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Saturday, October 13, 2007

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If the life of Imelda Marcos could be transformed into a musical by Fatboy Slim and David Byrne in Here Lies Love, so could Andrew Cunanan's. (Hurrah for Filipino notoriety! At least it inspires musical drama.) Cunanan may be a strange choice for many, but hello? Quirky, witty, and confident gay social climber dreaming the good life becomes Gianni Versace's murderer? It has, like Chicago before it, all the hallmarks of perfect theater. Ambition. Glamour. Sex. Despair. Blood. A chase. A nation riveted by headlines. A dramatic end. Jessica Hagedorn (of course) writes the book, songwriter Mark Bennett writes the music, and Christopher Ashley directs. The result: Most Wanted, where Cunanan becomes fictionalized as a party-boy named Danny Reyes (certainly not the local poet). Time Magazine covers the details of the emergence of the new musical.

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