A “Jagged Little Pill” Musical Will Happen In 2018

May 30, 2017 / Posted by:


The Hollywood Reporter says that Jagged Little Pill the musical (which totally sounds like a joke from The Critic) will have its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA in May 2018. It’s been in the works since 2013.  It will feature songs from Jagged Little Pill as well as melodies lifted from Alanis’ other albums. The book was written by Diablo Cody, and it will be directed by Diane Paulus. THR says it will be a multi-generational family story that touches on “issues of gender identity and race,” and Alanis said this:

“This team that has come together for this Jagged Little Pill musical is my musical theater 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 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.”

They hope to take Jagged Little Pill to Broadway, but that sort of depends on how well it does in Cambridge first.

I’m really bummed the story won’t be based off the subject matter of Jagged Little Pill and all its scandalous Dave Coulier lore. And can you even really call it a Jagged Little Pill musical if Act 1 doesn’t end with all four Alanises from the Ironic video belting it out in the rain in front of a kick line of dancers dressed as flies, cigarettes, lottery tickets, and spoons?

Pic: Warner Music Group

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