Alanis Morissette teased a stage musical version of her iconic 1995 album "Jagged Little Pill" back in 2013, and it's finally happening.
The singer will assist in the creation of the musical, which is spearheaded by Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody and Tony-winning director Diana Paulus. Paulus oversaw stage productions including "Pippin," "Waitress," "Finding Neverland" and "Bess," while Cody is best known for writing the movie "Juno" and creating HBO drama "United States of Tara."
"Jagged Little Pill" is set to debut in May 2018 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
"I am so excited to tell a modern story through these iconic songs. Alanis's music is full of powerful narratives that lend themselves organically to this process," Cody said in a statement.
"This team that has come together for this Jagged Little Pill musical is my musical theatre 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."
Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" has sold over 33 million copies to date, and includes hits "Ironic," "Hand in My Pocket," and "You Oughta Know." The album also won the singer 5 Grammys, including Album of the Year.