Jagged Little Pill
SOME SHOWS YOU SEE. THIS SHOW YOU FEEL.
Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we’ve been waiting to see in a Broadway show—is here in the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music.
Directed by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin, upcoming 1776) with a Tony® winning book by Diablo Cody (Juno) and Grammy® winning score, this electrifying production about a perfectly imperfect American family “vaults the audience to its collective feet” (The Guardian). “Redemptive, rousing and real, Jagged Little Pill stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway." (The New York Times)
You live, you learn, you remember what it’s like to feel truly human ... at Jagged Little Pill.
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Photos by Matthew Murphy.
Content warning and resources
Age recommendation of 14+
Please note: This production contains strong language, adult themes, drug use, and moments of sexual violence that some may find triggering. Jagged Little Pill addresses many topics of contemporary life, including sexual assault, opiate addiction, transracial adoption, gender and LGBTQIA+ identity, marriage struggles and mental health.
Additional content warning information and resources
Read on for some additional context that will help set the stage as you experience this Tony and Grammy Award-winning new musical. Please visit jaggedlittlepill.com/resources to learn more about the show’s partner organizations, who have countless resources that speak to the many topics covered in the show.
Central to the plot of Jagged Little Pill is an instance of sexual assault between two teenagers. While this production does not contain any nudity, please be aware that a simulated assault is briefly shown, and that this scene could be triggering for some audience members.
If you or someone you love believes they have been the victim of sexual abuse, please visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) website for information and resources.
Jagged Little Pill includes a character who is struggling with an opioid addiction. Mary Jane is a seemingly perfect Connecticut mother and wife, who’s consumed by her addiction to prescription pills. In one scene, she overdoses on opioids in her home and is found unconscious.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, call the free, confidential, SAMHSA National Helpline 24/7 at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).For additional information and resources, please visit jaggedlittlepill.com/resources to learn more about the show’s partner organizations.
Sign Language Interpretation & Audio Description
These services are available for Sunday matinee performances of Broadway shows when requested a minimum of four weeks in advance.
Contact the ticket office to request Sign Language Interpretation and/or Audio Description.
Wharton Center offers open captioning on select Thursday evening Broadway performances.
The LED display is typically on the left side of the seating area, so to ensure optimal viewing of the LED display please call the ticket office for seats in view of the LED display.
Run time and special effects
Run time is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.
This performance will include the use of haze and strobe lights.
Jackson Donor Lounge
The lounge is open one hour prior to each performance and during intermissions. We have full cash bar service and a selection of complimentary snacks.
Single-use lounge tickets issued to our Bronze, Silver, and Gold Circle members will be collected at the door. Self-scanning entry to the lounge is available for all Platinum circle members (and circle levels above). Please scan your card for each member of your party. Staff will be on hand to assist you.
Please contact the Development Office at (517) 353-4640 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Wharton Center.