Musical of 'American Psycho' heading off-Broadway

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NEW YORK (AP) — The yuppie serial killer Patrick Bateman from "American Psycho" is about to stalk an off-Broadway stage.

Second Stage Theatre said Monday it will stage the musical based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel starting in February 2015. No casting was announced.

The book for the stage version was written by playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and is directed by Rupert Goold. Duncan Sheik has penned music and lyrics for more than a dozen original songs, including "You Are What You Wear."

Sheik, who had the 1996 smash-hit single "Barely Breathing" and is the songwriter of the Tony Award-winning musical "Spring Awakening," turned to Kickstarter to give the show a $150,000 infusion. Almeida Theatre in London staged the world premiere in December.

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