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Perhaps the best piece I've written: on the rise, fall, and resurrection of American Psycho: The Musical
“Tragically, in the final week, just as it was about to close, it felt how it should been the whole time; with raving crowds who didn’t just love the sex and blood, but ran their hand through the pooling blood on the stage, and wished there had been a splatter zone to get soaked in the front row (which was briefly considered). “It felt like a rock concert,” Jesse Singer told me. “I remember looking around and thinking, why are we doing this in a proscenium? Why do we even have seats?” And then, eight performances later, it was gone.
The following Sunday, Lynne Page texted Rupert Goold, “How are you? You alright?”
“You know, not really,” he replied.”
Probably the best piece I’ve every written; on the rise, fall, and resurrection of American Psycho: The Musical, out now in The Spectator. A wild story. Read it now (and please share with family, friends, and social media)