Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill Being Made Into Broadway Musical
Maybe Dave Coulier can star? Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album is being made into a Broadway musical. A Friday, Nov. 8 press release announces that a workshop production of Jagged Little Pill will hit the stage in 2014.
The musical will feature the full track list from the 39-year-old singer's 1995 album, as well as other songs from throughout Morissette's career and original ones for the show. Jagged Little Pill will be produced by Vivek J. Tiwary and Arvind Ethan David, and Tom Kitt will be provide the orchestrations and arrangements.
"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."
Jagged Little Pill was Morissette's third studio album and includes hit songs like "Ironic," "Hand in My Pocket" and the jilted-love song "You Oughta Know," which Full House actor Coulier believes to be about his past relationship with the singer. The album sold over 33 million copies worldwide and produced six hit singles. To this day, Jagged Little Pill is still the best-selling debut release by a female artist in the U.S. and highest-selling debut album worldwide in music history. Morissette also became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy for Album of the Year at the age of 21.
"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," producer Tiwary said. "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.
David added, "Alanis' songs have always uniquely combined narrative clarity with dramatic power-- bringing them to the Broadway stage feels like bringing them home."
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