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American Psycho Attacks Broadway

American psychoWhen Brett Easton Ellis’s classic ’80s New York story American Psycho was made into a Hollywood movie in 2000 it was extremely controversial and had trouble finding theaters willing to screen it. Fast forward a decade and it’s now an American classic worthy of a major Broadway musical. Personally I think Ellis was spot-on with his satire of the excess of New York in the ’80s, far more so than, say, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. The funny thing is, too, that some of the satire doesn’t even seem odd anymore; I could swear I’ve seen items like “rare roasted partridge breast in raspberry coulis with a sorrel timbale” in a real New York restaurant… From the New York Post:

Move over, Sweeney Todd — another singing psycho is nearing his Broadway debut.

The tale of Patrick Bateman — a fictional Wall Street banker obsessed with designer clothes, Phil Collins, rape and murder — is going to drench the Great White Way in blood in “American Psycho: The Musical,” producers of the show told The Post.

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