After seeing wide success with her Jagged Little Pill album in 1995, Alanis Morissette is officially bringing her songs to the centre stage.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the 42-year-old Canadian-born singer has adapted her popular songs from the album into a full-blown musical, which will debut at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in May 2018.
The outlet notes that Tony-winning director Diane Paulus will direct the musical, with the book written by Oscar-winning “Juno” screenplay writer Diablo Cody. Meanwhile, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt will handle the orchestrations and arrangements.
“This team that has come together for this Jagged Little Pill musical is my musical theater dream come true,” Morissette says in a press release. “The chemistry between all of us is crackling and I feel honoured to be diving into these songs again, surrounded by all of this searing talent.”
Cody also notes that the story, which will include other hits from Morissette’s musical career, will center on “a modern and multi-generational family and their complex dynamics, touching on issues of gender identity and race.”
Morissette previously spoke about plans for a musical centered on her hit album back in 2013. ET Canada spoke with the star later on, where she explained her vision.