Hi Bryan Here…
Everyone’s favorite serial killer is making his way to Broadway. That’s right, Patrick Bateman from American Psycho is in the process of becoming a musical for Broadway.
American Psycho, originally penned by author, Brett Easton Ellis, is about a major Wall Street CEO Banker who moonlights as a serial killer who rapes and murders, and eats his victims, while enjoy the sounds of Phil Collins and Whitney Houston.
“Think about Malcolm McDowell singing songs during ‘A Clockwork Orange.’ He sang ‘Singing in the Rain,’ ” said Duncan Sheik, the new show’s composer, comparing his musical to a brutal attack scene in the 1971 film. This production has been in development for the past two years or so.
“There are murders, and they are on stage in full view of the audience,” Aguirre-Sacasa said. “An ax and a chef’s knife will be used. I think there’s going to be a lot of blood.”
One of the producers of the play has given a few scoops as to what will be in the play from the novel.
* Bateman lures business associate Paul Owen back to his Manhattan apartment. Bateman puts on a raincoat so his designer suit doesn’t get bloody and hacks up Owen with an ax.
* He bumps into “Tom Cruise” in the elevator of the Upper West Side building where they both live. Bateman refers to Cruise’s film “Cocktail” as “Bartender.” Cruise corrects him and points out that his nose is bleeding.
* Bateman and his yuppie friends compare business cards at a swanky Upper East Side restaurant. Noting his peers’ classier cards, Bateman becomes so jealous he finds it hard to breathe.
I am very much looking forward to seeing this and it seems it will be for adults only and not for the weak. Cannot wait.