'Welcome back to Broadway, Nick': Jagged Little Pill debuts on-stage Nick Cordero tribute

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Nick Cordero's star continues to burn bright on Broadway.

Just after the show's return from the COVID-19 shutdown late last month, "Jagged Little Pill" Tony Award nominee Kathryn Gallagher revealed that one of her costumes contains a tribute to the late Broadway favorite.

"When I was walking into work today, I was given a really, really special gift," she said in a video posted on TikTok.

Elizabeth Stanley, Kathryn Gallagher and the cast of "Jagged Little Pill" on Broadway.
Elizabeth Stanley, Kathryn Gallagher and the cast of "Jagged Little Pill" on Broadway.

"There is a jacket that I wear in the show that has all these pins on it. I was given a really special pin, that I've just gotten permission to add into my show costume."

The pin features Cordero in "A Bronx Tale," his final Broadway credit.

Cordeo died at age 41 in July 2020 after a months-long battle with COVID-19 that captured the attention of the world through updates from his wife, Amanda Kloots.

Broadway: Vaccine, mask mandates extended; new rules for kids, international visitors

"He was a Broadway star and legend, most brilliant person I've ever met, most magnetic performer I've ever seen, songwriter extraordinaire — listen to his music, watch videos of him perform," Gallagher said in the video.

"I'm about to put it on my show jacket and keep it in the show. Welcome back to Broadway Nick, I love you."

"Jagged Little Pill" recently shared Gallagher's video on its social media channels, adding: "A touching tribute to a friend of many."

Broadway: 'Dana H.' and 'Is This A Room' push back early closings

Complete series: Broadway is back, but the world's changed. Plan your NYC trip and catch up with this guide

It's at least the second on-stage tribute to Cordero on Broadway, with "Waitress" now featuring a pie named after his song "Live Your Life."

Also recently added to Broadway is a family photo on the set of "Mrs. Doubtfire" that features Doreen Montalvo, who was part of the show's cast before the shutdown and died suddenly in October 2020.

Ilana Keller is an award-winning journalist and lifelong New Jersey resident who loves Broadway and really bad puns. She highlights arts advocacy and education, theater fundraisers and more through her column, "Sightlines." Reach out on Twitter: @ilanakeller; ikeller@gannettnj.com

This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Jagged Little Pill debuts on-stage Nick Cordero tribute