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Jagged Little Pill changed Alanis Morissette’s career and life in 1995, so it’s only fitting in the Age of Infinite Revival that it be given new life on stage. The album containing hits like “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand in My Pocket” will debut in 2018 as a stage musical.
The creative team is full of powerhouses, including director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Waitress, Finding Neverland, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), composer Tom Kitt (American Idiot, Next to Normal), and writer Diablo Cody (Juno, United States of Tara).
"Alanis, Diablo, Diane and Tom are a producer’s dream team," producers Vivek J. Tiwary (American Idiot, A Raisin in The Sun) Arvind Ethan David (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, The Infidel), and Eva Price (Dear Evan Hansen, On Your Feet) said in a joint statement. "We’re honored to be shepherding these four fierce pioneers towards the creation of a what will be a true cultural event, one worthy of the groundbreaking legacy of Jagged Little Pill."
"I am so excited to tell a modern story through these iconic songs. Alanis’s music is full of powerful narratives that lend themselves organically to this process," Cody said in a press release.
“This team that has come together for this Jagged Little Pill musical is my musical theatre dream come true,” Morissette said in the same 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 has sold more than 33 million copies to date and earned Morissette five Grammys, including Album of the Year (she was the youngest winner in the category for the next 14 years).
The musical will open in May 2018 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass.