Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s psycho project is headed to Second Stage.
The off-Broadway powerhouse has announced plans to present the U.S. premiere of the much-praised musical American Psycho, with a book by the Nicaraguan-Americanplaywright, screenwriter, and comic bookwriter, and music by Duncan Sheik.
It’s a musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel of the same name, about excess, murder and flashing the right labels. The film adaptation of the same name was released in 2000 and starred Christian Bale.
For now, however, the show will begin performances in February 2015 and open in March at Second Stage’s West 43rd Street home base. It will be mounted in association with Act 4 Entertainment by special arrangement with Edward R. Pressman, who produced the film.
Aguirre-Sacasa, who was a Second Stage playwright in residence, has written for Glee and Big Loveand is Chief Creative Officer for Archie Comics.
On Broadway he’s best known as the book-writer for Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark.