The world premiere of Jagged Little Musical, the new show inspired by Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album, kicked off May 5 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The American Repertory Theater production, helmed by Artistic Director Diane Paulus, stars Elizabeth Stanley as Mary Jane and Derek Klena as Nick. They are joined by Lauren Patten (Fun Home) as Jo, Sean Allan Krill (Honeymoon in Vegas) as Steve, and newcomer Celia Gooding (daughter of Tony winner LaChanze) as Frankie.
Flip through photos of the production below:
First Look at Elizabeth Stanley, Derek Klena, in Alanis Morissette Musical Jagged Little Pill
Rounding out the ensemble are previously reported Laurel Harris, Logan Hart, Soph Menas, and Nora Schell, as well as Jane Bruce, John Cardoza, Antonio Cipriano, Kathryn Gallagher, Max Kumangai, Sean Montgomery, Whitney Sprayberry, Kei Tsuruharatani, and Ebony Williams. Yeman Josiah Brown and Kelsey Orem serve as swings.
Featuring a book by Oscar winner Diablo Cody (Juno), Jagged Little Pill uses the Morissette catalog to tell an original story that follows a modern, multi-generational family and explores gender and racial identity.
The production features music direction by Bryan Perri, sets by Riccardo Hernandez, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Jonathan Deans, and video/projection design by Finn Ross.