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New York: Complete cast announced for tour of Alanis Morisette’s “Jagged Little Pill” musical
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Casting is complete for the upcoming North American tour of the Tony-nominated musical Jagged Little Pill.
As previously reported, Heidi Blickenstaff, who played Mary Jane Healy when the musical reopened on Broadway following the pandemic, will reprise that role in the upcoming tour.
Blickenstaff—who subsequently shared the role with its originator, Tony nominee Elizabeth Stanley, upon the latter's return from maternity leave—will be joined on the tour by Lauren Chanel as Frankie Healy, Chris Hoch as Steve Healy, Dillon Klena as Nick Healy, Jade McLeod as Jo, and Allison Sheppard as Bella.
The ensemble includes Lee H. Alexander, Delaney Brown, Jada Simone Clark, Lani Corson, Rishi Golani, Jason Goldston, Zach Hess, Cydney Kutcipal, Jordan Leigh McCaskill, Alana Pollard, Daniel Thimm, Kei Tsuruharatani, and Jena VanElslander. Maya J. Christian, Claire Crause, Sean Doherty, and Charles P. Way are the swings.
The tour will hold technical rehearsals and launch in Louisville, Kentucky, and officially open September 6 at The Smith Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, subsequently playing over 20 cities during the 2022-2023 season, including the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, in June/July 2023.
Jagged Little Pill has a book by Diablo Cody and songs by Alanis Morisette, from her 1995 album. The work opened on Broadway December 5, 2019, after beginning previews November 3. While sidelined during the Broadway shutdown, the production was nominated for 15 2020 Tony Awards, winning Best Book of a Musical for Cody and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Lauren Patten.
The musical reopened in October 2021 following the shutdown and closed December 17, 2021. The closing followed a number of COVID-related performance cancellations and postponements.
The Diane Paulus-helmed production features choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tom Kitt; music direction by Bryan Perri; sets by Tony nominee Riccardo Hernández; costumes by Emily Rebholz; lighting by Tony nominee Justin Townsend; sound design by Jonathan Deans; projection and video design by Lucy Mackinnon; and hair, wig, and make-up design by J. Jared Janas.
Producers are Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price.
Visit jaggedlittlepill.com for the current touring itinerary.
Visit www.mirvish.com for Toronto tickets.
From Andrew Gans for playbill.com.