With rehearsals now underway, producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David and Eva Price announced today complete casting for the North American Tour of the Tony and Grammy award-winning musical Jagged Little Pill.
The tour will hold technical rehearsals and launch in Louisville, KY. The production will officially open with performances at the The Smith Center in Las Vegas, NV on September 6, 2022 and will continue to play over 20 cities during the 2022-2023 season including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC and many more.
As previously announced, Heidi Blickenstaff will reprise her role from the Broadway production as Mary Jane Healy, joined by Lauren Chanel as Frankie Healy, Chris Hoch as Steve Healy and Dillon Klena as Nick Healy. The cast also includes Jade McLeod as Jo and Allison Sheppard as Bella.
The ensemble includes Lee H. Alexander, Delaney Brown, Jada Simone Clark, Lani Corson, Rishi Golani, Jason Goldston, Zach Hess, Cydney Kutcipal, Jordan Leigh McCaskill, Alana Pollard, Daniel Thimm, Kei Tsuruharatani, and Jena VanElslander. Maya J. Christian, Claire Crause, Sean Doherty and Charles P. Way join the cast as swings.
Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin), Jagged Little Pill is an “electrifying, visceral and stunning” (The Hollywood Reporter) musical with an original story by Tony and Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully), about a perfectly imperfect American family that “vaults the audience to its collective feet” (The Guardian). Nominated for a season-record of 15 Tony Awards following its Broadway premiere, The New York Times declared the show “redemptive, rousing and real… Jagged Little Pill stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway.”
Ignited by Morissette’s groundbreaking lyrics and music – from beloved hits such as “You Oughta Know,” “Head Over Feet,” “Hand In My Pocket,” and “Ironic”, to brand new songs written for the show – Jagged Little Pill features explosive choreography by Tony Award nominee and frequent Beyoncé collaborator Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (“Apesh*t”, “Love Drought/Sandcastles” Live at The Grammys), and the raw power of an onstage band under the Musical Supervision, Orchestrations & Arrangements of Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, American Idiot).
The Jagged Little Pill creative team includes Tony-nominated Scenic Designer Riccardo Hernandez (Parade), Tony-nominated Costume Designer Emily Rebholz (Dear Evan Hansen), Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Justin Townsend (Moulin Rouge!), Tony-nominated Sound Designer Jonathan Deans (Waitress), and Tony-nominated Video Designer Lucy Mackinnon (Spring Awakening). Hair, Wig, and Make-up Design is provided by J. Jared Janas (Sunset Boulevard).