Producers have today announced the postponement of the Australian premiere of Jagged Little Pill from September as a result of the current COVID-19 situation in Greater Sydney and NSW and uncertainty about future gathering and movement restrictions affecting the operation of theatres.
The health, safety and well-being of staff, performers, crew and audiences is paramount, and producers respect the NSW Health advice and Public Health Orders in place due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
“The decision to delay the Australian Premiere of Jagged Little Pill was not taken lightly. The COVID pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have caused havoc in the live entertainment industry in Australia,” said Torben Brookman on behalf of the producers.
“Jagged Little Pill will directly engage over 100 performers, musicians and crew, consequently we are tirelessly working to minimise the impact of the delay on the production to get those talented people back to work and audiences back to enjoying live theatre as soon as possible.”
“We thank the audiences and fans of Jagged Little Pill for their support and look forward to confirming new season dates as soon as possible,” said Brookman.
Jagged Little Pill features lyrics by Alanis Morissette with music by Morissette and six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard and an original story written by Oscar Award winner Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully).
The musical features beloved hits such as You Oughta Know, Head Over Feet, Hand In My Pocket and Ironic – as well as 2 brand new songs written just for the show.
Jagged Little Pill is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin), Movement Direction and Choreography by Olivier Award winner Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui with Music Supervision, Orchestrations and arrangements by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt.
The producers are working to reschedule rehearsals and performances and new season dates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. All ticket holders will be notified directly regarding rescheduled performances. For more information, visit: www.jaggedmusical.com for details.
Image: Jagged Little Pill The Musical (Original Broadway cast) – photo by Matthew Murphy