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Duncan Sheik Confirms West End AMERICAN PSYCHO This Fall & Premieres New Song

February 10
4:28 PM 2014

Duncan Sheik Confirms West End AMERICAN PSYCHO This Fall & Premieres New SongTony Award-winning SPRING AWAKENING composer, recognizable concert performer and recording artist Duncan Sheik discusses his new mini-tour as well as performs a new song and confirms a West End transfer of his new musical screen-to-stage adaptation of AMERICAN PSYCHO now available to hear as part of a new promotional interview.

"The thing is, writing music for theatre is much closer to writing music for records - it's songs," Sheik candidly observes.

Furthermore, Sheik says, "You have the same kind of goal - you've got three minutes to try and communicate an emotion, an idea, and do it really well and craft it really well."

Additionally, Sheik relates of theatre writing, "The reason I like writing music for theatre is that there is this kind of long narrative arc - and, so, of course, you know what the story is and you know what is happening in the story at that moment, so it is clear what your job is and what you need to communicate at that moment. I like having that."

Sheik also touches upon his most recent musical endeavor, AMERICAN PSYCHO, "I've just been in London working for two months on AMERICAN PSYCHO... you know, they really know what they are talking about," Sheik says of the British audience.

Plus, "It looks like we're doing a West End transfer in the Fall - and, if that goes well, we'll bring it to America," Sheik says of the future for the 1980s-set serial killer-centric project.

Listen to Duncan Sheik's new interview on the KFOG Morning Show below.

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