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Heidi Blickenstaff Will Star in JAGGED LITTLE PILL National Tour

Heidi Blickenstaff Will Star in JAGGED LITTLE PILL National Tour

The National Tour of Jagged Little Pill will open in Las Vegas at Reynolds Hall, running September 6-11, 2022. 

Broadway veteran Heidi Blickenstaff (she/her) will lead the North American Tour of the Tony and Grammy award-winning musical Jagged Little Pill in the role of Mary Jane Healy when the show premieres September 6th in Las Vegas at Reynolds Hall. Tickets are now on sale at TheSmithCenter.com

Last fall, Heidi Blickenstaff reopened Jagged Little Pill on Broadway as Mary Jane Healy, and later shared the role with her friend Elizabeth Stanley. Two stars sharing a leading role in this way was unprecedented in the Broadway community and set a new standard for mothers in the Broadway workplace. Heidi developed and originated the role of Katherine in Disney's Freaky Friday for Disney Channel and Disney on Broadway. She also originated the role of Bea in Something Rotten!, for which she received Grammy and Outer Critics nominations. Heidi has appeared on Broadway in The Addams Family (Alice), The Little Mermaid (Ursula), [title of show] (Heidi), and The Full Monty. Other credits include New York City Center's Encores!: Most Happy Fella (Cleo); Vineyard Theatre: Now. Here. This. and [title of show]; The Weston Playhouse: Next To Normal (Diana); The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre and PBS: "First You Dream: The Music Of Kander And Ebb"; and at Ford's Theatre Heidi starred in the musical Meet John Doe winning a Helen Hayes Award for her performance. Heidi is the creator of the non-profit organization Broadway Because (broadwaybecause.org), utilizing the talents and outreach of the Broadway community in various social campaigns to help make the world a better place. Their first projects were GenZStayHome--a PSA encouraging Gen Zers to stay home during the early days of the pandemic and was viewed by tens of thousands, and GenZGoVote-an ongoing campaign to empower and encourage Gen Zers to change the world through exercising their right to vote. Heidi can be heard on many cast and compilation albums, most recently for Joe Iconis and Tom Kitt. She is a Duke University graduate. heidiblickenstaff.com.

Following the Las Vegas engagement, Jagged Little Pill will play the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (September 13 - October 2, 2022), the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 11 - November 6, 2022) and the Paramount Theatre in Seattle (November 8 - 13, 2022). For a complete list of tour stops, please visit: JaggedLittlePill.com. Additional casting will be announced soon.

ABOUT JAGGED LITTLE PILL

Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (she/her; 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 (she/her; Juno, Tully), about a perfectly imperfect American family. The show was nominated for a season-record of 15 Tony Awards following its Broadway premiere.

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 (he/him; "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 (he/him; Next to Normal, American Idiot).

The Jagged Little Pill creative team includes Tony-nominated Scenic Designer Riccardo Hernandez (he/him; Parade), Tony-nominated Costume Designer Emily Rebholz (she/her; Dear Evan Hansen), Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Justin Townsend (he/him; Moulin Rouge!), Tony-nominated Sound Designer Jonathan Deans (he/him; Waitress), and Tony-nominated Video Designer Lucy Mackinnon (she/her; Spring Awakening). Hair, Wig, and Make-up Design is provided by J. Jared Janas (he/him; Sunset Boulevard).

Jagged Little Pill officially opened on Broadway December 5, 2019 at the Broadhurst Theatre after beginning previews November 3. Prior to Broadway, Jagged Little Pill completed a record-breaking, sold-out run at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA. That pre-Broadway world premiere production ran for 79 sold-out performances, from May 5-July 15, 2018, marking the longest-running and highest-grossing production in A.R.T.'s history. Jagged Little Pill concluded its award-winning Broadway run on December 17, 2021, after playing 36 previews and 171 performances. That same month, the production made its international debut in Australia at Theatre Royal Sydney. The Australian tour is currently playing at Comedy Theatre, Melbourne.

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. Now, 25 years after its release, Jagged Little Pill continues to be one of the Top 20 Best-Selling Albums of All Time. With ten eclectic and acclaimed albums released over the subsequent years, Morissette's music has garnered 7 Grammy Awards (with 14 nominations), a Golden Globe nomination, and total sales of over 60 million albums.

In 2019, Atlantic Records partnered with the Broadway production for the release of its Original Broadway Cast Recording, adding the show to the label's elite roster of Grammy Award-winning artists and cast albums. The cast album for Jagged Little Pill was officially released on December 6, 2019 - the day after the show's opening night on Broadway - and won the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

In the fall of 2020, the musical garnered a season-leading 15 Tony Nominations - including Best Musical - and Grand Central Publishing released a hardcover coffee table book following the journey of Jagged Little Pill to Broadway, with behind-the-scenes photos and stories from Alanis Morissette, Diablo Cody, the cast and more. Following the show's big Grammy Award win in 2021, Jagged Little Pill also won Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical (Diablo Cody) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Lauren Patten).



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