A satirical musical based on the life of Martin Shkreli is returning to New York for a limited Off-Broadway run.
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Shkreli, the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, initially garnered attention for raising the price of a drug by more than 5,000% and refusing to apologize. Since then, he has become something of a public troll.
The musical offers a biting portrayal of the “Pharma Bro,” and includes both real-life actions as well as internet rumors about Shkreli, according to CNBC. When it originally premiered last summer, the show was called “Martin Shkreli’s Game: How Bill Murray Joined the Wu-Tang Clan” and played six performances to sold-out audiences.
Now, the show will be called “Pharma Bro: An American Douchical!” Actor Patrick Swailes Caldwell will reprise his depiction of a villainous Shkreli, according to CNBC, and some other cast members will return as well.
Shkreli himself sent the play’s writer a Twitter message when it premiered in 2016. “Heard the play sucked. Sorry that you are liberal and poor,” Shkreli said. Shkreli was suspended from Twitter in January for harassing a female journalist.
Lauren Gundrum, who wrote the show’s book and lyrics, told CNBC that Shkreli would be welcome to attend this spring.