CONCORD THEATRICALS ACQUIRES RIGHTS FOR “ALANIS MORISSETTE’S JAGGED LITTLE PILL: THE MUSICAL”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 AT 10 AM ET, PLEASE
ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE LICENSING RIGHTS
FOR THE TONY AND GRAMMY AWARD®-WINNING
JAGGED LITTLE PILL: THE MUSICAL”
New York, NY (October 24, 2023) – Concord Theatricals is thrilled to announce that it has secured exclusive worldwide stage licensing rights to Alanis Morissette, Glen Ballard, and Diablo Cody’s acclaimed Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill: The Musical. For more information, visit concordsho.ws/PerformJaggedLittlePill .
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Glen Ballard, who is also represented by Concord Music Publishing, said, “We are excited that Concord Theatricals is taking Jagged Little Pill to so many stages! We are passionate about the messages and music in this show and it’s gratifying to have it brought to an even larger audience. It’s wonderful to widen the circle of this show and Concord knows how to do it!”
“I am thrilled that Jagged Little Pill is being licensed by Concord Theatricals!” Diablo Cody adds. “We are in legendary company, and I have fantasized about this moment since our show’s debut. I am very grateful that our show can live on through Concord.”
“We’re delighted to continue our cherished long-term relationship with Glen, Tom Kitt, and this extraordinary title,” said Sean Patrick Flahaven, Chief Theatricals Executive for Concord. “As early co-producing partners, we knew Jagged would resonate with audiences worldwide and it is an honor to welcome Alanis and Diablo to Concord Theatricals’ catalog.”
Ignited by Morissette’s groundbreaking lyrics and music – including beloved hits co-written with Ballard such as “You Oughta Know” and “Head Over Feet,” the musical tells the story of a picture-perfect suburban family – but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Cody’s book draws from the raw emotions laid bare in Morissette’s 1995 Grammy Award-winning seminal album of the same name.
Jagged Little Pill opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on December 5, 2019, following its sold-out world premiere at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, with choreography by Tony Award nominee and frequent Beyoncé collaborator Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and under the Musical Supervision, Orchestrations, & Arrangements of Grammy, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt, the Broadway production was nominated for a season-record 15 Tony Awards, with Cody winning for Best Book of a Musical. The show was produced by Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price.
Concord Theatricals is the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, plus dozens of new signings each year. Our unparalleled roster includes the work of Irving Berlin, Agatha Christie, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorraine Hansberry, Kander & Ebb, Tom Kitt, Ken Ludwig, Marlow & Moss, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anaïs Mitchell, Dominique Morisseau, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thornton Wilder and August Wilson. We are the only firm providing truly comprehensive services to the creators and producers of plays and musicals, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording and first-class production. www.concordtheatricals.com
Alanis Morissette is one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians/artists in contemporary music. Her deeply expressive music and performances have earned vast critical praise, 14 Canadian Juno Awards, seven Grammy® Awards (with an additional 14 nominations), two Golden Globe nominations, a BRIT Award, and sales of over 75 million albums worldwide. Her debut album, Jagged Little Pill, was followed by nine more eclectic and critically acclaimed albums, all of which continue to influence and inspire fans and fellow artists alike. Her artistic impact can also be seen via Jagged Little Pill: The Musical, which made its Broadway debut in December 2019, was nominated for 15 Tony Awards, with two wins, and continues to tour globally. Alanis was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and, most recently, the Canadian Songwriter Hall of Fame. Alanis has acted on the big and small screens both comedically and dramatically with roles in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Dogma, “Sex and the City,” “Weeds,” and “Up All Night,” among many others. She is currently starring in Fox’s sitcom “The Great North.”
Alanis’ influence can be felt not only in music, as she is also a dedicated supporter and student of spiritual, psychological, and physical wholeness, which includes addiction and trauma recovery, female empowerment, and the advancement of a more “whole” approach to children’s education. In 2016, she launched “Conversation with Alanis Morissette,” a podcast that features conversations with a variety of revered authors, doctors, educators, and therapists, covering a wide range of psychosocial topics extending from spirituality to developmentalism to art.
As an independent scholar, Alanis has developed her own learning models and practices, integrating and distilling her research, knowledge, and experience into teachings that combine her clearly articulated (and often channeled) go-right-for-the jugular insights with profound empathy. Facilitating her message through performances, writing, interviews, teachings, and public speaking, Alanis has shared the stage with some of today’s great thinkers and change agents, including Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington, Neale Donald Walsch, Richard Schwartz, Gabor Mate, Ken Wilber, Harville Hendrix, John Gottman, and others. She has contributed her writing to a variety of forums, including a weekly column in The Guardian, Time Magazine, and the New York Times. Alanis, additionally, leads workshops online and at learning institutions such as UCLA, Omega Institute, Esalen, and 1440 Multiversity, and participates in a variety of keynote speaking engagements worldwide.
A dedicated charitable activist, Alanis has supported numerous causes that focus on empowerment, art, psychological/spiritual healing, relationships, and environmental causes, ultimately earning her a Global Tolerance Award from the United Nations. Alanis was also honored with the Rock the Vote’s Patrick Lippert Award for her dedication to causes making the world safer for young people, including the benefit concert Groundwork, for The Act to Reduce Hunger, as well as several fundraisers for gun control and 9/11 relief
Glen Ballard. Six-time Grammy Award winner Ballard is one of popular music’s most accomplished producers and songwriters, whose records have sold more than one hundred and fifty million copies worldwide. In 2023 Ballard was selected to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Through his Los Angeles-based production company, Augury, Ballard is developing a diverse slate of projects in which music plays a central role.
His most recent television project is the Netflix Original series “The Eddy” a music-driven multicultural drama about a jazz band trying to survive in chaotic modern-day Paris which debuted in May 2020. Ballard wrote and composed original songs and music for the limited series and served as an executive producer alongside Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle, BAFTA, and Tony Award-winning writer Jack Thorne, and Emmy Award-winning producer/director Alan Poul.
Ballard wrote original lyrics and music for GHOST the Musical, which debuted in 2011 and has since been touring worldwide.
Ballard’s international production company, Augury is a producer of the stage adaptation of 1985’s Back to the Future having worked on the project’s development for more than 14 years. In collaboration with Grammy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated film composer Alan Silvestri, Ballard created original music and lyrics for the production which includes 17 new original songs and is directed by John Rando. The show first opened in Manchester, UK at the Opera House in March 2020. Back to the Future the Musical began its debut in London’s West End at the Adelphi Theatre with previews beginning on August 20, 2021 and opening on September 13, 2021.
Back to the Future the Musical was nominated for seven Olivier Awards including Best Score and won for Best New Musical. It is the winner of four WhatsOnStage Awards 2022 including Best New Musical.
Back to the Future the Musical has come to Broadway with previews starting at the Winter Garden Theatre on June 30, 2023 and opening on August 3, 2023.
Ballard is also writing songs for the stage version of the 1979 movie The Rose, to be produced in association with Augury.
Ballard produced and co-wrote Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill (33 million worldwide, four Grammys, and named Best Album of the Decade by Billboard Magazine), and in 2019 a musical called Jagged Little Pill featuring all the songs from the album debuted on Broadway. Directed by Diane Paulus with a book by Diablo Cody, Jagged Little Pill the Musical was nominated for 15 Tony Awards in 2020. Jagged Little Pill the Musical is currently touring around the country.
Ballard has written and produced songs for Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Dave Matthews, Shakira, Katy Perry, Idina Menzel, George Benson, Ringo Starr, George Strait, Wilson Phillips, Van Halen, Chaka Khan, Patti Austin, Al Jarreau, Andrea Bocelli, and many others. His production credits include producing and arranging records for Annie Lennox, No Doubt, and POD. Ballard co-wrote and arranged “Man in the Mirror” for Michael Jackson and co-wrote and produced the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated song “Believe” (Josh Groban) for the feature film The Polar Express.
His work in film includes writing original songs for Charlotte’s Web, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol, The Croods, The Mummy’s Return, Valentine’s Day and Disney’s live-action retelling of Pinocchio which premiered on Disney+ on September 8, 2022.
Diablo Cody is an award-winning screenwriter. Her debut film, Juno, won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, and the Writers Guild Award for Best Original Screenplay. She has since written a number of critically acclaimed films, including Young Adult, Tully, and the now cult-classic, Jennifer’s Body.
Diablo also created the Emmy Award-winning series “United States of Tara”” with Steven Spielberg, which ran for three seasons on Showtime, as well as “One Mississippi” for Amazon with Tig Notaro.
She won a Tony Award for her hit Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill, which is based on Alanis Morissette’s seminal album of the same name.
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