With concerts and show dates on pause, American Express is continuing to provide entertainment access to Cardmembers through virtual experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic
TORONTO, May 19, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, American Express and Jagged Little Pill are pleased to present a special Facebook and YouTube livestream benefit event, You Live, You Learn: A Night with Alanis Morissette and 'Jagged Little Pill' on Tuesday, May 19 at 8:00PM ET in support of the COVID-19 emergency relief efforts of The Actors Fund. The event will bring Cardmembers closer to the theatre experience they love and marks the first of many virtual entertainment experiences Cardmembers can enjoy in the coming months.
"Our Cardmembers' lives have changed so much over the last few weeks and so have their plans when it comes to entertainment. American Express Experiences continues to be one of the most valuable and unique benefits on our Cards and we remain committed to offering our Cardmembers exclusive access to theatre, concert and dining experiences even while at home," said Megan McKee, Vice President & General Manager, Consumer Card Services, American Express Canada. "We know our Cardmembers are always on the lookout for special entertainment experiences and this livestream event marks a new way that we'll bring those to life in a completely different environment."
The one-hour event features six exclusive performances from the Broadway cast of Jagged Little Pill and seven-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and recording artist Alanis Morissette, who co-hosts the livestream with SafePlace International founder Justin Hilton. The event also includes conversations with cast members and special appearances by the show's Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully), Tony-winning director Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin), Olivier Award-winning choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Beyoncé at The Grammys; The Carters' "Apesh*t"), and Pulitzer Prize winning orchestrator/arranger Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, American Idiot).
You Live, You Learn: A Night with Alanis Morissette and 'Jagged Little Pill' is open for all to tune in and will be available to stream on Jagged Little Pill's Facebook page and YouTube channel. The recording will also be available for viewing on the Jagged Little Pill's social pages following the event. Starting May 20, this live stream will live on the refreshed American Express Experiences hub which will also include virtual entertainment, music, dining, and sports experiences from American Express partners in the coming weeks.
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About Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill is an exhilarating new Broadway musical inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Morissette's seminal album of the same name, which celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its release this June. Driven by an original tale of suburban subversion by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully), the musical's story follows The Healys, a seemingly perfect family who strives to hide the cracks beneath the surface when a troubling event shakes their community. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin), Jagged Little Pill opened to critical acclaim on December 5, 2019 at the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway, receiving a "Critic's Pick" from The New York Times, who describes the musical as "redemptive, rousing and real." Variety hails the show as "Triumphant! Not Since Rent has a musical invested so many bravura roles with so much individual life." Rolling Stone awards the production "Four stars! 'Jagged Little Pill' burns with passion. It's essential medicine that must be swallowed and enjoyed so we can be cured. I want to see it again, and again." For more information, visit https://jaggedlittlepill.com/.
SOURCE American Express Canada
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