What is this?!
Like most of the country, we became aware of Martin Shkreli as "that guy who raised the price of Daraprim by 5000%." He was all over the news, and became one of America's true villains. Then he did something... weird... he bought a certain one-of-a-kind hip-hop album, and threatened to destroy it. It only got weirder when rumors started circulating that said hip-hop group was going to hold a heist to steal the album back - but only if they worked with Bill Murray. Of course, that wasn't true, but people believed!
On the surface, this sounded like a great premise for a musical: real-life villains, hip-hop artists, heists, Bill Murray... what's not to love? But as we began writing, undeniably relevant themes started to emerge - corporate greed, the importance of art, the influence of the media - all underneath the wackiest, weirdest, most comedic premise imaginable.
It has been a weird and wonderful joy to take this idea and turn it into one of the most ridiculous musicals ever to come to Off-Broadway!