PLAYBILL POLL: Who Should Kill It as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho? Readers Respond
17 Jul 2014
Second Stage has announced that American Psycho, the musical based on the 1991 Bret Easton Ellis novel of the same name, will begin performances in February 2015. The production has already had legs in London, where "Doctor Who" leading man Matt Smith played the iconically terrifying role of Patrick Bateman, a part originated on film by Christian Bale. The novel, movie and London production were bloody, sinister and terrifying for audiences of all shapes and sizes...so which actor will take on the deadly feat of bringing Patrick Bateman back to New York City?
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter to see whom they would like to play the role in the upcoming American Psycho.
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