Actors from "Jagged Little Pill."

"Jagged Little Pill" stars from the A.R.T. stage have all been nominated for Tony Awards: (from left) Elizabeth Stanley, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Celia Gooding, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, and Sean Allan Krill, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.

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Arts & Culture

‘Jagged Little Pill’ snags record 15 Tony nominations

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A.R.T.'s Diane Paulus nominated for Best Direction of a Musical

“Jagged Little Pill,” which premiered at the American Repertory Theater, was nominated for 15 Tony Awards, the most of any show from the 2019-20 Broadway season. A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical.

Based on Alanis Morissette’s breakthrough album, “Jagged Little Pill” was developed at the A.R.T where it ran for 79 sold-out performances, from May 5 -July 15, 2018. The 10-week engagement marked the longest-running and highest-grossing production in the theater’s history.

Another show, “Moulin Rouge: The Musical,” which opened in Boston before heading for New York, was close behind with 14 nominations.

To revisit the making of   “Jagged Little Pill” — from rehearsals to opening night at the A.R.T. — explore its website.

The Broadway run of “Jagged Little Pill” began previews on Nov. 3, 2019 and officially opened on Dec. 5, 2019. The season was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “Pill” nominations are as follows:

    • Best Musical: “Jagged Little Pill”
    • Best Direction of a Musical: Diane Paulus
    • Best Book of a Musical: Diablo Cody
    • Best Choreography of a Musical: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
    • Best Orchestrations: Tom Kitt
    • Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical: Elizabeth Stanley
    • Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical: Lauren Patten
    • Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical: Celia Rose Gooding
    • Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical: Kathryn Gallagher
    • Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: Sean Allan Krill
    • Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: Derek Klena
    • Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Riccardo Hernandez and Lucy Mackinnon
    • Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Justin Townsend
    • Sound Design of a Musical: Jonathan Deans
    • Best Costume Design of a Musical: Emily Rebholz