Jagged Little Pill, the hit Broadway musical, will open in Australia this September marking the shows first international production.
The musical will premiere at the Theatre Royal Sydney which is currently undergoing an extensive multi-million dollar refurbishment by new owner Trafalagar Entertainment.
An electrifying new musical, Jagged Little Pill is inspired by Alanis Morissette’s seminal album of the same name and features beloved hits such as ‘You Oughta Know,’ ‘Head Over Feet,’ ‘Hand In My Pocket,’ and ‘Ironic’, as well as 2 brand new songs written just for the show. Nominated for 15 Tony Awards, the rock musical has an original story that centres on a seemingly perfect suburban family striving to ‘keep it all together’ when a troubling event shakes their community.
Sydney audiences will be the first outside of Broadway to experience the inspiring new musical that takes an emphatic look at what it means to be alive in the 21st century.
The show is brought to the stage by Tony Award winning director Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin), Oliver Award winning choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt, who is responsible for musical supervision, orchestrations and arrangements.
Alanis Morissette said “We are all very excited knowing that our show Jagged Little Pill will be making its way to the Theatre Royal Sydney this year! This show has been a vehicle of healing for so many of us throughout its journey and knowing we are coming your way is such amazing news after these intense 12 months across the world. Can’t wait to share this blood sweat and tears musical with you…as Australia has always held a very special place in my heart.”
Sir Howard Panter, of Trafalgar Entertainment said “We are thrilled to announce that the first production to open the theatre is straight from Broadway, Jagged Little Pill. Alanis Morrisette is so beloved in Australia and we can’t think of a better fit to launch this stunning fully restored new venue in the heart of the CBD Sydney”. He added “Trafalgar Entertainment & Theatre Royal Sydney are committed to ensuring that Sydney will be the first destination for the best theatre in the world.”
Producers Vivek Tiwary, Arvind David, and Eva Price said, “We’re so proud to be taking Jagged Little Pill from Broadway to the global stage with our wonderful partners at Trafalgar, and to have our show relaunch the historic Theatre Royal Sydney.”
Jagged Little Pill opened on Broadway in December 2019 following its record-breaking, sold-out world premiere at the American Repertory Theatre. It was forced to shut down the show due to covid-19 restrictions three months into the Broadway season.
Casting and full dates are to be revealed, with the piece set to play a nine-week season in Australia. A West End premiere is rumoured to take place in 2022.