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American Psycho Musical Inches Closer to Broadway

Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa pen the new tuner based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis.

The artwork for the new Broadway musical American Psycho.
(artwork via www.americanpsychobroadway.com)

The new Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa musical American Psycho is heading for a February 2016 Broadway bow, according to the show's official website. Dates and theater have not yet been revealed.

Directed by Rupert Goold, American Psycho is inspired by the 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis, which tells the story of a handsome young investment banker who has a secret life as a serial killer. The musical premiered at London's Almeida Theatre in 2013, in a production that starred Matt Smith as protagonist Patrick Bateman.

A 2014 New York workshop of the show starred Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman, with Zosia Mamet as Evelyn Williams, and an ensemble that included Jennifer Damiano, Wesley Taylor, Roe Hartrampf, Theo Stockman, Heléne Yorke, Drew Gehling, Angel Reda, Wallace Smith, Sydney Morton, Krystina Alabado, Jeb Brown, Isabel Keating, and Nick Bailey. The Broadway cast has not yet been announced.

Broadway vet Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) was expected to star in an off-Broadway mounting at Second Stage Theatre in February. The run was canceled when the show's rights holder, Act 4 Entertainment, decided an off-Broadway bow wasn't in the production's best interests.

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