The Tony Awards-winning Jagged Little Pill, a jukebox musical inspired by the 1995 album of the same name by Alanis Morissette, is coming to National Theatre, Tuesday, March 14 through Sunday, March 26.
As described by StageAgent.com. Jagged Litte Pill centers on the Healy family: MJ and Steve and their teenage children Frankie and Nick. The Healy’s appear to be the picture perfect family in their competitive Connecticut suburban neighborhood. Yet pictures can be deceiving. Despite her efforts to keep up appearances, MJ battles a growing addiction to opiates following a car accident and battles with trauma in her past that she has not yet come to terms with. Steve watches his wife become increasingly withdrawn and distant from him, without knowing why. Meanwhile their children are battling challenges of their own. Frankie is determined to find her own voice and discover her sexuality, while Nick must balance the pressure of his parents to do well against exposing his own faults in order to make sure justice is served.
Exploring a range of sensitive issues, including rape, sexuality, addiction, and racism, Jagged Little Pill presents a vivid, messy, and chaotic portrayal of a modern-day family who deal with their pain and try to heal.
At the 74th Tony Awards, Jagged Little Pill won two awards on 15 nominations, the most nominations of any show of the 2019–2020 season. It also won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The New York Times called the show, “redemptive, rousing and real” and said it “stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway.”
Recommended for audience members ages 14 and up, tickets to the Jagged Little Pill at National Theatre are available now. A 25% discount, valid for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings, is available when using the code: JLPILL.