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Alanis Morissette Supports Heidi Blickenstaff & 'Jagged Little Pill' Tour Cast at L.A. Opening!

The Tony-winning musical Jagged Little Pill is now playing in Los Angeles!

Alanis Morissette showed up to support the cast and crew at the opening night of the musical on Wednesday night (September 14) at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

The Grammy-winning singer, whose music is featured in the show, walked the carpet alongside Heidi Blickenstaff and the rest of the cast.

For those who don’t know, Heidi led the cast of Jagged Little Pill on Broadway when the show returned following the 18-month shutdown during the pandemic. She’s now reprising the role on tour around the country!

“Last night was epically dreamy, to say the very least. I’m so grateful for these extraordinary people with whom I get to share this moment. Thank you to everyone who came and took the Jagged Little Pill ride last night in the City of Angels. We’re so thrilled to be here at the beginning of our tour adventure,” Heidi wrote on Instagram.

JLP will be playing in L.A. through October 2 and the tour will then travel to San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and many more cities around the country. Check out the schedule here!

FYI: Heidi is wearing Veronica Beard.

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Broadway Star Heidi Blickenstaff to Reprise Role in 'Jagged Little Pill' National Tour

Heidi Blickenstaff is heading out on the road to star in the upcoming national tour of the Tony-winning musical Jagged Little Pill!

The beloved Broadway actress previously played the role of Mary Jane Healy during the show’s return after the pandemic shutdown.

Heidi took over the role from her Tony-nominated friend Elizabeth Stanley, who was on maternity leave at the time. Then, they shared the role when she returned to the stage. The show abruptly closed in December 2021 due to cases of COVID-19 that were detected backstage.

Jagged Little Pill is a new musical inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s seminal album of the same name. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family — but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.

The national tour kicks off in September in Las Vegas and then will move to Los Angeles for a three-week run. 20 more cities are scheduled through August 2023. Get tickets now!

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Broadway's 'Jagged Little Pill' Announces Abrupt Closing Notice Due to COVID-19

The Tony-winning Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill has officially closed.

The musical went dark after the performance on Friday night (December 17) due to cases of COVID-19 detected backstage. Originally, the musical was just supposed to be suspended through December 21, but the producers have announced that the show will not return to Broadway.

Click inside for a statement from the producers… More Here! »

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Broadway Stars, Including Lin-Manuel Miranda & Sara Bareilles, Gather in Times Square to Sing Sondheim's 'Sunday' (Video)

Many of Broadway’s biggest stars gathered in Times Square on Sunday (November 28) to honor the life and legacy of late composer Stephen Sondheim, two days after his death.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sara Bareilles and boyfriend Joe Tippett, Josh Groban, Laura Benanti, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and many more performers gathered on the iconic red steps in Duffy Square to perform the song “Sunday” from the Sondheim musical Sunday in the Park with George.

The event was produced by Erich Bergen, who just wrapped his third stint in the Broadway musical Waitress, and conducted by Michael J. Moritz.

More participants included Raul Esparaza, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Wilson Cruz, Brandon Uranowitz, Judy Kuhn, Hadestown stars Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada, Jagged Little Pill stars Lauren Patten, Kathryn Gallagher, Morgan Dudley, and Heidi Blickenstaff, Six‘s Abby Mueller, Gossip Girl‘s Adam Chanler-Berat and Tavi Gevinson (who are both currently in the Assassins revival Off-Broadway), and Diana‘s Roe Hartrampf and Erin Davie.

Click inside to watch a video clip… More Here! »

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Broadway's 'Jagged Little Pill' Announces New Stars for Reopening - Watch Them Perform on 'GMA'

The new stars of the Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill have been announced ahead of the show’s reopening next month!

Tony nominees Elizabeth Stanley and Celia Rose Gooding will not be featured in the reopening cast when the show returns to Broadway on October 21.

Heidi Blickenstaff and Morgan Dudley have been cast as Mary Jane Healy and Frankie Healy, respectively.

Elizabeth is currently on maternity leave and will return to the show in November while Celia has left the cast after landing the role of Uhura in the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Returning original cast members include Kathryn Gallagher, Derek Klena, Sean Allan Krill, Lauren Patten, and Antonio Cipriano.

“I am very excited for Elizabeth having become a mother!” Alanis Morissette said in a statement. “And thrilled that she is able to return to the role of Mary Jane in a way that cares for this deeply important chapter of her personal journey – by sharing the role with Heidi, who herself is a mom. It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a Broadway village to support a mother. This level of support is exciting, collaborative and path-clearing for moms – to know that they can remain expressed and connected with their artistic community, while embracing the priority and intimacy of motherhood.”

Watch Heidi, Derek, Sean, DeAnne Stewart, and the ensemble perform “Thank U” and “You Learn” on Good Morning America below!

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Get to Know 'Freaky Friday' Star Heidi Blickenstaff with These 10 Fun Facts (Exclusive)

Heidi Blickenstaff is the star of the new Disney Channel movie Freaky Friday and we’re getting to know her better with these exclusive 10 Fun Facts!

The Broadway star played the role of Katherine in the stage production of the musical Freaky Friday and now she’s reprising it for the movie.

Heidi has starred in such Broadway shows as Something Rotten, The Addams Family, The Little Mermaid, and [title of show], which was her big break back in 2008.

Make sure to watch Heidi and on-screen daughter Cozi Zuehlsdorff in Freaky Friday on Friday (August 10) at 8pm on Disney Channel. Check out the fun facts below:

  • 1. I currently have a broken foot.
  • 2. My favorite candy bar is a Butterfinger. Or Peanut Butter M&Ms. Tie.
  • 3. I have a rescue dog named Ellie and I’m very passionate about rescuing pets.
  • 4. I’m not a blue cheese person.
  • 5. I originally thought I was going to be a lawyer when I went to college.

Click inside to read the rest of the fun facts… More Here! »

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Heidi Blickenstaff Gets Support from Broadway Community at 'Freaky Friday' Premiere!

Heidi Blickenstaff and co-star Cozi Zuehlsdorff sandwich in Tony-nominated actress Jenn Colella on the red carpet at the Freaky Friday premiere on Monday (July 30) in New York City.

Heidi is a Broadway veteran and she got a lot of support from the theatre community at the premiere!

In addition to Jenn, some of the Broadway stars in attendance included Wicked‘s Julia Murney, Mean GirlsTaylor Louderman and Kyle Selig, Frozen‘s Patti Murin and Jelani Alladin, Aladdin‘s James Monroe Iglehart, and Something Rotten‘s John Cariani. Orange Is the New Black actress Dascha Polanco was also there!

The musical adaptation of Freaky Friday will be airing on Disney Channel on Friday, August 10 at 8pm!

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