As far as musicals go, Les Miserables is the undisputed titleholder of “most emo” — until next year, anyway. According to the New York Times, Alanis Morissette has adapted her seminal 1995 album, Jagged Little Pill, for the stage, with its debut slated for the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. in May of 2018.
Morissette can credit the album with securing her first five Grammys, and catapaulting her into the canon of revered female singer-songwriters on the backs of hits like “Ironic,” “Hand in My Pocket,” and the primal shriek of “You Oughta Know.” Women belonging to Generations X and Y can, of course, credit it with helping them access their long-simmering, rightful rage.
Diane Paulus, the theatre’s artistic director, will be responsible for staging the album, which she called “one of the most important of the last 30 years.” Women belonging to Generations X and Y who buy tickets will undoubtedly call it “one of their most important cry-fests of the last 30 years.”
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