Sydney’s Theatre Royal is to reopen in September 2021 with an Australian production of the Broadway musical Jagged Little Pillfeaturing songs from Alanis Morissette’s landmark 1995 album of the same name.

The Theatre Royal has been closed since March 2016, while the MLC Centre was redeveloped. For several years there were fears about its future until the NSW Government announced in March 2019 that it had taken on a 55-year lease and planned to re-open the venuewith a private operator. In May 2020 this was revealed to be Trafalgar Entertainment, the company established by British impresario Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire.

The J agged Little Pillcreative team – Tom Kitt, Alanis Morissette, Diane Paulus, Diablo Cody and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Photograph supplied

The jukebox musical had its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts in May 2018 where it sold out. A reworked version opened on Broadway in November 2019 but had to close after three months because of COVID-19 restrictions. However, it received 15 Tony Awards nominations including Best Musical, the most of...