GAL APPROVED! Feel The Angst With Jagged Little Pill On Broadway! Plus: Vote For DivaGal Nic Ferrell For the Ohio Entertainment Awards!By Delaina Dixon | November 5, 2021 | Gal Approved
Rock Out With Jagged Little Pill
Have you heard Alanis Morissette‘s album Jagged Little Pill? Ever wondered how this 1995 life-alternating album of female angst and empowerment would play out in a story? Then Jagged Little Pill on Broadway is your musical.
What’s Jagged Little Pill About?
It’s the story of the Healeys, a seemingly perfect suburban Caucasian family with secrets behind their perfectly manicured lawn. Mom Mary Jane (named after Morissette’s same-titled song) is popping pills, dad is watching porn at work and idyllic son has a secret that could destroy his mom’s perfect vision of him. Then there’s adopted black daughter Frankie, who is just trying to define herself among her life circumstances. Morissette’s music blends in seamlessly into the story written by Oscar winner Diablo Cody, which touches on issues such as gender identity, race and date rape.
Who’s In The Cast of Jagged Little Pill?
The current cast includes sweet-voiced Morgan Dudley as Frankie and powerhouse vocalist Heidi Blickenstaff as Mary Jane. But the human who brings down the house is Tony winner Lauren Patten. As gender-queer Jo whose heart is broken when Frankie gets involved with a new boy in high school, Jo sings the haunting ballad “You Oughta Know.” Lauren delivers the song with such passion, pain and reverb, the audience damn practically lost its mind as she sang. Great praises also go to the show’s super diverse supporting ensemble. They sing and dance the hell out of that stage (in one amazing number that is choreographed IN REVERSE) while moving furniture and props as well.
How Do I Get Tickets To Jagged Little Pill?
Wake up, put a hand in your pocket for your cell phone and order tickets to see Jagged Little Pill stat. Now playing at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City. Show-goers must prove COVID-19 vaccination status to attend.
photo credit: Matthew Murphy for Jagged Little Pill
Vote For Nic Ferrell In The Ohio Entertainment Awards
We love our DivaGals doing great things! Contributor Nic Ferrell has been nominated for best radio personality (cat. 40) and best radio show (cat. 39) by Ohio Entertainment Awards. Vote for her and her show OooWee Radio Show, and share the love!
The 2021 Ohio Entertainment Awards are on Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio. Red carpet starts at 3 pm and the show starts at 5 pm ET.
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