Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Martin Shkreli, The Musical Set To Debut June 19

From the New York Post:

Pharma-bro’s odd story might make it to Broadway
If so-called “Pharma Bro” scammer Martin Shkreli doesn’t go to prison, he can always go to Broadway.

A group of musical theater writers started raising money on Tuesday for a new satirical musical about the alleged Ponzi schemer, called, “Martin Shkreli’s Game: How Bill Murray Joined the Wu-Tang Clan.”

The play centers on Shkreli’s $2 million purchase last year of, “Once Upon a Time In Shaolin,” the album by Staten Island rap group Wu-Tang Clan.

Soon after the purchase came to light, fake reports surfaced that the deal included a clause that allowed Wu-Tang to partner with Murray to steal back the album — which ended up becoming the inspiration for the show.

“Shkreli’s just such an interesting character,” Lauren Gundrum, the show’s lyricist, told The Post. “Shkreli buying this album is hilarious and so in character.”

Gundrum, along with writing partner Joel Esher, is looking to raise $6,500 to pay actors and cover productions costs.

One of the songs in the hour-long production is called, “I’m Martin F***ing Shkreli And You Can All Go F**k Yourselves.”

“You wonder what I’m worth, the richest damn Albanian to walk the earth!” Esher, who composed the music, sings as the ex-hedge fund manager in a demo of the song....MORE