Notable Canadian Alanis Morissette took over the music world in 1995 with her confessional album Jagged Little Pill. The album spawned something like 4 zillion hit singles and sold 33 gajillion albums, and turned Morissette into a household name for awhile. Fast forward 18 years and a lot of awkwardly-titled follow-up albums later, and Morissette has announced that she's turning Pill into a Broadway musical. Is this ironic? Is this a little bit ironic? Is it too ironic?
Morissette is adapting all the songs from the album, plus other material from her catalogue and new songs written specifically for the production. She's collaborating with Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (who worked on the jukebox musical version of Green Day's American Idiot), who will write orchestrations and new arrangements for the production.
The best part of all of this of course is Morissette's classic Morissette-esque statement on the project, which is just as purple as you'd hope: "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 in a statement. "I look forward to collaborating with [producer Vivek J. Tiwary] and Tom and our whole inspiring team to create something greater than the sum of our parts."
Hopefully she can weave in a cameos from Dave Coulier and Larry David: