according to the New York Post. Duncan Shiek, who’s famous for the 1996 single “Barely Breathing” as well as writing the Tony- and Grammy-winning score of stage hit Spring Awakening, is penning the tunes, and playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writing the book. Aguirre-Sacasa assures that the show — he’s gone one act done, and the rest is set to be finished early next year — will be just as gory as the movie. “There are murders, and they are on stage in full view of the audience,” he told the Post. “An ax and a chef’s knife will be used. I think there’s going to be a lot of blood.” In addition to the gore, the playwright says he hopes to include scenes like the well-remembered sequence where Bale’s Bateman sizes up and fetishes his friends business cards at a swanky Upper East Side apartment. Shiek summed it all up by saying, “Obviously, it’s not for the people who want to see Elf.”American Psycho — the culty 2000 thriller starring Christian Bale as a wealthy, murderous New York investment banker who’s secretly, and increasingly, crazy — is stalking the Great White Way. That’s right: The axe-wielding Patrick Bateman is planning to give that demon barber Sweeney Todd a run for his money as the headliner of Broadway’s bloodiest show,
Are you all excited to see American Psycho liiiiiive? Stoked for Broadway to get a little gorier? And are you hoping Shiek can somehow work in some Huey Lewis and the News into the stage version of this scene?
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