Alanis Morissette’s musical based on ‘Jagged Little Pill’ to debut in 2018

Alanis Morissette attends the MusiCares Person of the Year gala on February 6, 2015. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI

May 30 (UPI) — Alanis Morissette has penned a stage musical based on her 1995 hit album ┬áthat will premiere in 2018.

The play helmed by Tony-award winner Diane Paulus, will debut at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts starting in May 2018.

Several songs from “Jagged Little Pill” will be featured in the production. The story will follow a multi-generational family as they explore gender identity and race.

Diablo Cody who wrote the screenplay for “Juno,” is writing a book based on the play. Tom Knitt, the award-winning composer of “Next to Normal” is handling orchestrations and arrangements.

“This team that has come together for this ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical is my musical theatre dream come true,” Morissette said in a statement. “The chemistry between all of us is crackling and I feel honored to be diving into these songs again, surrounded by all of this searing talent. Diablo and Diane are already taking these deeply personal songs that are part of my soul’s marrow to a whole other level of hope, freedom and complexity.”

“Jagged Little Pill” included hit songs such as “You Oughta Know,” “Ironic” and “Hand In My Pocket.” Paulus when speaking with The New York Times, referred to the release as “one of the most important albums of the last 30 years.”

“It had so much meaning in its time,” Paulus continued.


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