Alanis Morrisette will be adapting her nearly 20-year old album Jagged Little Pill for the Broadway stage and I couldn’t be less excited.
For one, I became sick of those songs such as “Ironic and “You Outta Know” back in 1994, so why would I possibly want to hear them again now? Perhaps if the musical is centered on Morrisette’s illicit movie theater dalliances with Dave Coulier, I might be interested, but otherwise, no thanks.
Another reason (and trust me, there are plenty) that we don’t need Jagged Little Pill on Broadway is every time rock music is used for a musical, it becomes much much worse.
Either shows like the Queen musical “We Will Rock You” will take great songs and make them awful, or monstrosities such as “American Idiot: The Musical,” “Rock of Ages” and “Movin’ Out,” which pairs the songbook of Billy Joel with dance (somebody get me 11 vomit mugs!), will take terrible songs and make them even worse.
Yes,the stage version of “Tommy” was relatively decent, I’ll give you that. But it’s not like it added anything to The Who’s original album.
Let’s just stop the madness and make sure this trend goes the way of the Furby and the “Harlem Shake” and disappears. The world will be a much better place!
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