Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical Heads to Broadway | Modern Society of USA

Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical Heads to Broadway

Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical Heads to Broadway

Here’s some news you oughta know: “Jagged Little Pill” is coming to Broadway.

Producers said on Monday that the musical, which uses the song catalog of Alanis Morissette to confront such contemporary issues as rape culture and addiction, will open next fall. They did not specify a theater or a date.

“Jagged Little Pill” has had one previous production, a sold-out 10-week run last year at the nonprofit American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass.

Reviewing the show for The New York Times, the critic Jesse Green said it “takes on the good work we are always asking new musicals to do: the work of singing about real things,” but added, “if only it didn’t sing about all of them all at once.” In the Boston Globe, Christopher Muther expressed similar misgivings about the catalog of social issues crammed into the plot, but called it “wildly entertaining” and “wickedly funny in just the right places.”

The musical features songs written by Ms. Morissette and Glen Ballard, many of them from the 1995 album that gives the show its title, and a book by Diablo Cody, the Oscar-winning screenwriter for “Juno.” Diane Paulus, who is the artistic director of the A.R.T. and a Tony winner for “Pippin,” is the director.

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