revival);Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking;The Addams Family; Off-Bway: Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical; Drama Desk-nominatedFound;The Lion(Drama Desk-winner, Off- West End-winner); Small Mouth Sounds. Touring:The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Rap Icon Kurtis Blow; The Magic School Bus Live!:The Climate Challenge;Ella, a bio musical about the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald. For five years Eva worked as an assignment editor and coordinating producer for special projects at ABC News, spending her last year producing and reporting on stories relating to Broadway for abcnews.com.

AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is a leading force in the American theater, producing groundbreaking work in Cambridge and beyond. A.R.T. was founded in 1980 by Robert Brustein, who served as Artistic Director until 2002, when he was succeeded by Robert Woodruff. Diane Paulus began her tenure as Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director in 2008. Under the leadership of Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, A.R.T. seeks to expand the boundaries of theater by producing transformative theatrical experiences, always including the audience as a central partner. A.R.T. developed and premiered JAGGED LITTLE PILL in 2018, where it played a ten-week record-breaking engagement. Throughout its history, A.R.T. has transferred numerous productions to New York, including Waitress (dir. Paulus), The Glass Menagerie,

Crossing, and Sleep No More. The theater has been honored with many distinguished awards including the Tony Award for Best New Play for All the Way (2014); consecutive Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical for Pippin (2013) and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (2012), both of which Paulus directed, and sixteen other Tony Awards since 2012; a Pulitzer Prize; a Jujamcyn Prize for outstanding contribution to the development of creative talent; the Regional Theater Tony Award; and more than 100 Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards.

Visit the official website at www.jaggedlittlepill.com.