Brawling and Belting

Rumors continue to be bandied about that Fight Club, a novel by Chuck Palahniuk and later a film by David Fincher, could become a Broadway musical. The tale of two men (SPOILER: It's one guy) who start a brawling, anarchistic little gentlemens club that quickly gets out of hand seems like a strange fit for the singing stage, but the recent critical lauding of both the bare bones Broadway revival and hyper-violent film versions of Steven Sondheim's Sweeney Todd may be encouraging producers that it could work. Reports have even suggested that Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor might be writing the score. A film (and book) with a dark cult following, made into a musical by a musician with an even darker cult following? Seems like a strange fit for the bubblegum cult of Broadway. I suggest taking it to The Atlantic, where more off-beat shows like Spring Awakening get a chance to stretch their legs. []