WILL OPEN ONE DAY LATER
PRESS OPENING IS NOW THURSDAY, APRIL 21ST AT 8 PM
PREVIEWS BEGIN THURSDAY, MARCH 24TH AT 8 PM
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
TONY AND GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER DUNCAN SHEIK
ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA (“SUPERGIRL,” “LOOKING,” GLEE”)
AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, has set a new press opening . . . Taking advantage of a newly available date on the Broadway League’s calendar, the musical will now open 24 hours later, on Thursday, April 21 at 8 PM. Previews will begin as scheduled on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Tickets for AMERICAN PSYCHO are now on sale via Telecharge.com or by phone at (212) 239-6200.
Based on Ellis’ iconic novel -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this month -- AMERICAN PSYCHO has music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (“Supergirl,” “Looking,” “Glee”). Directed by Olivier Award-winner Rupert Goold (King Charles III), AMERICAN PSYCHO has choreography by Tony Award-nominee Lynne Page (La Cage Aux Folles). Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew) portrays the lead role of Patrick Bateman, and the cast also features Heléne Yorke (Bullets over Broadway, “Masters of Sex”) as Evelyn Williams, Patrick’s girlfriend; Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) as Patrick’s Mother/Mrs. Wolfe; Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal) as Jean, Patrick’s secretary; and Drew Moerlein (from the series “”South of Hell, ” making his Broadway debut) as Paul Owen.
Following a highly acclaimed, sold-out London run, AMERICAN PSYCHO brings its designer brand of style, sex and synthesizers to Broadway. Set in the excess of 1980s Manhattan, AMERICAN PSYCHO 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 cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO also features Krystina Alabado (Lazarus, American Idiot) as Vanden; Dave Thomas Brown (The Legend of Georgia McBride) as David van Patten; Jordan Dean (Shows For Days, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Luis Carruthers; Anna Eilinsfeld (Kinky Boots, Wicked) as Victoria; Jason Hite (Bare) as Sean Bateman; Ericka Hunter as Sabrina (Rock of Ages); Holly James* (AMERICAN PSYCHO’s London cast) as Christine; Keith Randolph Smith (Fences, King Hedley II) as Detective Kimball; Theo Stockman (American Idiot, Hair) as Tim Price; Alex Michael Stoll (West Side Story, Evita, If/Then) as Craig McDermott; and Morgan Weed (Next to Normal, Saved) as Courtney Lawrence. Also featured in the company are Brandon Kalm (American Idiot tour), Sydney Morton (Memphis, Evita, Motown), Anthony Sagaria (The Bad Years), and Neka Zang (Rock of Ages).
*Holly James is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance in this production.
AMERICAN PSYCHO has music direction by Jason Hart, and music supervision and vocal arrangements by David Shrubsole.
AMERICAN PSYCHO has scenic design by triple Olivier Award-winning stage designer Es Devlin (tours for Adele, Beyoncé, U2, Kanye West), costume design by Tony Award-winner Katrina Lindsay (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), lighting design by Obie Award-recipient Justin Townsend (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Here Lies Love), sound design by Obie Award-recipient Dan Moses Schreier, and video design by Tony Award-winner Finn Ross (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). Casting is by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA.
AMERICAN PSYCHO men’s costuming is provided by MR PORTER, the award-winning global retail destination for men’s style, through a continued partnership following the production’s world premiere run at the Almeida Theatre in London December 2013. For more information about MR PORTER, please visit www.mrporter.com.
AMERICAN PSYCHO is presented on Broadway by Act 4 Entertainment (David Johnson & Jesse Singer), Jeffrey Richards and Will Trice, in cooperation with Edward R. Pressman.
AMERICAN PSYCHO had its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre in London from December 3rd, 2013 through February 1st, 2014. That sold-out production was presented by The Almeida Theatre and Headlong in association with Act 4 Entertainment (David Johnson & Jesse Singer).
For more information, and to listen to composer & lyricist Duncan Sheik perform select demo tracks from AMERICAN PSYCHO, visit www.americanpsychobroadway.com.