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‘Jagged Little Pill’ is being made into a musical

More than 20 years later, the critically acclaimed Alanis album comes to the stage.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on May 30, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 12:49 pm CDT

Alanis Morissette is here to remind you that Jagged Little Pill is now 22 years old and ripe for a reboot.

Tony-winning director Diane Paulus will helm a musical adaption of Morissette’s 1995 album and Diablo Cody (Juno) will write the book. Morissette revealed her plans to turn the album into a musical in 2013, though it doesn’t appear Cody or Paulus were involved then. She said in a statement on Tuesday that “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.”

The album was lauded for its confessional lyrics and angst-stirring, gave us the raw joy of a hidden track, and revealed a little too much about (allegedly) Dave Coulier. But Cody said the musical will expand to involve a “modern and multi-generational family” as well.

While you’re here, give the CD-era classic a listen:

Jagged Little Pill is set to debut May 2018 at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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*First Published: May 30, 2017, 12:05 pm CDT