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American Psycho the Musical will make its Broadway debut next year

July 18th, 2014 by Jake Tanner Comments

After a successful run in London, the American Psycho musical will make its debut on Broadway next year.

Second Stage Theater will bring Bret Easton Ellis’s story of sex, violence and yuppie culture back to city that inspired it. FX is also said to be working on a television sequel to the novel, which was published to critical acclaim in 1991.

Tony award winner Duncan Sheik wrote the music and lyrics for the play, and told the New York Times that he was writing new songs for the American run:

“We’re going to put a bit more ‘psycho’ in the text and production; a little more horror and suspense.”

Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the musical’s script, and also said he was making some revisions.

Casting for the New York City run will be announced at a later date, though Second Stage Theater’s artistic director Carole Rothman said it would have an all-American cast.

Previews are set for February 2015, ahead of the March opening.

Thanks to The Guardian for the scoop!

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