After a ten-month pandemic hiatus of live performances at the Broadhurst Theatre, the stars and team of the fifteen-time Tony-nominated musical Jagged Little Pill (recently featured in the televised performances of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and The Best of Broadway special on NBC) will reunite for a one-night-only concert event, Jagged Live in NYC, on Sunday, December 13.
Performing and streaming live from the stage of New York’s Shubert Studios on the new premium platform Stellar, cast members (including Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Derek Klena, Sean Allan Krill, Lauren Patten, Elizabeth Stanley, and Antonio Cipriano), accompanied by the Jagged Little Broadway Band, will deliver an electrifying and empowering selection of Alanis Morissette songs from the show, along with a script conceived specifically for the concert by Jagged Little Pill writer Diablo Cody and director Diane Paulus.
Strict COVID-19 safety protocol and testing were followed during preparation and rehearsals for the live event. On Sunday, the actors will remain masked until they are singing, and the on-site production team will have temperature checks at the door, then remain socially distanced and masked during the concert (performed without an in-person audience). Despite the vital need for such precautions, the livestream will be a welcome experience for the company and their fans, in offering a show that has all the real-time energy and unedited excitement of live theater.
In conjunction with the virtual event, Broadway Wine Club (BWC) – the new home-delivery wine subscription for theater-lovers – partnered with Jagged Little Pill and Stellar to offer ticket packages that include two bottles of show-branded wines, Jagged Little Pinot and Chardonnay (No Fly), to replicate the full (drinking-age) audience experience of a Broadway theater’s in-house concession stand and bar, right in the viewers’ own homes.
The concert special will also serve as a benefit for several performing arts centers and regional theaters across the country, which will keep a portion of the proceeds from the tickets sold through their sites to support their organizations, affected by the coronavirus shutdown.