Alanis Morissette Musical Jagged Little Pill played the final Broadway performance | The Broadway Buzz

Lauren Patten with the cast of “Jagged Little Pill”
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Little shredded pill, the Broadway musical featuring the songs of Grammy winner Alanis Morissette, played its final performance at the Broadhurst Theater on December 17. Diane Paulus directed the production, which began previews on November 3, 2019 and officially opened on December 5. , the musical reopened on October 21.

“We are so proud of this extraordinary show, and of this extraordinary company, which every evening in difficult circumstances, told the Little shredded pill story. This show about healing, human connection and catharsis has been a balm for the audience and for all of us, throughout these difficult times,” said Little shredded pill producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David and Eva Price in a statement. “Yet the drastic turn of events this week with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant has, once again, changed everything. We are appalled by what appears to be another significant public health crisis, and – due to the detection of multiple positive Covid-19 cases within the company – need to prioritize health and safety of cast, crew and entire team working on Little shredded pill. Faced with the extreme uncertainty that awaits us this winter, and forced to choose between continuing to perform and protecting our business, we have made the difficult decision to close our doors. We know that the Little shredded pill the story will continue to be told – and in the new year will announce plans for subsequent productions, building on the show’s triumphant launch in Australia earlier this month. We also hope and intend to find a way to bring this vibrant and invigorating musical back to the Broadway stage once the current crisis passes, but at this time we are in the unfortunate position of determining Friday, December 17 2021 as the final Broadway performance of Little shredded pill. There’s nothing in the world like live theater. There is no community in the world like this great family of Broadway performers and audiences. We will get there, together.”

Featuring an award-winning book by Diablo Cody with additional music by Glen Ballard, Mike Farrell and Guy Sigsworth, Little shredded pill tells the original story of a family grappling with uncomfortable truths about many pressing issues that deeply affect our communities and our world today. It’s inspired by the themes and emotions laid bare in Morissette’s Grammy-winning album, which included the songs “Ironic”, “You Oughta Know”, “Hand in My Pocket” and more.

The closing company included Elizabeth Stanley and Heidi Blickenstaff as Mary Jane Healy, Sean Allan Krill as Steve Healy, Derek Klena as Nick Healy, Lauren Patten as Jo, Kathryn Gallagher as Bella, and Morgan Dudley as Frankie Healy.

The musical won two Tony Awards: for Patten’s performance and Cody’s book.

Little shredded pill choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, musical supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt, stage design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Jonathan Deans and video/projection design by Lucy Mackinnon .