A Musical Whartonites Can Appreciate
September 25, 2008 at 11:00 am
To all those who love capitalist serial killers and American musical theatre (because surely there must be dozens of you), the universe has conspired to give you what you want: American Psycho, the Broadway musical!
That's right, there are plans to get the (anti)hero of Bret Easton Ellis's novel, and the 2000 film adaptation starring Christian Bale, to swing his chainsaw to the delightful beat of showtunes. '80s inspired showtunes, no less, since the story follows a Wall Street banker during the "Greed is good" era of the late '80s. Apparently the combination of Patrick Bateman's affinity for '80s bands like Huey Lewis and the News (not for the faint of heart, or people who don't think they're hip to be square) and the current upheaval of the economy makes this a good time to watch a guy commit ridiculously gruesome murders. While singing.
Below, a suggestion for a song to include in the American Psycho musical that embodies the desires of someone in love... with murder:
Tiffany "I Think We're Alone Now"