American Psycho the Musical Launches Kickstarter Campaign With Promo Video
After the news of a London premiere this December, the stage adaptation of American Psycho has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the upcoming murderous musical.
The Kickstarter page informs, “If you like Huey Lewis, Valentino suits & eight-thirty reservations at Dorsia, this is the right place.” American Psycho the Musical is based on Brett Easton Ellis’ thrilling 1991 novel that tells the story of New York investment banker Patrick Bateman. The story was released as a feature film in 2000 with Christian Bale starring as the part-time serial killer.
The creative team also released a behind-the-scenes video showcasing interviews with Easton Ellis as well as musical bookwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, composer/lyricist Duncan Sheik and director Rupert Goold. The video provides the first sneak peek of Sheik’s music for the play with the ’80s-inspired song “You Are What You Wear.” Donators who give $5 to this production will receive a download of this track. Kickstarter prizes also include original American Psycho t-shirts and paperback copies of American Psycho personalized by Easton Ellis. Check out the complete prize list with donation requirements here.
Producing the musical, Act 4 Entertainment’s Jesse Singer explained this fundraising decision to Gothamist: “We chose Kickstarter because of its ability to to generate excitement and build a new community around our production. There is already an expansive and dedicated fan base… we really built this campaign with these fans in mind.”
Check out the informative Kickstarter video below to hear about American Psycho the Musical.
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