American Psycho, the musical thriller based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel, recently concluded its sold-out world premiere engagement at London’s Almeida Theatre, but it looks like it will have new life in the West End. Composer Duncan Sheik confirmed future plans for the show during a morning radio interview with KFOG-FM in San Francisco.
“It looks like we’re doing a West End transfer in the fall,” Sheik said, “and if that goes well, we’ll bring it to America.”
American Psycho features a score by Sheik, who won a Tony Award for Spring Awakening in 2007, and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. It follows a narcissistic young banker (played by Doctor Who favorite Matt Smith) who has a murderous, psychopathic alter ego that he hides from his friends and co-workers. The musical was directed by Almeida artistic director Rupert Goold.
Sheik says Smith will return to the role in the West End. “He is the biggest sweetheart ever,” Sheik said about Smith. “He did an amazing job. I’m really excited about getting back [to London] and working with Matt again.”