The musical “Jagged Little Pill” based on Alanis Morrisette’s album of the same name, has been cancelled due to Covid-19.
The Grammy and Tony Award winning musical opened in 2019. The run was later halted due to the pandemic.
The New York Times have reported that the run was cancelled following a “a limited number of positive [COVID-19] test results”, having reopened in October 2021.
“once again, changed everything”
The producers also stated that the run for Jagged Little Pill will not reopen.
“The drastic turn of events this week with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant has, once again, changed everything”, said producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Eva Price and Arvind Ethan David said in a statement.
“We are dismayed by what appears to be another substantial public health crisis, and, due to the detection of multiple positive COVID-19 cases within the company, need to prioritize the health and safety of the cast, crew, and entire team working on Jagged Little Pill”.
They also added, “In light of the extreme uncertainty ahead of us this winter, and forced to choose between continuing performances and protecting our company. We’ve made the difficult decision to close our doors”.
“We know that the Jagged Little Pill story will continue to be told – and in the new year, will be announcing plans for subsequent productions. Building on the show’s triumphant launch in Australia earlier this month. We also hope and intend to find a way to bring this vibrant and vitalizing musical back to the Broadway stage, once the current crisis is past”.
This is the first play to be cancelled in Broadway due to the Omicron variant. Several shows have also been cancelled in the West End including Hamilton.
JAGGED LITTLE PILL played its final Broadway performance on December 17, 2021. For the tremendous honor and privilege of sharing this incredible experience – thank u. 💙 pic.twitter.com/oTyW5fIHqW
— Jagged Little Pill (@jaggedmusical) December 21, 2021
Last November, Alanis Morrisette also expressed her disapproval of HBO’s release of Jagged.
She said that the film has “implications and facts that are simply not true”. Morrisette also accused the producers of having a “salacious agenda”.
She added, “I sit here now experiencing the full impact of having trusted someone who did not warrant being trusted”.
The film was also part of HBO’s music documentary mix. It was released on November 18. More on this report from Nova here.
Check it out below.