Update 30 July 2021: Producers has announced the postponement of the Australian premiere of JAGGED LITTLE PILL from September as a result of the current COVID-19 situation in Greater Sydney and NSW and uncertainty about future gathering and movement restrictions affecting the operation of theatres.
The health, safety and well-being of staff, performers, crew and audiences is paramount, and producers respect the NSW Health advice and Public Health Orders in place due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
The producers are working to reschedule rehearsals and performances and new season dates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. All ticket holders will be notified directly regarding rescheduled performances.
“The decision to delay the Australian Premiere of JAGGED LITTLE PILL was not taken lightly. The COVID pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have caused havoc in the live entertainment industry in Australia. JAGGED LITTLE PILL will directly engage over 100 performers, musicians and crew, consequently we are tirelessly working to minimise the impact of the delay on the production to get those talented people back to work and audiences back to enjoying live theatre as soon as possible.
We thank the audiences and fans of JAGGED LITTLE PILL for their support and look forward to confirming new season dates as soon as possible.”, said Torben Brookman on behalf of the producers.
Producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, Eva Price, Howard Panter for Trafalgar Entertainment and GWB Entertainment are thrilled to be presenting JAGGED LITTLE PILL the 15-time Tony Award nominated Broadway musical, inspired by the ground-breaking album of the same name by Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette in Sydney. Audiences will be the first outside of Broadway to experience this electrifying and inspiring production from September 23rd as it premieres at Theatre Royal Sydney.
The Grammy award-winning Jagged Little Pill, came out in 1995; it included the hits ‘You Oughta Know’ and ‘Ironic’, and has sold 33m albums. Music that was on repeat for me in the car, young and carefree, just a teenager with emotional thoughts.
JAGGED LITTLE PILL is an emphatic new musical with a story that takes a look at what it means to be alive in 21st century America ignited by Morissette’s beloved hits such as ‘You Oughta Know,’ ‘Head Over Feet,’ ‘Hand In My Pocket,’ and ‘Ironic’, as well as two brand new songs written just for the show. JAGGED LITTLE PILL features lyrics by Alanis Morissette with music by Morissette and six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard and an original story written by Oscar Award winner Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully). The explosive production is Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin), Movement Direction and Choreography is by Olivier Award winner Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui with Music Supervision, Orchestrations and arrangements by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt.
“I am so excited that our much-loved musical will make its way to your Sydney shores very soon! Creating this show alongside an incredible artist and songwriter like Alanis was both a gift and a privilege. Alanis’s iconic album inspired me to tell a story that was both emotional and hopeful, and I’m so grateful it has come to life with Diane’s incredible direction and Larbi and Tom’s choreography and music arrangements. It was an absolute dream for me to work with this creative ‘dream team’ on my first Broadway show.”, said writer Diablo Cody.
The heartfelt and optimistic musical is the perfect vehicle to relaunch the iconic Theatre Royal Sydney which is currently undergoing significant multi-million dollar refurbishment ahead of the premiere.
The story of JAGGED LITTLE PILL centres around The Healys, a seemingly perfect suburban family striving to hide the cracks beneath the surface when a troubling event shakes their community. Using themes and emotions in the original album, the musical embraces today’s powerful social voice and burns with passion in its uplifting storytelling, ultimately highlighting the hope and healing that comes when people come together.
Jagged Little Pill the Musical
Theatre Royal Sydney
108 King St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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