Alanis Morissette Aims For Broadway With Musical
(CBS SF/AP) – Alanis Morissette wants to bring her “Jagged Little Pill” to Broadway.
The singer-songwriter said Friday she hopes to adapt her 1995 breakthrough album for the stage. Though no story is yet written, a workshop is planned for next year.
Broadway veteran Tom Kitt, who adapted Bay Area band Green Day’s “American Idiot” as well as the original, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Next to Normal,” will provide orchestrations and arrangements.
“I look forward to taking the heart of ‘Jagged Little Pill’ and expanding its story, fleshing it out into ever deeper layers of emotionality, specificity, humanity, power, physicality, spirit and fabulism,” Morissette, 39, said of the show, according to ET Online. “I look forward to collaborating with Vivek and Tom and our whole inspiring team to create something greater than the sum of our parts.”
The show, right now called “Jagged Little Pill,” will include the albums hits, including “You Oughta Know,” “Ironic,” “You Learn” and “Head Over Feet.”
Morissette would join a glut of pop stars exploring the stage, including Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Edie Brickell, David Byrne, Fatboy Slim, Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello.
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