5 Facts About Jagged Little Pill The Broadway Musical


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Jagged Little Pill is a modern Broadway musical based on the hit Alanis Morissette album of the same name, that tells the story of a 21st-century family dealing with issues ranging from drug addiction to sexual assault.

Here are 5 fun facts about this recent Broadway jukebox musical.

1. Original Songs

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While most of the songs in this musical are from Morissette's preexisting catalog, she did write two original numbers for the show, Predator and Smiling.

2. You Oughta Know

Lauren Patten at Jagged Little Pill Broadway Stage Door

Lauren Patten's performance of the hit song You Oughta Know was known to cause standing ovations in the middle of the second act every performance.

3. Tony Nominations

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This musical got fifteen Tony Award Nominations, more than any other show in the Broadway season cut short by the COVID19 pandemic.

4. Pepper Spray Incident

A performance of this show was cut off early by an incident inside the theater where pepper spray reportedly went off causing the theater to be evacuated.

5. Return to Theater

Derek Klena at Jagged Little Pill Broadway Stage Door

One of the actors in this show has stared in two shows in the Broadhurst Theater that currently holds Jagged Little Pill. Derek Klena has starred in the original Broadway casts of both Anastasia and Jagged Little Pill in this specific theater.

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