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Jagged Little Pill Adds Performance to World-Premiere Run

American Repertory Theater audiences have demanded more of the Alanis Morissette musical.

The cast of Jagged Little Pill at the American Repertory Theater.
(© Evgenia Eliseeva)

Due to demand, the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University has added a performance of the world-premiere Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill at 7:30pm on Friday, June 8. The production runs through July 15 at the Loeb Drama Center.

Inspired by the themes and emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette's Grammy Award-winning album, Jagged Little Pill is an original story about pain, healing, and empowerment. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family — but looks can be deceiving. When the Healys' lives are disrupted by a series of disturbing events, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.

Including iconic songs "Ironic," "You Oughta Know," and "Hand In My Pocket," Jagged Little Pill incorporates selections from Morissette's catalogue, as well as new material written for the musical, directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus. The musical additionally features a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno), music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), and choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Beyoncé's 2017 Grammy performance).

The A.R.T. cast features Elizabeth Stanley as Mary Jane, Sean Allan Krill as Steve, newcomer Celia Gooding as Frankie, Derek Klena as Nick, and Lauren Patten as Jo. Ensemble members include Jane Bruce, John Cardoza, Antonio Cipriano, Kathryn Gallagher, Laurel Harris, Logan Hart, Max Kumangai, Soph Menas, Sean Montgomery, Nora Schell, Whitney Sprayberry, Kei Tsuruharatani, and Ebony Williams. Yeman Josiah Brown and Kelsey Orem are swings.