YOU LEARN! Alanis Morissette‘s Tony and Grammy winning smash hit Jagged Little Pill is set to finally ROCK the Australian Musical Theater scene this holiday season. After a brief delay due to recent COVID-19 / Delta Variant restrictions, this new company is all set to finally debut. The show will kick off in….
Sydney, Australia at the Theatre Royal Sydney from December 2nd- 19th, 2021
and
will continue in Melbourne, Australia playing the Comedy Theatre beginning January 2nd, 2022.
That’s not all, EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE FINE, FINE, FINE indeed cause the casting announcement has been revealed. Under the direction of Tony winner Diane Paulus, the Australian premiere of JAGGED LITTLE PILL will be led by….
Multi award winning Australian actress and pop star Natalie Bassingthwaighte as struggling suburban mother “Mary-Jane Healy”,
newcomer Liam Head as the “perfect son” himself “Nick Healy”,
Australian pop star and actor Tim Draxi as the porn addicting and frustrated suburban Dad as “Steve Healy”,
newcomer Emily Nkomo as rebellious, bisexual, and adopted African American teenage daughter “Frankie Healy”
newcomer Grace Miell as vulnerable but recently raped victim “Bella Fox”,
The Voice Australia favorite and pop star Aydan as the smart love interest “Phoenix”
Maggie McKenna (recently seen overseas here in the US as “Zoe Murphy” on the National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen) as humorous, vulnerable, and easily hurt lesbian “Jo Taylor”.
and
a Full Ensemble.
The casting announcements features a video promo of the new Ensemble including McKenna’s voice performing the musical’s powerful 11:00 F*** You anthem YOU OUGHTA KNOW.
This new Australian company of JAGGED LITTLE PILL is the first of many international productions of the hit show to open after the show’s ongoing company here in our New York backyard. The Broadway production itself is set to reopen this Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at the Broadhurst Theatre.
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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