KATHRYN GALLAGHER, CELIA ROSE GOODING, DEREK KLENA,
SEAN ALLAN KRILL, LAUREN PATTEN
AND ELIZABETH STANLEY
TO STAR ON BROADWAY IN
JAGGED LITTLE PILL
THIS FALL AT THE BROADHURST THEATRE
(New York, NY – May 23, 2019) Producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price are pleased to announce the original Broadway cast of JAGGED LITTLE PILL, a new musical inspired by the groundbreaking Grammy-winning album by Alanis Morissette, beginning preview performances November 3, 2019 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W 44th St., NYC). The Broadway production will star Kathryn Gallagher (Spring Awakening), newcomer Celia Rose Gooding, Derek Klena (Anastasia), Sean Allan Krill (Honeymoon in Vegas), Lauren Patten (Fun Home) and Drama Desk Award Nominee Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town) all of whom reprise their roles from the musical’s record-breaking, sold-out world premiere at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) last summer.
Completing the Broadway company are Yeman Brown, Jane Bruce, John Cardoza, Antonio Cipriano, Ken Clark, Laurel Harris, Logan Hart, Max Kumangai, Heather Lang, Ezra Menas, Kelsey Orem, Nora Schell, Kei Tsuruharatani and Ebony Williams.
Featuring lyrics by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette and music by Morissette and six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard, JAGGED LITTLE PILL is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin) and features an original story by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully). Movement Direction & Choreography is by Olivier Award winner and frequent Beyoncé collaborator Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements are by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, American Idiot). The musical will celebrate its official opening night on Thursday, December 5, 2019.
JAGGED LITTLE PILL is an exhilarating new musical inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s seminal album of the same name. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family — but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them. “Urgent, wildly entertaining, and wickedly funny in all the right places” (The Boston Globe), this original story is ignited by Morissette’s groundbreaking music – including such hits as “You Oughta Know,” “Head Over Feet,” “Hand In My Pocket,” and “Ironic” – plus brand-new songs written for the show. Hailed by The New York Times as “a big-hearted musical that breaks the mold,” JAGGED LITTLE PILL “takes on the good work we are always asking new musicals to do: the work of singing about real things.”
Atlantic Records has partnered with JAGGED LITTLE PILL for the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording, adding the production to the label’s elite roster of Grammy Award-winning artists and cast albums.
The world premiere production of JAGGED LITTLE PILL ran for 79 sold-out performances, from May 5 – July 15, 2018, at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. The 10-week engagement marked the longest-running and highest-grossing production in the theater’s history. Variety declared the musical “Triumphant! Not since Rent has a musical invested so many bravura roles with so much individual life.” BuzzFeed described the show as “stirring, breathtaking and exceptionally relevant…work this ambitious broadens our perspective of what theater can do.” NPR declared, “Morissette’s anthems are now for the ages. Visually interpreted in Jagged Little Pill with an absorbing intimacy and ingenuity, they reach down to our deepest raw selves, regardless of who we are.”
Released on June 13, 1995, the tremendous success of Alanis Morissette’s album Jagged Little Pill skyrocketed her to become the bestselling international debut artist in history; a title she still holds, with the record’s sales reaching 33 million copies worldwide. Nearly 25 years after its release, Jagged Little Pill continues to be one of the Top 20 Best-Selling Albums of All Time. With nine eclectic and acclaimed albums released over the subsequent twenty years, Morissette’s music has garnered 7 Grammy Awards (with 14 nominations), a Golden Globe nomination, and total sales of over 60 million albums.
The JAGGED LITTLE PILL creative team includes Tony-nominated Scenic Designer Riccardo Hernandez (Parade); Costume Designer Emily Rebholz (Dear Evan Hansen); Tony-nominated Lighting Designer Justin Townsend (Moulin Rouge!); Tony-nominated Sound Designer Jonathan Deans (Waitress); and Tony-winning Video & Projection Designer Finn Ross (Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time). The production features additional music by Michael Farrell & Guy Sigsworth. Production Stage Management is by Ira Mont (The Producers).
Lead Producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price, are joined by Caiola Productions, Level Forward & Abigail Disney, Geffen Playhouse-Tenenbaum-Feinberg, James L. Nederlander, Dean Borell Moravis Silver, Stephen G. Johnson, Concord Theatricals, Bard Theatricals, M. Kilburg Reedy, 42nd.club, Betsy Dollinger, Sundowners, Araca Productions, Len Blavatnik, Burnt Umber Productions, Darren DeVerna & Jeremiah Harris, Daryl Roth Productions, Susan Edelstein, FG Productions, Fourth Wall Theatricals, Sue Gilad & Larry Rogowsky, Harmonia, John Gore Theatrical Group, Melissa M. Jones & Barbara H. Freitag, Jujamcyn, Stephanie Kramer, Lamplighter Projects, Christina Isaly Liceaga, David Mirvish, BSL Enterprises, Spencer B. Ross, Bellanca Smigel Rutter, Iris Smith, Jason Taylor & Sydney Suiter, Rachel Weinstein, W.I.T. Productions & Work Light Productions, and Consulting Producer Tamar Climan, in presenting the American Repertory Theater production of Jagged Little Pill.
KATHRYN GALLAGHER (Bella) can currently be seen as Annika on Netflix’s mega hit show “YOU” produced by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, starring John Stamos, Penn Badgley and Shay Mitchell. In 2015, Kathryn made her Broadway debut in the Tony nominated revival of Spring Awakening. Kathryn’s music has had placements in film/TV such as “Younger” “Covert Affairs” and Stuart Blumberg’s “Thanks For Sharing.”
CELIA ROSE GOODING (Frankie Healy) is excited to be returning to the role after her debut as Frankie Healy in the world premiere of Jagged Little Pill at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Past roles include Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown and Carmen Diaz in Fame at The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy in New York City. Celia has studied Acting and Film at the Berridge Conservatory in Normandy, France with a concentration in Shakespeare, and studied dance at The Alvin Ailey Institute. She is a graduate of Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York with hours in performing arts. She is currently a student at Pace University in New York City, majoring in Musical Theatre. @celia_gooding
DEREK KLENA (Nick Healy) Broadway: Anastasia (Dmitry, OBC), The Bridges of Madison County (OBC), Wicked (Fiyero, 10th anniversary company.) Off-Broadway: Dogfight (Second Stage), Carrie (MCC). TV: “The Code” (CBS), “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix), “Quantico” (ABC), “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO), “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “Law and Order: SVU” (NBC).
SEAN ALLAN KRILL (Steve Healy) Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Mamma Mia! Off-Broadway: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, Brother/Sister Plays (Public), Hit The Wall (Barrow Street), A Civil War Christmas (NYTW). Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon - Leon Rabin & Carbonell Award nominations), Mamma Mia! Regional: Jagged Little Pill (A.R.T.), Chess (Kennedy Center), Sense and Sensibility (Colonel Brandon - Chicago Shakespeare & Old Globe, Jeff Award nomination and Craig Noel Award recipient), Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors (Chicago Shakespeare), Sideways (La Jolla), Hot L Baltimore (Steppenwolf) TV: “Search Party”, “Godfather of Harlem”, “Mr. Robot” www.seanallankrill.com
LAUREN PATTEN (Jo) originated the role of Jo in American Repertory Theatre’s production of Jagged Little Pill. Other theatre credits include: the Broadway production of Fun Home, The Wolves (Obie and Drama Desk winner), and Steven Levenson’s Days of Rage. Film and television credits include: “Blue Bloods,” “The Good Fight,” “Succession,” The Big Sick. www.laurenpatten.com @pattenlauren
ELIZABETH STANLEY (Mary Jane Healy) recently starred in the world premiere of the new musical Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette, Diablo Cody, and Glen Ballard, directed by Diane Paulus at A.R.T. She previously appeared on Broadway in the revival of On the Town (Drama Desk Nomination), Million Dollar Quartet, Cry-Baby, and the Tony Award-Winning revival of Company as well as the First National Tours of The Bridges of Madison County and Xanadu. On television, Elizabeth can be seen in “NOS4A2” (upcoming), “FBI," “The Get Down", “The Affair,” “Black Box,” “Made in Jersey,” “Fringe,” “The Chappelle Show,” and “PBS Great Performances - Company.”