Alanis Morissette is bringing her breakthrough, 33-million-copy selling record Jagged Little Pill to Broadway, according to Variety. The production would feature all 12 of the songs on her Grammy-winning 1995 record, as well as other contributions from her career and new compositions written for the show.
You oughta know: Alanis Morissette is developing her 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill” for the stage, with a targeted timeline that would see a workshop production of the piece bow in 2014.
Tom Kitt, the Pulitzer-winning composer (“Next to Normal”), is on tap to provide orchestrations and arrangements for Morissette’s rock tunes, just as he did for the Broadway incarnation of Green Day album “American Idiot.” Any workshop production will likely have to wait, however, until after the premiere of Kitt’s latest original work with “Normal” partner Brian Yorkey, “If/Then,” which recently kicked off a tryout run in D.C. prior to a Broadway bow this spring.
The song list of “Jagged Little Pill,” which Morissette co-wrote with Glen Ballard and includes hits “You Oughta Know” and “Ironic,” will be filled out with other tunes from her career as well as original songs penned for the stage production. Music will also be fleshed out with a storyline, although no book writer has been set for the project.