A Malaysian is producing Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' for Broadway


A file photo of Arvind from 2011.

A file photo of Arvind from 2011.

PETALING JAYA: Alanis Morissette's wildly popular album Jagged Little Pill will be turned into a musical and make its debut on Broadway in New York City later this year. And you oughta know that a Malaysian is involved!

Malaysia-born Arvind Ethan David is attached to the project and billed as producer for the stage musical.

In his Twitter account, David wrote: "Woke up to see that #JaggedLittleBroadway was trending. Feeling good to see 9 years of work come to fruition."

David will produce the show with his partners Vivek J. Tiwary and Eva Price.

"#JaggedLittlePill was the soundtrack to our youth, so it is a dream come true to bring this beautiful, galvanising story to the Boardway stage," said David, Tiwary and Price in a statement.

David, now based in Los Angeles, also produced the TV show Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett.

Jagged Little Pill, the musical, will be built around Morissette's hit songs such as Ironic, Hand In My Pocket and You Oughta Know.

The international debut album from the Canadian singer was released in 1995 and hit the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart.

The album, which has sold 33 million copies worldwide, won Morissette five Grammys and made her one of the most successful female singers in the 1990s.

A press release states that the musical tells the story of a "picture-perfect suburban family and what happens when the cracks begin to show".

The story is written by Oscar winner Diablo Cody, who wrote the critically acclaimed movie Juno in 2007.

Morissette, 44, said: "This process, what this process has yielded artistically and collaboratively, has been nothing short of a revelation, a balm and an arrival for me.

"It's a culmination of so much of what my life's work has been oriented toward."