Producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price have announced the Broadway cast set to re-open the 15-time Tony Award-nominated musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL.
Joining the company upon the show’s return to the Broadhurst Theatre on October 21, 2021, is Outer Critics Circle and Grammy Award nominee Heidi Blickenstaff as Mary Jane Healy – who steps into the show’s leading role during the maternity leave of Tony-nominated original star Elizabeth Stanley. Stanley will return to the role of Mary Jane on a limited schedule beginning in November, thereafter sharing the role with Blickenstaff. Newcomer Morgan Dudley makes her Broadway debut as Frankie Healy, taking over the role from departing Tony Award nominee Celia Rose Gooding, who recently landed the iconic role of Uhura in “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.” Blickenstaff and Dudley star alongside returning Tony-nominated original cast members Derek Klena as Nick Healy, Sean Allan Krill as Steve Healy, Kathryn Gallagher( as Bella,Lauren Patten as Jo, and Antonio Cipriano as Phoenix.
“We couldn't think of a better person to share the role of Mary Jane Healy with Elizabeth than the extraordinarily talented virtuoso Blickenstaff, who is bringing her own unique interpretation to the role,” said producer Eva Price. “We can't wait for these two women to thrill and inspire audiences at the Broadhurst this fall."
“I am very excited for Elizabeth having become a mother!” said Alanis Morissette. “And thrilled that she is able to return to the role of Mary Jane in a way that cares for this deeply important chapter of her personal journey – by sharing the role with Heidi, who herself is a mom. It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a Broadway village to support a mother. This level of support is exciting, collaborative and path-clearing for moms – to know that they can remain expressed and connected with their artistic community, while embracing the priority and intimacy of motherhood.”
Morissette continues with, “a super warm welcome to Morgan, who feels like a true multi-gifted powerhouse, and I am very excited for her to grace us in this musical.” Producer Vivek J. Tiwary adds, “We're so moved by the talent and spirit of Morgan Dudley—who captivated us from the first moment we saw them."
Tickets from $49 are available for performances beginning October 21, 2021, and can be purchased via www.Telecharge.com or by visiting the Broadhurst Theatre Box Office at 235 W 44thSt., NYC.