The previously announced musical American Psycho, featuring music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, will premiere at London’s Headlong Provocative Theatre. Directed by Rupert Goold, the musical is set for a yet to be determined date during the company’s 2012-13 season. No cast has been announced.
Based on the 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho is the story of Patrick Bateman, a New York City businessman who also happens to be a serial killer. The book was adapted into a film in 2000 starring Christian Bale. American Psycho is dubbed on Headlong Provocative Theatre’s website as “a bloody satire.”
Sheik earned Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations for Spring Awakening. His musical Whisper House premiered at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre. As a singer-songwriter, Sheik’s 1996 single “Barely Breathing” spent 55 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Aguirre-Sacasa made his Broadway debut as the co-writer of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. His plays include Good Boys and True and Based on a Totally True Story. For four seasons, Aguirre-Sacasa served as a staff writer for HBO's Big Love and currently produces and writes for Glee.