Alanis Morissette Taking 'Jagged Little Pill' to Broadway
Published Nov 08, 2013Nearly 20 years after Canadian pop star Alanis Morissette brought her mega-hit Jagged Little Pill to the masses, the celebrated song cycle will apparently be getting a new lease on life on Broadway.
Variety reports that Morissette is set to team up with Pulitzer-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) for an adaptation of the 1995 album, much like he how he worked with punkers Green Day for their play version of American Idiot. Also attached are producers Vivek J. Tiwary (American Idiot) and Arvind Ethan David. An opening date has yet been given, but the project is expected to premiere sometime in 2014.
The bulk of the performance is apparently to be plucked from Jagged Little Pill — from "You Oughta Know" to "Ironic" to "One Hand in My Pocket" — but it's been reported that other songs from throughout Morissette's career will also figure into the show. As to how they all thread together in the narrative, that remains to be explained.
"I look forward to taking the heart of Jagged Little Pill and expanding its story, fleshing it out into ever deeper layers of emotionality, specificity, humanity, power, physicality, spirit, and fabulism," Morissette said in a statement. "I look forward to collaborating with Vivek and Tom and our whole inspiring team to create something greater than the sum of our parts."