Tony winner Diane Paulus will helm the world premiere of Jagged Little Pill at the American Repertory Theater.
Tony winner Diane Paulus will helm the world premiere of Jagged Little Pill at the American Repertory Theater.
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Olivier Award and Kairos Prize-winning choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has joined the creative team of the musical adaptation of Alanis Morissette's album Jagged Little Pill. The production will make its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater as part of the theater's 2017-18 season, running from May 5-June 30, 2018, under the direction of A.R.T. artistic director Diane Paulus.

Cherkaoui first garnered international attention for his 1999 piece Anonymous Society. He received the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production for Puz/zle and the 2011 Olivier Award for Babel (Words) with Damien Jalet. The founding artistic director of Eastman, based in Antwerp, and the artistic director of the Royal Ballet of Flanders, Cherkaoui is also the creator of 4D and the choreographer of Hamlet, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, and the film Anna Karenina featuring Keira Knightly and Jude Law.

"From Beyoncé's performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards to his contemporary dance pieces, Larbi's choreography is powerfully emotional and theatrical," says Paulus. "He has a profound passion for Alanis's music, and I am thrilled to be collaborating with him on bringing Jagged Little Pill to the stage."

Jagged Little Pill will feature a book by Diablo Cody (Academy Award winner for her screenplay of Juno) and songs from Morissette's Grammy-winning album, cowritten by Glen Ballard.

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