Saturday, October 1, 2011
Progress Updates on Two Musical Adaptations
The New York Times is reporting that the musical adaptations of two Hollywood films -- American Psycho and Little Miss Sunshine. American Psycho, based on Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 novel (and in part, I assume, on the 2000 Christian Bale film) had a workshop this week in New York and "staged a private presentation for theater producers and artists on Friday," according to the New York Times. The show has a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who recently reworked and overhauled Julie Taymor's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and a score by Spring Awakening's Duncan Sheik, and stars Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson's Benjamin Walker. Little Miss Sunshine had its world premier production at LaJolla Playhouse in California, "held a private reading in mid-September of a revised script of the show, which drew mixed reviews in California," the Times says. The reading featured Sherie Rene Scott, Raul Esparza, John Cullum, and Brooks Ashmanskas.