Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette is adapting her award-winning album, Jagged Little Pill, into a musical Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Alanis Morissette's iconic 1995 album, Jagged Little Pill, is being turned into a musical.

The stage show, produced by Morissette, screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Diane Paulus, will debut at the Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts before heading to New York in 2018.

The Jagged Little Pill musical will feature songs from the album, including Ironic, You Oughta Know and Hand In My Pocket, while also addressing race and gender issues.

Confirming the news, Morissette said: "This team that has come together for this Jagged Little Pill musical is my musical theatre dream come true. The chemistry between all of us is crackling and I feel honored to be diving into these songs again, surrounded by all of this searing talent.

"Diablo and Diane are already taking these deeply personal songs that are part of my soul's marrow to a whole other level of hope, freedom and complexity."

Jagged Little Pill is widely regarded as one of the most influential albums of the 21st century, particularly from a female artist. The 12-track record has sold over 33 million copies worldwide to date and won five Grammy Awards out of nine nominations. In 1996 at the tender age of 20, Morrisette was the youngest artist in history to win the Album of the Year Grammy at the time.

History proves there is success where musicals are inspired by the music of well-known artists – Abba's Mamma Mia!, Queen's We Will Rock You and Green Day's American Idiot, are just some success stories.

As Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill prepares to hit the stage, here are some other albums from female artists that would make great musicals.

Alanis Morissette album
Alanis Morissette won the album of the year Grammy for Jagged Little Pill Maverick/Reprise

Beyonce – I Am... Sasha Fierce

Lemonade serves as a visual album so the double-personality aspect of 2008's I Am... Sasha Fierce would make a gripping stage show. With epic anthems like If I Were A Boy, Halo, Ave Maria and, of course, Single Ladies, the Sasha Fierce production would be nothing short of show-stopping.

Beyonce album
Beyonce toys with two personalities on I Am... Sasha Fierce Columbia

Britney Spears – Britney

Although songs on her previous two albums are probably more iconic, Britney charts the beginning of the singer's struggle with fame. Telling tracks like Overprotected and I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman would perfectly depict the emotional battle of a highly-publicised pop star.

Britney Spears album
Britney Spears revealed signs of her struggle with fame on her 2001 album Britney Jive

Madonna – Like A Virgin

The queen of pop's coming-of-age seminal album stands at just nine tracks but big numbers such as Like A Virgin, Material Girl and Get Into The Groove would seamlessly portray the mindset of a young woman trying to find her way in the world.

Madonna album
Madonna's second studio album, Like A Virgin, symbolised her coming-of-age Warner Bros.

Rihanna – Loud

Loud is all about sex, love and rock n roll. The album offers all the ingredients for a compelling show including murder courtesy of the island-infused Man Down, sex through the racy S&M and heartache with California King Bed.

Rihanna Loud album
Rihanna's 2010 album Loud features the singles S&M and Man Down Def Jam

Adele – 21

The star's best-selling second album 21 would make a haunting musical, with its tales of heartbreak told through powerful ballads like Someone Like You, Set Fire To The Rain and Turning Tables.

Adele 21 album
Adele's second LP 21 is one of the biggest-selling albums of the 21st century XL Recordings