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‘American Psycho’ Musical Will Slay Off Broadway Next Year

American Psycho,” the murderous musical that had its world premiere in London last year, has lined up a Stateside debut at Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater, where the tuner will have a spring 2015 run.

No cast for the U.S. incarnation has yet been set. The run at London’s Almeida Theater starred Matt Smith, fresh off his gig on “Doctor Who.”

The musical is part of a recent resurgence of the property, which launched with Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel and spawned a 2000 film. A sequel to the film is currently under development at FX as a TV series.

The stage version comes from a high-profile creative team that includes Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the “Carrie” and “Glee” writer who also is the book writer of the revised version of musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” as well as the creator of zombified “Archie” comics. Duncan Sheik, who nabbed a Tony for “Spring Awakening,” pens the score and Rupert Goold (“Macbeth” with Patrick Stewart, “Enron”) directs.

Originally a co-production from the Almeida and U.K. troupe Headlong, Second Stage presents “American Psycho” in association with Act 4 Entertainment by special arrangement with Edward R. Pressman, a producer of the film version. “American Psycho” begins Off Broadway previews in February ahead of a March opening, with exact dates to be determined.

 

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