Let’s be honest, we all rocked out, and air grabbed to Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ album back in the day – so this has made our day.
Alanis Morissette first released her fem-rock album in 1995, and now over 20 years later, the album is getting a new ‘musical’ twist. The new musical will debut on the big stage in May next year, and will follow the story of Alanis Morissette and her family – focusing on issues surrounding race and gender, and of course will give us a reprise of some of Alanis’ most famous (and most sing-a-long-able) songs like One Hand in My Pocket, You Oughta Know, and Ironic.
In a statement, Alanis has expressed her excitement for the new project.
This team that has come together for this Jagged Little Pill Musical is my musical theater dream come true. The chemistry between all of us is cracking, and I feel honored to be diving into these songs again, surrounded by all of this searing talent.
The script for the new musical will be penned by ‘Juno’ screenwriter, Diablo Cody and will be directed by Diane Paulus. The music will also be worked in by Tom Kitt – which means our favorite songs are in good hands. Paulus is a thoroughly respected artistic director in the theater world and has brought us the Broadway revivals of ‘Pippin,’ and ‘Hair’ and Tom Kitt was behind the music and song choice in the musical adaptation of Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ musical.
The new musical will debut next May at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Massachusetts, and there’s even talk that it may make its way to Broadway….
Yep, we’re so buying tickets.