Heidi Blickenstaff will join the Broadway cast of “Jagged Little Pill,” producers announced Thursday.
Blickenstaff will play the lead role of Mary Jane Healy, which was originated by Elizabeth Stanley. Stanley, who is currently on maternity leave, will return to the show in November and alternate the role with Blickenstaff.
Morgan Dudley will take over the role of Frankie Healy, previously played by Celia Rose Gooding. Gooding has left to star in the television show “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.”
Blickenstaff comes to the role after starring in the Broadway productions of “Something Rotten!” and “[title of show.] This is the Broadway debut for Dudley, who appeared in “The Prom” film.
“Jagged Little Pill” is set to resume performances at the Broadhurst Theatre on Oct. 21.
Returning cast members include Derek Klena as Nick Healy, Sean Allan Krill as Steve Healy, Kathryn Gallagher as Bella, Lauren Patten as Jo and Antonio Cipriano as Phoenix.
New ensemble members include Runako Campbell, Janine DiVita, Veronica Otim, Wren Rivera and Grace Slear. They join returning ensemble members Annelise Baker, Yeman Brown , Jane Bruce, John Cardoza, Ken Wulf Clark, Laurel Harris, Logan Hart, Zach Hess, Max Kumangai, Heather Lang, Kelsey Orem, DeAnne Stewart and Kei Tsuruharatani.