Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album Jagged Little Pill is set to hit the Broadway stage in 2014 as a workshop production. The Grammy Award winner’s Jagged Little Pill musical will feature the entire track list from the album along with additional songs off of her other albums. Morissette’s also writing new songs to be included in the musical.
“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,” said Morissette. “I look forward to collaborating with Vivek [Tiwary] and Tom [Kitt] and our whole inspiring team to create something greater than the sum of our parts.”
Kitt will be handling the arrangements and providing orchestration with Tiwary producing the show. Tiwary also produced Green Day’s American Idiot.
“Jagged Little Pill was a triumph of self-expression – an album that was impossible to ignore with its massive sound and raw honesty. I’m proud to be working with Alanis to bring that same emotional power and bravery onto a Broadway stage,” said producer Tiwary. “We need more Broadway musicals with a serious, relatable emotional core and strong female voices. So we’re looking forward to honoring the Jagged Little Pill legacy while still surprising fans with some unexpected twists.”
“Alanis’ songs have always uniquely combined narrative clarity with dramatic power – bringing them to the Broadway stage feels like bringing them home,” added David.
Jagged Little Pill sold more than 33 million copies and remains the best-selling debut album by a female artist in the U.S. The album premiered at the #1 spot on the Billboard charts and remained there for 12 weeks.
-Posted by Rebecca Murray
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