Alanis Morissette, whose wondrous Vicar St. gig remains indelibly stamped on our brains, is turning her Jagged Little Pill album into a Broadway jukebox musical.
“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,” enthuses the Canadian who’s working on the project with American Idiot composer Tom Kitt who is no relation to David’s former Fianna Fáil TD dad.
If successful in New York, the show is likely to cross the Atlantic in 2015/’16.
How do you follow an album that sells 26 million copies? Since Jagged Little Pill, this is the dilemma that has haunted Alanis Morissette. A decade on, she feels able to come to terms with her whirlwind success.Read More
Ten years and 30 million sales after she first burst onto the scene urging self-empowerment, the Canadian songstress returns to the album that made her an overnight star.Read More
In a last-ditch attempt to regain some of her initial commercial success, Alanis has re-recorded her 30-million selling Jagged Little Pill as an acoustic album. ‘Hand In My Pocket’ is the first fruits of such an uncalled for exercise, and it sounds like the sort of terrible cover version you’d hear on something like You’re A Star.Read More
What would the old bishop of Down have made of the avowed feminist who made her name singing about blow-jobs in public places? The answer is open to debate, but as Colin Carberry discovers, maybe the bishop and Alanis Morissette have more in common than you might think.Read More
Is there any other artist in the history of pop music who has used the words “I”, “Me”, “My”, “Mine” with such regularity? No wonder one UK critic was recently moved to describe Alanis Morissette as “the Queen of self-absorption”.Read More
Under Rug Swept starts promisingly with the toothy guitar hook of '21 Things', but it isn't long before the groove fractures under a shopping list of Alanis' requirements in a lover, a bunch of cumbersome lines that probably scan better than they sound.Read More
The show is admirably complete, both visually and musicallyRead More
While her recent visit to the Point Theatre met with mixed reviews, the show containing perhaps a little too much material from her last album, the critically panned (and rightly so . . .), Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, this unplugged offering is, well, alright.Read More