Hopefully, Alanis Morisette follows in the footsteps of Green Day’s American Idiot rather than Spice Girls’ ill-fated Viva Forever. Based on the angst and anger found on Jagged Little Pill, I have a feeling it’ll translate well to Broadway.
The 39-year-old Canadian announced she’s teaming up with Tony and Pulitzer winner Tom Kitt, Vivek J. Tiwary and Arvind Ethan David for a Broadway musical that will feature songs from her multi-platinum album and other songs from her catalogue. The musical will debut as a workshop production sometime next year.
“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 said regarding the musical. “I look forward to collaborating with Vivek and Tom and our whole inspiring team to create something greater than the sum of our parts.”
Good thing she has Kitt on her side. After all, he worked on Green Day’s musical. This could go either way, but I’m optimistic that it’ll be sensational. That album was epic. My favorite tracks were “Ironic” and “You Learn.” Which ones were yours? Check out all the singles from that Grammy-winning album below. It sold more than 33 million copies worldwide and is the highest-selling album of the 90s.