Way back in 2013, Alanis Morissette announced plans to turn her iconic Jagged Little Pill album into a Broadway musical. Today we learn that the play is a go, with a debut set for May 2018 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. Tony-winner Diane Paulus will direct, and the book was written by Diablo Cody of Juno fame. Tony and Pulitzer winner Tom Kitt, who worked on Green Day’s American Idiot adaptation, is handling orchestration and arrangements. The producers are Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price.
In a press release, Morissette writes, “This team that has come together for this Jagged Little Pill musical is my musical theatre dream come true. 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. 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.”
No word on how the stage show will pull off four Alanis Morissettes in a car simultaneously.