How a musical inspired by Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill 'speaks to our times'

Alanis Morissette and her milestone album Jagged Little Pill are back in the spotlight, with a new Broadway musical inspired by the monster-selling 1995 alt-rock record sparking a wave of nostalgia and appreciation.

The Ottawa-born singer-songwriter was the woman of the hour in New York Thursday night as Jagged Little Pill the musical celebrated opening night on Broadway.

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