USA Today has reported that the Alanis Morisette musical entitled Jagged Little Pill could be headed to a Broadway theatre very soon. A workshop for the production is scheduled to be held in New York in 2014.
Morisette shared with USA Today in a statement, “I don’t know whether it would be me starting in the role or coming in at some point, but I’m totally open to the possibility of that. I think once (the book) is written, it will become more obvious whether I was born to originate the role. I’ve got a lot of itches to scratch. I’ll be a huge student, looking to my mentors. I’m honored to have the opportunity.”
Producer Vivek J. Tiwary added to that saying, “I believe that you don’t pick your stage until you have your book. I’m a big fan of launching shows elsewhere. But I’m sure [it] will have strong Broadway potential.”
Jagged Little Pill will feature all of the material from Morisette’s 1995 album entitled Jagged Little Pill. Additional songs from the artist, some released and some unreleased, will also be featured in the production. Tom Kitt is set to arrange music and orchestrate the show.
Morisette is an incredibly accomplished artist. She has won 16 Juno Awards, 7 Grammy Awards, and was nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards. She began her career in Canada and recorded two dance-pop albums as a teenager (Alanis and Now Is the Time) under the label MCA Records Canada. She then recorded and released her first international album Jagged Little Pill in 1995 which sold more than 33 million units globally. Morisette then went on to release 4 more albums (Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, Under Rug Swept, So-Called Chaos, and Flavors of Entanglement). Her eighth and most recent album was entitled Havoc and Bright Lights and was released August 28, 2012. To date Morisette has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.