A US production of the American Psycho musical has been dropped but may be on its way to Broadway.

American Psycho - London production

American Psycho – London production

This column is becoming a list of theatrical doom and gloom as we report that another show has been dropped! This time Rupert Goold’s expected transfer of his Almeida musical American Psycho, which was expected to open at the Second Stage Theater off Broadway in March 2014, has been canned.

The show was to have been directed by Goold, featuring  music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, which the men were said to be updating to add a bit more horror and suspense.

Artistic director of Second Stage, Carole Rothman, said that the rights holders, Act 4 Entertainment, had “decided not to move forward with the production at Second Stage”.

BUT all may not be lost. The New York Times is reporting that Act 4 may have pulled the show from Second Stage because they are fast-tracking it for a full Broadway run.

No news on the much-discussed London transfer of the show – although we have everything crossed.

Rupert Goold is currently busy rehearsing his next big project – Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre starring Gemma Arterton.

Source: New York Times (12/09/14)

Links: American Psycho on WestEndTheatre.com

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