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JAGGED LITTLE PILL Aims for November 2022 West End Bow

A British cast will be assembled for the West End production, which will play at a theatre to be announced. 

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Aims for November 2022 West End Bow

Broadway producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price just announced they are partnering with producer Adam Kenwright and Kindred Partners, to present the London premiere of the Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Inspired by the seminal rock album of the same name by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette, the musical is targeting a November 2022 opening in the West End.

"I couldn't be more thrilled to see this musical head to the West End! It's been such an incredible experience to be a part of and I'm so excited to see it continue to grow and travel," said Morissette.

Directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin, Hair), 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 who finds strength in one another when a troubling event shakes their community. Nominated for a season-record of 15 Tony Awards following its Broadway premiere, The New York Times deemed the show a "Critic's Pick!", and described it as "redemptive, rousing and real...Jagged Little Pill stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway." The musical concluded its award-winning Broadway run at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York on December 17, 2021, and that same month made its international debut at Theatre Royal Sydney in Australia. The Australian tour is currently playing at Comedy Theatre in Melbourne, and a North American Tour will launch this fall with a schedule of more than 30 cities in its first year.

"We are so excited to be bringing this extraordinary production featuring Alanis Morrisette's phenomenal, iconic score to the UK," said Kindred Partners Founder & Managing Partner Adam Kenwright. "This is a deeply inspiring show and story, and we're looking forward to being a part of the movement to bring it to stages around the world."

"We always felt this musical would speak to international audiences in a special way - not only because Alanis's songs are so beloved across the globe, but also because Diablo Cody's riveting story is universally resonant for contemporary theatergoers," said Tiwary, David and Price in a statement. "Taking this show to London has been a high priority for us since day one, and we're so delighted to be expanding our Jagged family to the West End."

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 also 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 by J. Jared Janas (Sunset Boulevard).

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 more than 60 million albums. The stage musical inspired by her debut album, JAGGED LITTLE PILL opened with on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on Thursday, December 5, 2019 following its record-breaking 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.

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 received 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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