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Alanis Morissette Turning Jagged Little Pill into a Broadway Musical

Image courtesy of Maverick Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Maverick Records (via ABC News Radio)

Alanis Morissette is the latest musician to jump on the Broadway bandwagon.  The singer is adapting her landmark best-selling album, Jagged Little Pill , for the stage.

Alanis will debut a workshop production of the piece in 2014.  Also called Jagged Little Pill, the musical will feature all the songs from the album, including "You Oughta Know," "Ironic," and "You Learn," as well as songs from Alanis' other albums and some brand-new tracks she'll write for the occasion.  The musical is being produced by the same folks who brought you Green Day's American Idiot, the award-winning stage adaptation of a hit album.

Unlike American Idiot, Jagged Little Pill wasn't a concept album.  However, in a statement, Alanis says, "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."

The show's producer said in a statement, "We need more Broadway musicals with a serious, relatable emotional core and strong female voices. So we're looking forward to honoring the Jagged Little Pill legacy-- while still surprising fans with some unexpected twists.”

Jagged Little Pill sold over 33 million copies and spun off six hit singles.  It's the highest-selling debut album worldwide in music history, and is still the best-selling debut release by a female artist in the U.S.  It was also named Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards.

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