The songs from Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album are coming to Broadway in a new musical
Broadway is about to get a little taste of Alanis Morissette.
The rocker is bringing the music of her hit album Jagged Little Pill to life in a new musical with the same name, which first premiered last year for a ten-week run in Cambridge, Mass. The musical, which will make its debut on an unannounced date this fall, uses Morissette’s lyrics to reflect on the hardships of today’s society.
Jagged Little Pill takes on topics such as rape culture and addiction. It follows a family, the Healys, as the cracks beneath their seemingly perfect exterior start to show. Songs such as “You Oughta Know,” “Head Over Feet,” “Hand In My Pocket,” and “Ironic,” help tell the story, as well as new ones by Morissette written for the musical.
The book of the musical was written by Juno director and writer Diablo Cody.
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“This process, and what this process has yielded artistically and collaboratively, has been nothing short of a revelation, a balm and an arrival for me,” said Morissette, 44, in a press release. “It is a culmination of so much of what my life’s work has been oriented toward. To work with Diablo Cody, whose heart is as open as her mind is bright and brave, has taken this record – which has meant so much to me – to a whole other level of depth, meaning and natural activism.
Jukebox musicals, which feature the catalog of a famous artist, have long found success on stage. Broadway currently features a few, including Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and The Cher Show.