Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' Musical Will Debut in 2018

May 30, 2017


Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill will be headed to the stage next year.  

A musical based on the iconic 1995 album will make its debut at Cambridge's American Repertory in Massachusetts. The show will open in May 2018.

The musical tells the story of a modern, multigenerational family, according to today's release. It will touch on issues of gender identity and race. Tracks like "You Oughta Know," "Ironic," and "Hand in My Pocket" are all expected to be used in the show. Additional music from the Canadian singer's catalog is expected to be used in the show. 

The stage version will have a very talented group behind it. The show will be directed by Diane Paulus (Waitress), and the book will be written by Diablo Cody (Juno). The show will include orchestrations and arrangements that are written by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal).

Yes, Alanis Morrisette is also working with the team on the project. In fact, Morrisette called the production her "musical theater dream," in the statement. She went on to say that the chemistry between the show's production team has been perfect so far. 

We can pretty much assume that the show's producers are hoping to eventually bring the production to Broadway, but nothing has been finalized at this point.