Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Slash & Dance Man

I'm guessing that Benjamin Walker will put some extra oomph into his strangling and slashing at tonight's show -- I mean congratulations to the folks who made the American Psycho musical for their two Tony nominations this morning, but I'd argue that clearly it deserved more, especially love for Walker's killer (SEE WHAT I DID THERE) performance. That said I haven't seen enough on stage to pretend I know anything, so don't listen to me. I'm not surprised that the show's been love-it-hate-it, because it's that kinda material. But obviously, given my endless posting, I'm of the former sort. 

I mean I'm tweeting to the world questions about when the Broadway version will get a Cast Recording released -- obviously I've gone wacky for it. For the record my favorite part of the show (favorite part unrelated to "Benjamin Walker in bloodied tighty-whities" natch) is the song right after the Intermission called "Killing Spree" which is indeed heavily reliant upon staging and lighting, which are the two Tony noms the show earned, so that makes sense to me. 

But it is a scene that captures what a musical version of American Psycho should be so, so perfectly - with its raving pulsing slashing throbbing hyper-stylized nightmare sexiness - that I really hope it's the one they get to perform on the Tonys. And you know I mean it because Ben's fully dressed for it and I still want them to perform that number. That's as crazy as a killing spree itself!

1 comment:

Derreck said...

The visual noms are totally well-deserved and I feel bad that Ben didn't get a nom because he's so great in it.

(I'll also take this time to say **drool** to all of the dudes in this show.)