American Psycho hits Broadway
December 8, 2010 § Leave a comment
This is just too much. It seems that so many movies are being adapted for the Broadway stage. Movies like Elf, Tarzan, Legally Blonde, The Addams Family, Spider-Man and Catch Me If You Can.
But the latest addition takes the cake.
I read this and did a double take. American Psycho, really? It’ll be a blood bath on stage. The audience is going to leave full of Uptown Manhattan yuppie 80’s serial killer. I couldn’t take the movie seriously since it was a total satire on a certain working class in New York City. How am I supposed to take this seriously? Or maybe it’s meant to not be taken seriously?
The first act has been written according to an article from Time Magazine.
The whole production has been in the works since 2008 and the producers of the play, David Johnson, Jesse Singer, Nate Bolotin and Aaron Ray, gave the New York Post a sneak peek into some of the scenes that will be included in the play:
* Bateman lures business associate Paul Owen back to his Manhattan apartment. Bateman puts on a raincoat so his designer suit doesn’t get bloody and hacks up Owen with an ax.
* He bumps into “Tom Cruise” in the elevator of the Upper West Side building where they both live. Bateman refers to Cruise’s film “Cocktail” as “Bartender.” Cruise corrects him and points out that his nose is bleeding.
* Bateman and his yuppie friends compare business cards at a swanky Upper East Side restaurant. Noting his peers’ classier cards, Bateman becomes so jealous he finds it hard to breathe.
The first scene mentioned is going to be hilarious on-stage and I would want to go just to see that.