American Psycho Finds Theatre And Sets Dates For Spring 2016
Broadway’s latest new musical looks like a killer good time! Another new musical has lined itself up for the 2015-16 season on Broadway and this one is definitely one of a kind! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that American Psycho will officially play Broadway this spring!
American Psycho is a new musical featuring music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the novel by Brett Easton Ellis. The musical follows the story of Patrick Bateman, a young man living the life in 1980’s Manhattan. He has money, looks, style, status and one huge secret. In public, he and his friends take pride in buying designer clothes and eating at exclusive restaurants. In private, Patrick takes pride in another type of rule. Everything begins to change when people, including those closest to him, keep disappearing.
Producers of the new American Psycho musical confirmed the production would indeed bow on Broadway this spring. The confirmation came as it was announced the musical would find its home at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on 45th street. Previews will officially begin March 24th, 2016 and no official opening night date has been set yet. American Psycho had its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre in London from December 2013 to February 2014. The musical was originally slated to make its American premiere Off-Broadway in early 2015 at Second Stage Theatre. However, that run was scraped when producers decided they would streamline the show directly to Broadway.
As previously announced, American Psycho will be led by Benjamin Walker (Pictured Left), best known for playing the title role in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. He will star in the serial killer role as Patrick Bateman. Rupert Goold, whose work can be seen this Fall as he helms King Charles III‘s transfer to Broadway, is set to direct with Lynne Page as choreographer. American Psycho will be presented on Broadway by Act 4 Entertainment (David Johnson & Jesse Singer), Jeffrey Richards, and Jerry Frankel in cooperation with Edward R. Pressman.
In a statement to the press, Goold beamed with excitement as he looked ahead to working with Walker on stage saying,
“I’ve been a huge fan of Ben’s work on stage and screen and am really looking forward to working with him on American Psycho. He is an enormous talent and I think audiences will be utterly seduced by his dangerous charisma and extraordinary stage presence. He’ll make a killer Patrick Bateman.”
Producer Jeffrey Richards expressed his enthusiasm as well to work with Walker on the upcoming production saying,
“Ever since Ben ignited the musical theatre with his startling and superb performance in Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, I had hoped to work with him again. When Jerry Frankel and I were offered the opportunity to join David Johnson and Jesse Singer of Act 4 Entertainment in presenting American Psycho, my first thought was that the most charismatic and sexy actor for the role of Patrick Bateman would be Benjamin Walker. The gift of collaborative partners is that we were all in agreement and so for that matter, as I found out, was the entire creative team.”
Luner on Theatre will keep you updated as American Psycho heads to Broadway this spring! Check back as further creative team, casting and more becomes available to us! We are looking forward to this production making its American premiere with a team an excellent artists already represented well on Broadway this season! A sneak peek from the London production is located at the bottom of this article! Get ready to have a killer good time on Broadway this spring! For more information, visit American Psycho’s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter. (Copyright Note; Unless noted, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post) And of course, be sure to check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know!