An Update on Duncan Sheik’s American Psycho Musical


Perhaps because it was a slow day for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark news, The New York Post checked in with Duncan Sheik about his musical adaptation of American Psycho, which has been in the works since 2008. Sheik, the new show’s Tony Award-winning composer, drew parallels between what he’s trying to do with the tale of Patrick Bateman and Malcolm McDowell’s singing parts in A Clockwork Orange, which sounds promising. And then there was this juicy tidbit from the playwright, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa: “There are murders, and they are on stage in full view of the audience. An ax and a chef’s knife will be used. I think there’s going to be a lot of blood.”

Aguirre-Sacasa also says that we can expect a full draft of American Psycho: The Musical by early next year, and that the Paul Owen/raincoat scene (now infamous thanks to the film version) and the Tom Cruise elevator scene will both be included. Are there any other moments from the book that you’re dying to see staged?