The answer is yes, it could because we musical theatre lovers also care about a very special category called “Best Musical Theatre Album.” Luckily, the winner was announced on the broadcast before the actual awards, so those of us who are impatient didn’t have to wait! This year’s nominees included Amelie, American Utopia, Jagged Little Pill, Little Shop of Horrors, The Prince of Egypt, and Soft Power.
Jagged Little Pill is a musical with songs from Alanis Morissette’s Album with the same name! This musical is filled with intense emotion and gripping storytelling. The story tells of a suburban family who looks perfect from the outside, but on the inside, not so much. It shares the family’s struggles they discover about one another and themselves. On this journey, they get to choose whether or not they show the world their raw, real, and intense life experiences & emotions or if they continue to “keep on smiling.”
Jagged Little Pill began previews on Broadway in November of 2019 and opened officially on December 5th. The show received 15 Tony Award Nominations, being the most of any show that season. Due to the pandemic, performances came to a halt in March 2020, but Jagged Little Pill plans to reopen this June! If you’re lucky enough to get a ticket, you’re in for such a treat.
Past musicals to have won in this category are Hadestown, The Band’s Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, Hamilton, Beautiful, Kinky Boots, Once, The Book of Mormon, and American Idiot.
If you’ve run out of musical theatre albums to listen to or just need a musical theatre kick, take a listen to any of these! Congrats Jagged Little Pill. We hope you are feeling, “Head Over Feet.”