American Psycho, which officially opens April 21 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, has announced the launch of its Digital Lottery. A limited number of $45 seats will be available daily for that day’s performance(s) online via AmericanPsychoTheMusical.com/lottery.
Entries can be submitted the day of the preferred performance, either by 11 AM for matinees or 3 PM for evening performances. Winners will be notified via email or text, and winners may purchase up to two tickets, which will then be held under their name at the theatre's box office (236 West 45th Street).
The new musical will also offer a limited number of $37 Rush Tickets in-person at the box office each day beginning at 10 AM. As with the lottery, there will be a limit of two Rush Tickets per customer. Tickets are non-transferable, and seat locations will vary based on availability and may offer only a partial view.
Both cash and credit cards will be accepted for all lottery and rush ticket purchases.
American Psycho, which is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, began previews March 24.
American Psycho has music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Directed by Olivier Award winner Rupert Goold, the new musical has choreography by Tony Award nominee Lynne Page.
Benjamin Walker stars in the lead role of Patrick Bateman. Walker is joined by Tony winner Alice Ripley as Patrick’s Mother/Mrs. Wolfe; Heléne Yorke as Evelyn Williams, Patrick’s girlfriend; Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano as Jean, Patrick’s secretary; Drew Moerlein as Paul Owen; Krystina Alabado as Vandan; Dave Thomas Brown as David van Patten; Jordan Dean as Luis Carruthers; Anna Eilinsfeld as Victoria; Jason Hite as Sean Bateman; Ericka Hunter as Sabrina; Holly James (seen in American Psycho's London cast) as Christine; Keith Randolph Smith as Detective Kimball; Alex Michael Stoll as Craig McDermott; and Morgan Weed as Courtney Lawrence. Also featured in the company are Sydney Morton, Anthony Sagaria and Neka Zang.
Set amid the excess of 1980s Manhattan, American Psycho, according to press notes, "tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a young and handsome Wall Street banker who pursues his darkest American dreams. Patrick and his elite group of friends spend their days in exclusive restaurants, hot clubs and luxury labels. But at night, Patrick takes part in a more sinful indulgence, and his mask of sanity is starting to slip…"
The new musical has scenic design by triple Olivier Award-winning stage designer Es Devlin, lighting design by Obie Award recipient Justin Townsend, video design by Tony Award winner Finn Ross, music direction by Jason Hart and music supervision and vocal arrangements by David Shrubsole. Casting is by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA.
The production had its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre in London December 2013-February 2014. That sold-out production was presented by The Almeida Theatre and Headlong in association with Act 4 Entertainment (David Johnson and Jesse Singer).
American Psycho is presented on Broadway by Act 4 Entertainment (David Johnson & Jesse Singer) and Jeffrey Richards, in cooperation with Edward R. Pressman. Tickets are on sale via Telecharge.com or by phone at (212) 239-6200. For more information visit Americanpsychobroadway.com.