The Reviews for JAGGED LITTLE PILL Are In…

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Elizabeth Stanley, seated near table at left, and Celia Rose Gooding, seated at right, with the ensemble of Jagged Little Pill. Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

The reviews for Jagged Little Pill are in, and though the hard-hitting story’s lessons might be tough to swallow, the critics think this new musical may have found the cure to the jukebox genre. Mostly featuring songs by ’90s star Alanis Morissette, which intelligently guide the story and themes (unlike some other jukes we could name), Jagged Little Pill feels angsty and rebellious, but broad enough to capture the stories of teens and parents alike. And with all the principles turning in impressive performances, especially Elizabeth Stanley and Lauren Patten (who makes a showstopper out of the classic “You Oughta Know”), the piece proves to be as entertaining as it is emotionally charged. All in all, the critics are clear – this prescription is one you should definitely fill.

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF JAGGED LITTLE PILL

The great news for Jagged Little Pill, and for us, is that its creative team, led by the director Diane Paulus, did more than just fiddle with a show that, though blurry, was already entertaining. The overhauled version that opened on Thursday at the Broadhurst Theater is fully in focus: clear in its …

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VARIETY REVIEW OF JAGGED LITTLE PILL

Nearly 25 years after “Jagged Little Pill” hit the shelves of record stores, Alanis Morissette’s innovative 1995 album has arrived on Broadway under the muscular direction of Diane Paulus, who launched this galvanic production at the American Repertory Theater. The show’s supportive book by screenwriter Diablo Cody…

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DEADLINE REVIEW OF JAGGED LITTLE PILL

Still, as harsh as its realities get, Jagged Little Pill, with its we can work it out ethos, doesn’t have the heart to suggest intractable, long-term consequences for its tribulations, moving to the inevitable year-later Christmas letter that contains an improbably tidy ending for the family and all of its…

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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF JAGGED LITTLE PILL

Still, there are thrilling emotional peaks and urgently relatable contemporary issues that should generate a passionate audience for Jagged Little Pill among young theatergoers who responded to musicals like Next to Normal and Dear Evan Hansen. The messiness of the show’s craft is even somewhat justified…

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