Alanis Morisette Sets Debut Date for ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical
Alanis Morissette is turning her seminal 1995 album, Jagged Little Pill, into a musical.
Though the idea has been in development since 2013, there’s now a writer, director and debut date attached to the project. The writer is Oscar-winning Diablo Cody, and the director is Tony Award-winning Diane Paulus. Arranger and orchestrator Tom Kitt (who worked on Green Day’s “American Idiot“) was already signed on.
Of the project, Morisette said in a statement:
“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 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.”
While details surrounding the jukebox musical’s plot remain scant, Morisette and Cody said it will focus on a modern and multi-generational family and touch on issues of gender identity and race.
When Will Jagged Little Pill: The Musical Debut?
The play is set to premiere in May 2018 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. Stay tuned for more details as they’re revealed!
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