Jagged Little Pill

Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, one of the most commercially successful albums of all time, is coming to Broadway. Hey, if Green Day pulled it off…

Playbill reports that Morissette is penning a theatrical adaptation of her 1995 LP, which sold 33 million copies, spawned six hit singles, and won the Grammy for Album Of The Year. It was certified 16 times platinum and is still the best-selling debut album by a female artist, although technically Alanis did release two records in Canada before becoming an international phenomenon at age 21. So, yeah, there’s probably some interested parties out there willing to hand over big money to see “You Oughta Know” converted into a wrathful showtune.

Tom Kitt, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning playwright who helped Green Day adapt American Idiot for the stage, will co-write with Morissette. The play, which will also be called Jagged Little Pill, will feature songs from the album and new material. No release date has been announced, but a twentieth anniversary debut in 2015 would seem to make a lot of sense.

Check out Morissette’s acting chops in the “Ironic” video below.

Comments (8)
  1. Will Dave Coulier be getting a role playing himself during “You Oughta Know”

  2. “Would she go down on you in a theatre”? I guess we’ll finally find out. Camera phones at the ready!

  3. This is a wonderful opportunity for Alanis to complete the circle that is “Ironic.” A song about irony featuring a list of examples of things that aren’t ironic is actually, in and of itself, ironic. Joke was on us all along.

  4. When you’re career has been dead(justifiably) for 15 years where else can you go?

  5. Hm, isn’t this ironic?

  6. This thing was the soundtrack to my 95. No, it was the soundtrack to my 95 AND my 96.

  7. I remember watching the “Thank You” video at the age of seven, without any knowledge that the nudity was blurred, and being fascinated by what I thought the real female body really looked like.

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