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“American Psycho” — The Musical?

“American Psycho” — The Musical? (photo)

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It feels like just last week I was writing about weird Broadway musical adaptations, possibly because it was just last week. In any event, The New York Post gave us a glimpse of possible addition to a future revision of that list: “American Psycho.” Yes, the classic Bret Easton Ellis novel turned Mary Harron film about executives, executions, and admiring yourself naked in the mirror while having sex to the sounds of 80s pop will get the Broadway treatment in the near future. The man in charge of replacing the Phil Collins and Huey Lewis tunes with originals is Duncan Sheik, the recording artist who wrote the music for the Tony-winning “Spring Awakening.” From The Post, his thoughts on the project:

“Think about Malcolm McDowell singing songs during ‘A Clockwork Orange.’ He sang ‘Singing in the Rain’… Obviously, [‘American Psycho’ is] not for the people who want to see ‘Elf.'”

A fair point, I guess, though they never made “A Clockwork Orange” into a full-on musical stage play either. Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who I know as a comic book guy and who is working on the musical’s book, added “I think there’s going to be a lot of blood.” I’m envisioning a “Blue Man Group”-esque splash zone complete with panchos and getting giddy with anticipation.

As The Post points out, people loved “Sweeney Todd,” a musical about a murderous barber. Then again, that’s probably exactly what the investors in “Carrie: The Musical” said too. So we’ll have to wait and see.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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