It’s impossible to imagine what the ‘90s would look like if Alanis Morissette never recorded her hit album Jagged Little Pill. This smash hit transformed her into one of the biggest stars of her generation, and it seems we’re getting a Broadway musical inspired by its legacy.
Alanis Morissette won’t appear onstage, but her songs will be used to tell the story of the Healys, a suburban family whose surface perfection hides darker truths. Diane Paulus, known for her work on another hit Broadway production Waitress, will be in charge of directing this project.
The Jagged Little Pill musical is based on a story by Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody. Morissette was enchanted by her script, because she took the record that meant so much to her to a whole new level of depth, meaning and natural activism.
“This process, and what this process has yielded artistically and collaboratively, has been nothing short of a revelation, a balm and an arrival for me. It is a culmination of so much of what my life’s work has been oriented toward,” said Morissette while discussing the upcoming Broadway musical, which is set to open this fall.