So, Someone Decided the World Needs a Musical About Martin Shkreli

Yeah, you read that headline correctly. Now that you’ve recovered from the initial shock (that’s a lie, I don’t think anyone was a. prepared or will b. ever recover), here are the details in all their glory.

Two musical creators in the United States have decided that the world needs a musical based on everyone’s least favourite person, Martin Shkreli – aka, Pharma Boy. Yep, an IndieGoGo campaign has launched, seeking funding for the music to be titled Martin Shkreli’s Game: How Bill Murray Joined the Wu-Tang Clan.

Billed as a music caper comedy, the musical was created by Lauren Gundrum and Joel Esher who are hoping they’ll have debut at New York’s Midtown International Theatre Festival this summer. The premise of the musical is based in part, around an entirely untrue but entertaining rumour that Wu-Tang were able to steal back their one off Once Upon A Time in Shaolin album with the aide of one Bill Murray.

The show is actually already going ahead at the festival, but the campaign aims to fund the expenses of the show which include paying the actors, getting props, etc. If you feel so inclined, they’re actually still holding auditions for the roles of Murray, ZA, GZA, Ghostface Killah and Ol’ Dirty Bastard (who is apparently still alive in this interpretation of events?) and if you’re really feeling like getting your hands dirty and playing the villain of the piece, they’re still looking to cast Skhreli, too. Oh, and just in case in the wake of all this, you’ve forgotten about the Wu-Tang x Murray connection and are having a bit of a “wtf” moment here’s a reminder:


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