It was the album that had American audiences falling “Head Over Feet” for Canadian singer Alanis Morissette — catapulting the then 21-year-old into global stardom and selling more than 33 million units worldwide.
And now, the Grammy-winning singer’s 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill” is being used as the score to a brand new stage musical.
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Directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (“Pippin,” “Waitress”), the musical will make it’s world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in May 2018.
It’ll feature a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”) and orchestrational arrangements from the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning co-composer of “Next to Normal,” Tom Kitt.
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The story is said to follow a multi-generational modern family as they explore gender identity and race.
“This 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 of this searing talent. Diablo and Diane are already taking these deeply personal songs that are part of my soul’s marrow to a whole other level of hope, freedom and complexity.”
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“Jagged Little Pill” earned Morissette five Grammys, including the prestigious album of the year honor. The album, co-written with Glen Ballard, included hits like “You Oughta Know,” “Ironic,” “Hand in My Pocket,” “Right Through You,” and “You Learn.”
In both 2005 and 2015, Morissette celebrated the 10 and 20-year anniversaries of the album with an acoustic album and two-disc deluxe edition remastered version, respectively.
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