Alanis Morissette Heads To Broadway For "Monologues"

She's done music, TV, and film, and now Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette is setting her sights on Broadway.

Morissette, who made her big screen debut in last year's "Dogma," has signed on for a two-week run in "The Vagina Monologues," being staged at the Westside Theater in New York City -- technically considered an Off-Broadway venue. Morissette will star alongside Andrea Martin and Shirley Knight in her "Monologues" stint, scheduled to start on March 21 and continue through April 2.

Written by Eve Ensler, "The Vagina Monologues" explores the characters and stories behind a diverse group of women, ranging from a New York antiques dealer to a Bosnian refugee. The play's text was based on Ensler's 1998 book of the same name, which featured interviews with 2000 women talking issues of female sexuality.

In February 1998, a group of stars, including Winona Ryder, Glenn Close, Whoopi Goldberg, and Calista Flockhart performed selections from the book at

a benefit to fight domestic violence at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.

The show was also staged in London before opening at the Westside Theater in September 1999. Rosie Perez, Gina Gershon, and Ricki Lake are among the actresses who have already appeared in "The Vagina Monologues."

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to "The Vagina Monologues" will be donated directly to the V-Day Fund, which supports groups working to end violence against women, and will be divided evenly between local, national and international chapters. For ticket information, contact Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or via the Telecharge Web site www.telecharge.com.

Following the two-week run, Morissette plans to head into a studio this summer to record her third studio album, the follow-up to 1998's multi-platinum "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie," tentatively due out early next year.