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Bret Easton Ellis' 'American Psycho' Goes Off-Broadway Musical Thanks to Duncan Sheik, Second Stage Theater in February 2015


Patrick Bateman hasn't left Manhattan just yet, and a new incarnation of the serial killer is about to hit the Off-Broadway stage.

Second Stage Theater announced Monday that it will mount a musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' famous 1991 thriller, American Psycho. A premiere has been set for February 2015, though no cast has been announced.

The stage adaptation is written by playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and is directed by Rupert Goold.

Duncan Sheik, who has coined music for more than a dozen original songs including "You Are What You Wear" and who also had a 1996 smash-hit "Barely Breathing," helped bring the musical forward via a Kickstarter campaign yielding $150,000.


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