Alanis Morissette Turning '95 Album Into Musical
'Jagged Little Pill' is headed to Broadway
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2013 12:40 PM CST
Alanis Morissette performs in Rio de Janeiro in this 2012 file photo.   (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

(Newser) – Oh, the song puns and jokes about unmentionable acts in a theater are flying fast and furious with news that Alanis Morissette is adapting her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill into a Broadway musical. Yes, that album, the one with "You Oughta Know," "Hand in My Pocket," and "Ironic," among others, reports Playbill. The 39-year-old Morissette was just 21 when Pill came out and made her the youngest-ever winner of a Grammy for Album of the Year.

She'll be working on the project with Tom Kitt, who arranged Green Day's American Idiot for Broadway. Workshop performances are set to begin next year, but there's no word on when the production will hit the stage. "It will no doubt be interesting to see how the songs from Morissette's angsty '90s opus are strung together by plot," writes Kase Wickman at

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Nov 11, 2013 11:03 AM CST
cool! one of my fav albums ever!!!
Nov 9, 2013 12:33 PM CST
Still love that album. Not sure it would make a great musical, but I'd be willing to give it a try.
Nov 8, 2013 6:54 PM CST
When you haven't had a hit in 20 years just rehash the old junk. There will enough suckers to pony up cash to go see it.