Heidi Blickenstaff, who played Mary Jane Healy when the Tony-nominated musical Jagged Little Pill reopened on Broadway following the pandemic, will reprise that role in the musical's North American tour.
Blickenstaff subsequently shared the role with its originator, Tony nominee Elizabeth Stanley, upon the latter's return from maternity leave. Additional casting for the touring company will be announced at a later date.
The tour is scheduled to begin September 6 at Las Vegas' Reynolds Hall, followed by engagements at Los Angeles' Hollywood Pantages Theatre (September 13–October 2), San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre (October 11–November 6), and Seattle's Paramount Theatre (November 8–13). In February it was announced that the tour will visit more than 30 cities during its first year.
Blickenstaff starred in the musical (and Disney Channel original movie) adaptation of Freaky Friday; her Main Stem credits also include [title of show], Something Rotten!, and The Little Mermaid.
Jagged Little Pill has a book by Diablo Cody and songs by Morisette, from her 1995 album. The work opened on Broadway December 5, 2019, after beginning previews November 3. While sidelined during the Broadway shutdown, the production was nominated for 15 2020 Tony Awards, winning Best Book of a Musical for Cody and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Lauren Patten.
The musical reopened in October 2021 following the shutdown and closed December 17, 2021. The closing followed a number of COVID-related performance cancellations and postponements.
The Diane Paulus-helmed production features choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tom Kitt; music direction by Bryan Perri; sets by Tony nominee Riccardo Hernández; costumes by Emily Rebholz; lighting by Tony nominee Justin Townsend; sound design by Jonathan Deans; projection and video design by Lucy Mackinnon; and hair, wig, and make-up design by J. Jared Janas.
Producers are Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price.
Visit JaggedLittlePill.com for the current touring itinerary.