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Spring Awakening To Possibly Begin Production This Year — But Will Lea Michele & Jonathan Groff Consider Reprising Their Roles?!

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Please, oh please, let this happen!

From its start on Broadway, Spring Awakening has captured the hearts on many and now, composer and recording artist, Duncan Sheik is trying to get it made into a movie with his partner in crime, Steven Sater!

In an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Duncan talked about his upcoming projects and revealed he's in the process of getting Spring Awakening made into a movie.

He revealed:

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American Psycho The Musical Gets A Kickstarter Campaign!

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Bret Easton Ellis' classic novel of 80s excess and murder American Psycho has only gained in popularity over the years.

But who would have thought it would ever be a Broadway musical??

We doubt we'll get a Christian Bale shower scene, but with Duncan Sheik doing the songs and Glee alum Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa writing the book, this could be a pretty amazing show!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the Kickstarter pitch that sells itself like a bone white business card!

We're not exactly sure how they intend to make naked chainsaw murders work onstage, but with just $150,000, this macabre dream can be a reality!

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Spring Awakening Writers Working On New Alice In Wonderland Musical!

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Another re-interpretation of this story?

Granted, if anyone can make it work, it's them!

Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, who are the authors behind the Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening, are currently workshopping a brand new show at London's National Theatre called Alice By Heart, which is inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!

Sater explains of the piece, which was commisioned by the group's Connections program:

"It's about how to leave childhood behind and the challenge and struggle in that."

He goes on to say that the show will add a heightened sense of urgency and danger to the material, and will employ ensemble storytelling to explore "themes of grief and loss."

With the script and score expected to be completed in July, there will be a workshop presentation in the UK in November. Through the Connections program, 30 youth theatres will then get the chance to stage the show in February of 2012, and representatives from the National will attend them, and the best one will get to perform their version at the National Theatre the following summer!

What a wonderful opportunity for so many! We have a feeling that with this much talent going into it all, the show will have no problem getting picked up for a professional run in London or on Broadway!

Best of luck to everyone involved!

We can't wait to see how it turns out!

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New Details On American Psycho: The Musical

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Back in February, we learned that a Broadway musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel American Psycho was in the works, with music and lyrics by Spring Awakening's Duncan Sheik, and a script by Big Love's Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Now that progress is underway on the musical, Sheik and Aguirre-Sacasa have decided to let the world in on new details about the project.

Here's Duncan Sheik on American Psycho's music:

"Think about Malcolm McDowell singing songs during A Clockwork Orange. He sang Singing in the Rain."

And here's Sheik on the play's target audience:

"Obviously, it's not for the people who want to see Elf."

LOLs. Here's what playwright Aguirre-Sacasa had to say about the project:

"There are murders, and they are on stage in full view of the audience. An ax and a chef's knife will be used. I think there's going to be a lot of blood."

And for those of you Ellis fans out there who loved the book, here are some scenes from the novel that the playwright hopes to include:

- Bateman lures business associate Paul Owen back to his Manhattan apartment. Bateman puts on a raincoat so his designer suit doesn't get bloody and hacks up Owen with an ax.

- He bumps into "Tom Cruise" in the elevator of the Upper West Side building where they both live. Bateman refers to Cruise's film Cocktail as Bartender. Cruise corrects him and points out that his nose is bleeding.

- Bateman and his yuppie friends compare business cards at a swanky Upper East Side restaurant. Noting his peers' classier cards, Bateman becomes so jealous he finds it hard to breathe.

We're liking what we're hearing, but we'd STILL like to see Jared Leto come back and sing while his character from the film version gets axed to death!

Are U excited for American Psycho: The Musical?

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