The new musical American Psycho, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, opened on Broadway April 21 following previews that began March 24 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
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 serial killer Patrick Bateman.
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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; Theo Stockman as Tim Price; 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.
Benjamin Walker, Jennifer Damiano, and More in American Psycho on Broadway
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.
The musical recently announced its digital lottery system. A limited number of $45 seats are 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). American Psycho is also offering a limited number of $37 rush tickets in-person at the box office each day beginning at 10 AM. As with the lottery, there is 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.