Broadway alum Elizabeth Stanley will star in the world premiere of Jagged Little Pill, featuring the songs of Alanis Morissette. As previously reported, the musical will premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Diane Paulus-helmed production will run May 5–June 30.
Stanley has appeared on Broadway in On the Town, Million Dollar Quartet, Cry-Baby, and the 2006 revival of Company. Her additional credits include The Red Letter Plays Off-Broadway and national tour of The Bridges of Madison County.
The Drama Desk nominee performed selections of the score at the A.R.T.’s gala March 5; joining her were additional cast members Nora Schell (Spamilton), Laurel Harris (Beautiful), Logan Hart (The Book of Mormon national tour), and Soph Menas.
Additional casting will be announced at a later time.
The musical will use the Morissette catalog, including the songs from her Grammy-winning 1995 album of the same name, to tell an original story that follows a modern, multi-generational family and explores gender and racial identity.
Oscar-winning Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody will pen the book. The creative team also includes orchestrator and musical arranger Tom Kitt and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Morissette first discussed the project in 2013, with the A.R.T. announcing the world premiere in May of last year. A 29-hour Equity reading took place the following month with a cast that included Idina Menzel.