Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical Coming to the Stage in 2018

Theater adaptation to be directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus

May 30, 2017
Alanis Morissette on the Stern Show in 2015 Alanis Morissette on the Stern Show in 2015 Photo: The Howard Stern Show

The album that has sold more than 33 million copies worldwide and garnered Alanis Morissette a Grammy for Album of the Year is being turned into a musical. The new production based off 1995’s “Jagged Little Pill” is officially set to debut in Cambridge, Mass. at the American Repertory Theater in May of 2018 after years of rumblings.

Alanis collaborated with award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”), who penned the story which reportedly centers around “a modern and multi-generational family and their complex dynamics, touching on issues of gender identity and race.” Tony winner Diane Paulus (“Pippin,” “Waitress”) is set to direct the show.

“This team that has come together for this ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical is my musical theatre dream come true,” Morissette said in a statement. “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,” she continued.

Alanis last stopped by the Stern Show in 2015 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Jagged Little Pill” and performed an acoustic version of “You Oughta Know.” Hear it below.

Read more about the forthcoming musical here.

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