Alanis Morissette’s quintessential 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill” is being adapted into a musical set to open in May 2018.
Oscar winner Diablo Cody (“Juno”) and Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (“Waitress”) are working to bring the world premiere to the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. Paulus will direct based on a book written by Cody. Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (“American Idiot”) will be providing the orchestrations and arrangements.
“The team that has come together for this Jagged Little Pill musical is my musical theatre dream come true,” Morissette said in a statement. “The chemistry between all of us is crackling and I feel honored to be diving into these songs again, surrounded by all this searing talent”
The project was previously announced in 2013, with Morissette saying that she was going to be workshopping the potential jukebox musical in the following year.
The album, which featured hits such as “Ironic” and “You Oughta Know,” hit number one on the Billboard charts at the time of its release and has since become a 90s staple.
A.R.T.’s staging of the play is produced by special arrangement with Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David and Eva Price.
While “Jagged Little Pill” isn’t due for a Broadway run at this time, many productions that have debuted at A.R.T. have gone on to the big stage, including “Waitress,” which garnered four nominations at the 2016 Tony Awards.