Alanis Morissette hopes to take hit album to Broadway

Alanis Morissette, pictured in April 2013. Getty Images

NEW YORK – If Alanis Morissette gets her wish, Broadway will swallow a jagged little pill.

The Ottawa singer-songwriter said Friday she hopes to adapt her 1995 breakthrough album Jagged Little Pill for the stage. Though no story is yet written, a workshop is planned for next year.

Broadway veteran Tom Kitt , who adapted Green Day’s American Idiot as well as the original, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, will provide orchestrations and arrangements.

The show, right now called Jagged Little Pill, will include the albums hits, including “You Oughta Know,” ”Ironic,” ”You Learn” and “Head Over Feet.”

Morissette would join a glut of pop stars exploring the stage, including Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Edie Brickell, David Byrne, Fatboy Slim, Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello.

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The 39-year-old musician co-wrote the 1995 album Jagged Little Pill with producer Glen Ballard. It sold more than 33 million copies.

It was the third album for Morissette, following 1991’s Alanis and 1992’s Now is The Time.

– with files by Global News

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