You’re not mistaken: Canadian Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill doesn’t follow a narrative (nor was Ironic ironic, but that’s a discussion for another day). But that hasn’t stopped the singer from developing the multiple Grammy-award winning album from 1995 into a full-blown musical.
Taking on screenwriter Diablo Cody and Tony-award winning Diane Paulus for the project, the musical – which has been in the works since 2013 – will make its debut at a Massachusetts theatre in 2018.
“This team that has come together for this Jagged Little Pill musical is my musical theatre dream come true,” the singer said in a statement released this week. “The chemistry between all of us is crackling and I feel honoured 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.”
No word on how this will manifest as a plot yet but, we’re hoping it’s got something to do with rain on someone’s wedding day.