'Jagged Little Pill' Musical Closes Permanently Amid Surging Covid Cases

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Jagged Little Pill, the Tony and Grammy-winning musical inspired by Alanis Morissette's 1995 album, had its final performance on Broadway on December 17.

On Monday, the producers announced the show will not reopen at the Broadhurst Theater due to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in the U.S.

"[The] drastic turn of events this week with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant has, once again, changed everything," the Jagged Little Pill producers 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."

"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," they added.

The Broadway musical is being turned into a novel, jointly written by by young adult author Eric Smith, Morissette, Diablo Cody, and Glen Ballard.

"Jagged Little Pill: The Novel" is scheduled to release on April 26, 2022.

(Photo: Shelby Duncan)

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