'Jagged Little Pill' Matinee Evacuated After Patron Allegedly Deploys Pepper Spray

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Celia Rose Gooding (center) in Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill.

The Broadway show was canceled while emergency personnel investigated the incident.

In the middle of its second act at New York's Broadhurst Theatre on Saturday, the stage production of Jagged Little Pill was interrupted when a patron allegedly used a can of pepper spray.

The theater was evacuated while the incident was investigated by emergency personnel, the New York Police Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Both the NYPD and the New York City Fire Department were called to the scene. 

Although the matinee was expected to resume, a Broadhurst Theatre spokesperson confirmed to THR that it was canceled.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident and the cause for the use of pepper spray, or a substance like it, has not been confirmed. 

On Twitter, audience members shared their experience. 

The musical, written by Diablo Cody, is based on Alanis Morissette's 1995 alternative-rock album of the same name.

Feb. 15, 3:11 p.m. Updated to reflect that the matinee was canceled.
Feb. 15, 3:27 p.m. Updated to include NYPD confirmation.