At Variety‘s second annual Business of Broadway breakfast, presented by City National Bank, Diablo Cody spoke about writing the musical “Jagged Little Pill,” inspired by the Alanis Morissette album of the same name. “When I’m trying to decide what I’d like to work on, I ask myself if somebody else got this job, would I want to kill them?” she said.
The event, held on Monday at New York’s Bryant Park Grill, boasted an impressive array of theater heavyweights among its hundred-plus attendees. They included Brian Cox (“The Great Society”), Stephanie J. Block (“The Cher Show”), Celia Keenan-Bolger (“To Kill a Mockingbird”), Douglas Carter Beane (“The Little Dog Laughed”) and Matthew Lopez (“The Inheritance”). In addition to Disney Theatrical Group president Thomas Schumacher’s talk, guests also enjoyed a panel on the making of “Jagged Little Pill,” which included its director Diane Paulus, its writer Cody, and its producers Eva Price and Vivek J. Tiwary.