Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill confirms Broadway premiere
Jagged Little Pill is expected to begin performances on Broadway in fall 2019.
You Oughta Know... that the acclaimed new musical Jagged Little Pill, featuring the songs of 7-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette, is officially heading to the Great White Way. Producers have announced that a Broadway premiere is expected to begin performances at a yet-to-be announced theatre in fall 2019.
On the news of the Broadway announcement, Ms. Morissette commented: "This process, and what this process has yielded artistically and collaboratively, has been nothing short of a revelation, a balm and an arrival for me. It is a culmination of so much of what my life’s work has been oriented toward."
Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill previously staged its world premiere with a record-breaking, sold-out, 10-week engagement at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachussetts, from May 5 to July 15, 2018, becoming the longest-running and highest-grossing production in the theater’s history.
The tuner features an original story written by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody, with music by Morissette and 6-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard, and lyrics by Morissette.
Synopsis: "Jagged Little Pill is an exhilarating new musical inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s seminal album of the same name. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family; but when the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the veneer, or defiantly facing truths about themselves and the world around them. Jagged Little Pill inspires audiences to look within, speak out, and connect."
The creative team also features music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt and choreography/movement direction by Olivier Award winner Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, as well as additional music by Mike Farrell & Guy Sigsworth, scenic design by Tony Award nominee Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Tony Award nominee Justin Townsend, sound design by Tony Award nominee Jonathan Deans, and video & projection design by Tony Award winner Finn Ross.
Upon the release of "Jagged Little Pill" on June 13, 1995, Alanis Morissette became the bestselling international debut artist in history, surpassing 24 million certified copies sold worldwide. The seminal album includes such hits as “You Oughta Know,” “Head Over Feet,” “Hand In My Pocket,” and “Ironic.” In addition, the musical also features songs newly written for the stage, as well as other songs from Ms. Morissette's back catelogue of hits, including "Uninvited" and "Thank U."
Casting, dates and a theatre for the Broadway premiere will be announced in due course.
Jagged Little Pill is produced on Broadway by Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price.
(Header photo by Matthew Murphy)