Your Most Ironic Dream Is Coming True: An Alanis Morrisette Musical

August 29, 2017

She may have ruined the word “ironic” forever, but we can’t help loving Alanis Morrisette for channeling all our 90s-era angst. So we were super excited to hear rumors a few years ago that someone was making a musical out of her Grammy-winning album “Jagged Little Pill.”

This week we learned even better news: There’s serious talent behind the show—and it now has an official opening date of May 5, 2018 at American Repertory Theater.

Director: Diane Paulus
, who heads A.R.T. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the show is being developed. Paulus has been the directorial mastermind behind Broadway hits like Waitress, Finding Neverland and Pippin, for which she won a Tony.

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Writer: Diablo Cody
, who’s known for writing edgy films like Juno and the TV show United States of Tara. According to a press release, Cody and Morrisette worked together closely to write a script about “a modern and multi-generational family and their complex dynamics, touching on issues of gender identity and race.”

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Choreographer: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
, who is definitely living his best life these days. Not content with running his own contemporary dance troupe Eastman and being the artistic director of Royal Ballet of Flanders, he’s been working in film over the past few years, and recently made jaws drop with his choreography for Beyoncé’s epic 2017 Grammy Award performance.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Photo by Koen Broos

“Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,”
and “Hand in My Pocket” are confirmed tracks for the show, but expect to hear hits from Morrisette’s other albums as well.

We are seriously hoping the production finds its way to Broadway. Otherwise…it’s like rain on our wedding day. (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.)